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Top Picks in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Media| Stars List, July 2014

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Ben Franklin makes a splash, Hervé Tullet mixes it up, and Mo Willems makes new friends in the July stars, offering the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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Starred reviews, July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Starred reviews, July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Also: Newbery, Caldecott, and CSK speeches and profiles; the lowdown on Caldecott committee work; Mind the Gap; and my editorial on a Newbery/Caldecott scandal in the making.   Emily’s Blue Period; by Cathleen Daly; illus. by Lisa Brown (Porter/Roaring Brook). Hermelin […]

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May/June Horn Book Magazine starred books

May/June Horn Book Magazine starred books

I feel like the Fisherman’s Wife here–now that I have a window in my office, I want sunshine. But we are getting accustomed to our new quarters, scary warnings in the cafeteria about noroviruses notwithstanding. We even managed a star meeting! The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June issue of The Horn […]

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Horn Book Magazine March/April starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine (and don’t forget it’s a special one): My Bus; written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Greenwillow) Caminar; by Skila Brown (Candlewick) The Children of the King; by Sonya Hartnett (Candlewick) The Cracks in the Kingdom [Colors of Madeleine]; by Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine/Scholastic) Firefly July: A Year of Very […]

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Starred books, January-February 2014 Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January-February 2014 issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Some of these books will also be included on our Fanfare best-of-the-year list, which will be published next month.   Santiago Stays; written and illustrated by Angela Dominguez (Abrams Appleseed/Abrams) Hello, Mr. Hulot; written and illustrated by David Merveille (NorthSouth) Big […]

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November/December starred reviews, Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the November/December 2013 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Little Santa; written and illustrated by Jon Agee (Dial) Mr. Tiger Goes Wild; written and illustrated by Peter Brown (Little, Brown) The Tiny King; written and illustrated by Taro Miura (Candlewick) All the Truth That’s in Me; by Julie Berry (Viking) Coaltown Jesus; by Ron Koertge (Candlewick) [...]

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September/October Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine.   Xander’s Panda Party; by Linda Sue Park; illus. by Matt Phelan (Clarion) Mr. Wuffles!; by David Wiesner (Clarion) OCD Love Story; by Corey Ann Haydu (Simon Pulse) The Year of Billy Miller; by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow) The Big Wet Balloon; by Liniers (Toon/Candlewick) Counting by 7s; by Holly [...]

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Book/Multimedia Review Stars List | August 2013

How to Train a Train (Eaton)
©2013 by John Rocco.

On trains, cooking, and volcanoes.

Starred reviews, July/August Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Flora and the Flamingo; written and illustrated by Molly Idle (Chronicle) Niño Wrestles the World; written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Porter/Roaring Brook ) The Whole Stupid Way We Are; by N. Griffin (Atheneum) The Thing About Luck; by Cynthia Kadohata; illus. by [...]

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Book/Multimedia Review Stars List | April 2013

That Is Not a Good Idea! (Willems) ©2013 by Mo Willems.

This month’s star listings include That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems, among others.

Starred reviews, May/June Horn Book Magazine

The following books will receive starred reviews in the forthcoming May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine:   Crankee Doodle; by Tom Angleberger; illus. by Cece Bell (Clarion). Picture a Tree; written and illustrated by Barbara Reid (Whitman). That is NOT a Good Idea!; written and illustrated by by Mo Willems (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins). Bo at Ballard Creek; by Kirkpatrick [...]

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Book/Multimedia Review Stars List: February 2013

Exclamation Mark (Rosenthal) ©2013  by Tom Lichtenheld

Check out this month’s listing of stars! WOW!