Friday, June 02, 2006

July/August stars

The following books will receive starred reviews in the July-August issue of the Horn Book Magazine:

Emily’s Balloon
(Chronicle)
written and illustrated by Komako Sakai

Clay
(Delacorte)
by David Almond

The Black Room:
Book Two of the Dark Ground Trilogy
(Dutton)
by Gillian Cross

Zelda and Ivy:
The Runaways
(Candlewick)
written and illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

White Time
(Eos/HarperCollins)
by Margo Lanagan

The Poet Slave of Cuba:
A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
(Holt)
written by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Sean Qualls

The Illustrator’s Notebook
(Groundwood)
written and illustrated by Mohieddin Ellabbad, translated from the Arabic by Sarah Quinn

The Wand in the Word:
Conversations with Writers of Fantasy
(Candlewick)
edited by Leonard Marcus

Ballet of the Elephants
(Brodie/Roaring Brook)
written by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

3 comments:

Jane said...

Ah, I feel as if I have stolen a little bit of that star for WAND.

Jane

Maxine said...

Hello, some of these sound like children's/teenagers' books. Mine are 15 and 10. Would they like any of these do you think?

Anonymous said...

I read Wand last weekend and found it very inspirational. What a great resource for those who want to write for children.