The following books will receive starred reviews in the November/December issue of the Horn Book Magazine.
The Pencil written by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Candlewick).
Old Bear written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow).
Who Made This Cake? written by Chihiro Nakagawa, illustrated by Junji Koyose (Front Street).
The Graveyard Book written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins).
Rapunzel’s Revenge written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale (Bloomsbury).
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve (Scholastic).
There’s A Wolf at the Door written by Zoë B. Alley, illustrated by R. W. Alley (Porter/Roaring Brook).
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random).
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Candlewick).