Books by Sarah Horne

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 >
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 >
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 >