September/October 2023 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration from Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October 2023 Horn Book Magazine:

Nesting Dolls by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Crown)

What Happened to You? by James Catchpole; illus. by Karen George (Little, Brown)

I’m From by Gary R. Gray, Jr.; illus. by Oge Mora (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes; illus. by Jerry Pinkney and Brian Pinkney (Porter/Holiday)

Bábo: A Tale of Armenian Rug-Washing Day by Astrid Kamalyan; illus. by Anait Semirdzhyan (Charlesbridge)

When the Stars Came Home by Brittany Luby; illus. by Natasha Donovan (Little, Brown)

Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith (Porter/Holiday)

Something like Home by Andrea Beatriz Arango (Random)

Abeni’s Song by P. Djèlí Clark (Starscape/Tor)

The Puppets of Spelhorst by Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Julie Morstad (Candlewick)

Those Pink Mountain Nights by Jen Ferguson (Heartdrum/HarperCollins)

Ghost Book by Remy Lai (Holt)

I Am Kavi by Thushanthi Ponweera (Holiday)

The Night Raven by Johan Rundberg; trans. from Swedish by A. A. Prime (Amazon Crossing Kids)

Courage to Dream: Tales of Hope in the Holocaust by Neal Shusterman; illus. by Andrés Vera Martínez (Graphix/Scholastic)

Remember Us by Jacqueline Woodson (Paulsen/Penguin)

Kin: Rooted in Hope by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Jeffery Boston Weatherford (Atheneum)

I’m Gonna Paint: Ralph Fasanella, Artist of the People by Anne Broyles; illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Holiday)

Coretta’s Journey: The Life and Times of Coretta Scott King by Alice Faye Duncan; illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Calkins/Astra)

Fungi Grow by Maria Gianferrari; illus. by Diana Sudyka (Beach Lane/Simon)

Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods by Grace Lin (Little, Brown)

Tomfoolery!: Randolph Caldecott and the Rambunctious Coming-of-Age of Children’s Books by Michelle Markel; illus. by Barbara McClintock (Chronicle)

Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir by Pedro Martín (Dial)

Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Germany by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook)

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