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Board Book Roundup: Spring 2017 Edition

This column is part of a series of recommended board book roundups, formerly published twice a year, now published every season. You can find the previous installments here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer “What Makes a Good Board Book?” from the … [Read More...]

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Here Comes Science…Marchers

On Saturday morning (a.k.a. Earth Day 2017), my friend, fellow science-enthusiast, and Scientists in the Field author Amy Cherrix and I braved the damp, drizzly weather to head down to the Parkman Bandstand, where the Kids’ March for Science Boston … [Read More...]

Best of Everything

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With the lovely Siân Gaetano departing the Horn Book to become the children's/YA editor of Shelf Awareness, we have an opening for an editorial assistant. See below. Position:            Editorial Assistant Reports To:       Managing Editor, … [Read More...]

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She Blinded Me with Science!

My family and I attended the March for Science Boston on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. My boys started out grumbling about having to participate in another march (Geez! We've only been to three since January 21st—it's not like we have to demonstrate … [Read More...]

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Hbook Podcast 2.8 – Special Guest Ekua Holmes

Siân chats with artist and illustrator Ekua Holmes about sparc! The Artmobile, art in the community, and her newly illustrated work, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth. Other books we … [Read More...]

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Best of Everything

Need a job?

With the lovely Siân Gaetano departing the Horn Book to become the children's/YA editor of Shelf Awareness, we have an opening for an editorial assistant. See below. Position:            Editorial Assistant Reports To:       Managing Editor, … [Read More...]

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Recommended baseball books

Play ball! The books below include both fiction and nonfiction titles for a range of ages. All were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide at the time of their publication; reviews are reprinted from The Horn Book Guide Online. Grade levels … [Read More...]

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War and refugees

Given the world we live in, where a picture of a kid who is dazed after a bombing is becoming normal, our children are exposed more and more to the topics of war and refugees from war. Even when we live in safe homes, neighborhoods or countries, we … [Read More...]

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On the Radar

Herewith a few tantalizing covers for anyone who is looking forward with anticipation to this year's Caldecott crop — I know these illustrators' names are on all your radars...     The cover of the Julie Fogliano/Christian … [Read More...]

Review of the Week

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Review of Forever, or a Long, Long Time

Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter Intermediate    Harper/HarperCollins    311 pp. 3/17    978-0-06-238568-0    $16.99    g e-book ed.  978-0-06-238570-3    $9.99 Eleven-year-old (but still in the fourth grade) narrator Flora and her younger brother Julian had been in foster care for as long as they could remember. Now they’ve finally found a “forever” family in adoptive mother Emily; her new husband Jon; and Jon’s daughter Elena, a sixth-grader at Flora’s school. When Mom … [Read More...]

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App Review of the Week

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Reflex app review

In addition to hearing the Duran Duran song in my head, I know Reflex (ExploreLearning, iPad app released 2014; iOS and desktop) as a program that my child's teacher uses to supplement the class's math curriculum...and with which my kid is obsessed. While it's geared toward classroom use (and homeschooling), we play it happily on a laptop at home, too, using our class login information. There are lots of different games, all based on specific math skills (addition and subtraction are where … [Read More...]

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Recommended Books

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Recommended baseball books

Play ball! The books below include both fiction and nonfiction titles for a range of ages. All were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide at the time of their publication; reviews are … [Read More...]

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Review of Forever, or a Long, Long Time

Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter Intermediate    Harper/HarperCollins    311 pp. 3/17    978-0-06-238568-0    $16.99    g e-book ed.  978-0-06-238570-3    $9.99 Eleven-year-old … [Read More...]

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Board Book Roundup: Spring 2017 Edition

This column is part of a series of recommended board book roundups, formerly published twice a year, now published every season. You can find the previous installments here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s … [Read More...]

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Review of If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed

If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed by Denise Vega; illus. by Zachariah OHora Primary    Knopf    40 pp. 3/17    978-0-553-49655-0    $17.99 Library ed.  978-0-553-49656-7    $20.99    g e-book ed.  … [Read More...]

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Earth Day 2017

Earth Day and the March for Science are tomorrow! The campaign focus for Earth Day 2017 is "Environmental and Climate Literacy." In keeping with that theme, the books below celebrate our precious … [Read More...]

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Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

The Horn Book celebrates BGHB @ 50

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. You can download and print Lolly Robinson's beautifully designed poster of the award winners here. Throughout the year, we … [Read More...]

BGHB at 50: Unleaving

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, established in 1967, we will be publishing a series of appreciations of BGHB winners and honorees from the past. This … [Read More...]

2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards speeches

Follow the links below to be inspired, moved, awed, and entertained by the complete 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards speeches (and while you're at it, re-watch the 2016 BGHB announcement with Roger … [Read More...]

Interviews

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Five questions for David Elliott

"Whaddup, bitches?" says Poseidon at the start of David Elliott's Bull (Houghton, 14 years and up) a verse-novel retelling of the Minotaur story from ancient Greek mythology that keeps readers on … [Read More...]

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Sydney Smith on Town Is by the Sea

In our March/April 2017 issue, our editors asked illustrator Sydney Smith about his illustrations for quiet new picture book Town Is by the Sea. Read the full starred review. Horn Book Editors: The … [Read More...]

Peter H. Reynolds talks with Roger: Video Edition

Peter H. Reynolds Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by I was always in and out of Peter H. … [Read More...]

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Chris Raschka on A Song About Myself

In our March/April 2017 issue, reviewer Susan Dove Lempke spoke with Chris Raschka about his free-spirited paintings for a new illustrated edition of John Keats's A Song About Myself. Read the full … [Read More...]

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Amy Sarig King Talks with Roger

  Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Although there's … [Read More...]

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