September/October 2022 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration from Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October 2022 Horn Book Magazine:

A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall; illus. by Vera Brosgol (Greenwillow)

Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall (Little, Brown)

Madani’s Best Game by Fran Pintadera; illus. by Raquel Catalina; trans. from Spanish by Lawrence Schimel (Eerdmans)

The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander (Little, Brown)

Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke; illus. by Onyinye Iwu (Candlewick)

Oh, Sal by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)

Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King (Scholastic)

Merci Suárez Plays It Cool by Meg Medina (Candlewick)

Black Bird, Blue Road by Sofiya Pasternack (Versify/HarperCollins)

Tumble by Celia C. Pérez (Kokila/Penguin)

Violet & Jobie in the Wild by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow)

Twin Cities by Jose Pimienta (RH Graphic/Random)

Windswept by Margi Preus; illus. by Armando Veve (Amulet/Abrams)

The Language of Seabirds by Will Taylor (Scholastic)

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Frank Morrison (Crown)

Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy; illus. by Janelle Washington (Roaring Brook)

Buzzkill: A Wild Wander Through the Weird and Threatened World of Bugs by Brenna Maloney; illus. by Dave Mottram (Godwin/Holt)

Concrete: From the Ground Up by Larissa Theule; illus. by Steve Light (Candlewick)

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