Books by Sarah Horne

RA THE MIGHTY by A.B. Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Fast-paced adventure with a lot of charm. (glossary of names, author's note, source note, acknowledgements) (Historical fantasy/mystery. 8-11)"
Ra is Pharaoh's Cat, exalted, proud, pampered, and very lazy. Read full book review >
I GOT A CHICKEN FOR MY BIRTHDAY by Laura Gehl
Released: March 1, 2018

"Either Horne was in Gehl's pocket or vice versa, because this utterly seamless blend of story and art is an ingenious treat for all ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
What's wrong with Abuela Lola? Our birthday girl asked her three times for amusement-park tickets, and you know what? Abuela sent her a take-charge chicken styling yellow construction boots instead! Read full book review >
THE LONG-LOST SECRET DIARY OF THE WORLD'S WORST KNIGHT by Tim  Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A newly minted knight goes from zero to hero—at least in his own mind. (afterword, glossary, timeline) (Historical farce. 9-11)"
Young squire Roderick is ready for knightly fame—as soon as he finds a sword he can lift, that is, and can rid himself of a tendency to wail when his horse moves. Read full book review >
SCOUT AND THE SAUSAGE THIEF by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A bit silly but good fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Scout, a female German shepherd, is very excited to be trying for her Care in the Community badge at Sausage Dreams Puppy Academy. Read full book review >
SCAM ON THE CAM by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Readers who have come this far with the series will find themselves giggling over Sesame's good-natured bossiness and her impressive snooping skills. (Fiction. 7-11)"
That precocious sleuth on roller skates, Sophie "Sesame" Seade, attempts to track down the source of the bug that is making the Cambridge rowing team sick on the eve of its race with Oxford. Read full book review >
GARGOYLES GONE AWOL by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Beauvais' narrative zips breezily along and gets to the end with several moments of laugh-out-loud cleverness—and that's enough to grab readers. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Young Sesame Seade returns for a second round of detective work around and about the colleges of Cambridge University (Sleuth on Skates, 2014), this time aided by friends Toby and Gemma.Read full book review >
SLEUTH ON SKATES by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A likable and diverting British import. (Mystery. 9-12)"
An appealing girl detective makes her debut in the first of a mystery series. Read full book review >
GUINEA PIGS ONLINE by Jennifer Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Vast libraries of humorous animal fantasies available both locally and from across the pond make this an easy title to ignore. (Humor. 7-10)"
Fuzzy and Coco, two very different guinea pigs, are very good friends. Read full book review >
NANA TAKES THE REINS! by Kathleen Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"But in the end they are left with something less sticky than even mind-candy. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Though her daughter thinks she's too old to do anything interesting, Nana takes it into her head to ride a bull when the rodeo comes to Lettuceberg. Read full book review >
VILE by Mark Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Though not really 'cautionary' in the Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls sense, this does offer some memorable lines ('Even if I haven't picked the right school, I'll have picked the right nostril') and acting out to counter the bland modeling more common in standard manner manuals. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two rival Academies in the town of Beastieville counterintuitively offer either training in good manners for the already-virtuous or a bad-behavior curriculum tailored to students who "pester, pinch, and push, / who sniffle in their snot." Read full book review >
NANA CRACKS THE CASE! by Kathleen Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The efforts at postmodern humor à la Scieszka occasionally succeed, but can't compensate for affectless characters and a senseless plot, making it all the more puzzling why separate credit is given for the story's 'concept.' (Fiction. 7-10)"
Prone to seeking out odd jobs and getting fired from them, Nana is hired as a police detective in Crispy County. Read full book review >