January/February 2023 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration from The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes.

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2023 Horn Book Magazine:

Like by Annie Barrows; illus. by Leo Espinosa (Chronicle)

Once upon a Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner; illus. by Grace Lin (Little, Brown)

Black Gold by Laura Obuobi; illus. by London Ladd (Harper/HarperCollins)*

Dark on Light by Dianne White; illus. by Felicita Sala (Beach Lane/Simon)

Nell Plants a Tree by Anne Wynter; illus. by Daniel Miyares (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)*

City Under the City by Dan Yaccarino (Minedition/Astra)

Go, Sled! Go! by James Yang (Viking)

Let’s Go! by Michael Emberley (Holiday)

When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb (Levine Querido)

Four for the Road by K. J. Reilly (Atheneum)

The Three Billy Goats Gruff retold by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen (Orchard/Scholastic)

An American Story by Kwame Alexander; illus. by Dare Coulter (Little, Brown)

The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin (Porter/Holiday)

Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown)

The Last Plastic Straw: A Plastic Problem and Finding Ways to Fix It by Dee Romito; illus. by Ziyue Chen (Holiday)

Bomb (Graphic Novel): The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin; illus. by Nick Bertozzi (Roaring Brook)

Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport by Caren Stelson; illus. by Selina Alko (Carolrhoda)

The Indestructible Tom Crean: Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic by Jennifer Thermes (Viking)

A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)

Love Is Loud: How Diane Nash Led the Civil Rights Movement by Sandra Neil Wallace; illus. by Bryan Collier (Wiseman/Simon)

Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation by C. E. Winters; illus. by Matt Schu (Greenwillow)*

*HarperCollins Union members (UAW Local 2110) continue to be on strike.

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