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Spring 2017 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Marcus Sedgwick

This interview originally appeared in the March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Spring Publishers’ Preview, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by The fortunes — indeed the lives — of friends […]

Spring 2017 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Shaun David Hutchinson

This interview originally appeared in the March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Spring Publishers’ Preview, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In At the Edge of the Universe, Ozzie is […]

Spring 2017 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Laurel Snyder

This interview originally appeared in the March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Spring Publishers’ Preview, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Orphan Island has nine inhabitants. No more, no less: […]

Spring 2017 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Steven B. Frank

This interview originally appeared in the March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Spring Publishers’ Preview, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Armstrong & Charlie meet when Armstrong’s parents decide to […]

Review of Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring; illus. by Robert Neubecker Primary    Dial    40 pp. 2/17    978-0-525-42819-0    $16.99    g As an upbeat narrative chronicles pop artist Haring’s childhood, early adulthood, and brief but momentous career, our subject faces relentless questions from onlookers confused by his […]

Review of American Street

American Street by Ibi Zoboi High School    Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    330 pp. 2/17    978-0-06-247304-2    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-247306-6     $9.99 Immediately after landing in New York from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. Immigration. Fabiola must continue the journey alone to her aunt and cousins in Detroit, specifically […]

Review of Say Hello, Sophie!

Say Hello, Sophie! by Rosemary Wells; illus. by the author Preschool    Viking    32 pp. 3/17    978-1-101-99925-7    $17.99    g This endearing mouse family’s fifth book highlights a new hiccup in big sister Sophie’s development that many parents and children will recognize: she cannot bring herself to say expected social niceties like […]

Review of The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli High School    Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    340 pp. 4/17    978-0-06-234870-8    $17.99    g Seventeen-year-old twins Molly and Cassie are inseparable despite being wildly different: Cassie’s breezy self-confidence and high energy seem to make dating easy, while quirky introvert Molly experiences intense crushes on boys but, […]

Review of Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman High School    Holt    451 pp. 4/17    978-0-8050-9339-1    $19.99    g e-book ed.  978-1-2501-0969-9    $9.99 Heiligman (Charles and Emma, rev. 1/09) again examines the impact of a family member on her main subject, this time unpacking the friendship between artist Vincent […]

Review of City of Saints & Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson High School    Putnam    409 pp. 1/17    978-0-39954-758-4    $18.99    g After her mother was murdered in cold blood by Roland Greyhill, a white mining tycoon and the father of Tina’s half-sister Kiki, Tina made a run for it. She deposited Kiki at […]