January/February 2024 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration by Ekua Holmes from Coretta by Coretta Scott King and Barbara Reynolds.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2024 Horn Book Magazine:

Laolao’s Dumplings by Dane Liu; illus. by Shinyeon Moon (Godwin/Holt)

The First Day of May by Henrique Coser Moreira (Levine Querido)

The House Before Falling into the Sea by Ann Suk Wang; illus. by Hanna Cha (Dial)

Are You Big? by Mo Willems (Union Square)

Henry and the Something New by Jenn Bailey; illus. by Mika Song (Chronicle)

Next Stop by Debbie Fong (RH Graphic/Random)

Not the Worst Friend in the World by Anne Rellihan (Holiday)

Not Quite a Ghost by Anne Ursu (Walden Pond/HarperCollins)

Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang; illus. by LeUyen Pham (First Second)

Climbing the Volcano: A Journey in Haiku by Curtis Manley; illus. by Jennifer K. Mann (Porter/Holiday)

Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illus. by James E. Ransome (Wiseman/Simon)

Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King by Coretta Scott King and Barbara Reynolds; illus. by Ekua Holmes (Godwin/Holt)

Time to Make Art by Jeff Mack (Holt)

Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller by Breanna J. McDaniel; illus. by April Harrison (Dial)

Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; illus. by Alex Bostic (Carolrhoda)

The Fastest Drummer: Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith! by Dean Robbins; illus. by Susanna Chapman (Candlewick)

Remembering Rosalind Franklin: Rosalind Franklin & the Discovery of the Double Helix Structure of DNA by Tanya Lee Stone; illus. by Gretchen Ellen Powers (Ottaviano/Little, Brown)

Horn Book
Horn Book

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing.