The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine:
All the World written by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane/Simon).
Fire by Kristin Cashore (Dial).
The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge (Bowen/HarperCollins).
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters written by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Schwartz & Wade/Random).
T-Minus: The Race to the Moon written by Jim Ottaviani, illustrated by Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (Aladdin/Simon).
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck (Dial).
Thumb and the Bad Guys written by Ken Roberts, illustrated by Leanne Franson (Groundwood).
Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) written by Lisa Yee, illustrated by Dan Santat (Levine/Scholastic).
The Frog Scientist written by Pamela S. Turner, illustrated with photos by Andy Comins (Houghton).