November/December 2023 Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews

Illustration from Maybe a Whale by Kirsten Pendreigh; illus. by Crystal Smith

The following books will receive starred reviews in the November/December 2023 Horn Book Magazine.

Don’t Blow Your Top! (Orchard/Scholastic) by Ame Dyckman; illus. by Abhi Alwar 

Mnoomin maan’gowing / The Gift of Mnoomin (Groundwood) by Brittany Luby; illus. by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley; trans. into Anishinaabemowin by Mary Ann Corbiere  

Maybe a Whale (Groundwood) by Kirsten Pendreigh; illus. by Crystal Smith 

The Blood Years (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) by Elana K. Arnold 

Duel (Simon) by Jessixa Bagley; illus. by Aaron Bagley 

The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman (Levine Querido) by Mari Lowe  

Gone Wolf (Feiwel) by Amber McBride  

Stuntboy, In-Between Time (Dlouhy/Atheneum) by Jason Reynolds; illus. by Raúl the Third 

An Impossible Thing to Say (Allida/HarperCollins) by Arya Shahi  

Stories of the Islands (Holiday) by Clar Angkasa  

Run and Hide (Clarion/HarperCollins) by Don Brown  

You and the Bowerbird (Roaring Brook) by Maria Gianferrari; illus. by Maris Wicks  

Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story (First Second) by Sarah Myer  

They Hold the Line: Wildfires, Wildlands, and the Firefighters Who Brave Them (Chronicle) by Dan Paley; illus. by Molly Mendoza  

There Was a Party for Langston (Dlouhy/Atheneum) by Jason Reynolds; illus. by Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey  

Beautiful Noise: The Music of John Cage (Schwartz/Random) by Lisa Rogers; illus. by Il Sung Na  

Shipwrecked!: Diving for Hidden Time Capsules on the Ocean Floor (Astra) by Martin W. Sandler  

Shigeru Ban Builds a Better World [Art for Good] (Tra) by Isadoro Saturno; illus. by Stefano Di Cristofaro 

Game of Freedom: Mestre Bimba and the Art of Capoeira (Abrams) by Duncan Tonatiuh  

To See Clearly: A Portrait of David Hockney (Abrams) by Evan Turk

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Joan Meshenberg

Mari Lowe’s latest book, Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman, was beautifully written and and had an engaging story line. The author captures the emotions and motivations of the characters so well in this page-turner book.

Posted : Oct 05, 2023 07:24



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