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Harrumph.

Protagonists are having terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days in these new and upcoming picture books: (What's with the pissy penguins? I thought they were supposed to have happy feet.) Fortunately, these grumpy characters find ways to … [Read More...]

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Richard Peck Talks with Roger (Video Edition)

Sponsored by Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. The Best Man, Richard Peck's newest novel, will be published by Dial Books for Young … [Read More...]

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Grumpy Old Men

The Grumpy Old Men are coming your way around three o'clock this afternoon. Check back then at the Talks With Roger page to see us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ELUkNx2Izg … [Read More...]

Earmuffs for Everyone!

Scientists as dreamers

Can scientists be dreamers? They not only can, but should! The imagination pushes the boundaries of what can be discovered or created. The picture book biographies of the three subjects below — well-known Carl Sagan, and lesser-known Chester … [Read More...]

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Charlesbridge open house

Thanks, Charlesbridge, for having us over to your house last week. It was fun to poke around your office in Watertown, MA; see original artwork (Gareth Hinds's Samurai Rising cover art!); eat some snacks; catch up with friends and former interns; and … [Read More...]

Blogs

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Grumpy Old Men

The Grumpy Old Men are coming your way around three o'clock this afternoon. Check back then at the Talks With Roger page to see us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ELUkNx2Izg … [Read More...]

Grumpy_Cat

Harrumph.

Protagonists are having terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days in these new and upcoming picture books: (What's with the pissy penguins? I thought they were supposed to have happy feet.) Fortunately, these grumpy characters find ways to … [Read More...]

Earmuffs for Everyone!

Scientists as dreamers

Can scientists be dreamers? They not only can, but should! The imagination pushes the boundaries of what can be discovered or created. The picture book biographies of the three subjects below — well-known Carl Sagan, and lesser-known Chester … [Read More...]

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And now, a word from the “Real” Committee

We are privileged today to hear directly from Rachel G. Payne, coordinator of early childhood services at Brooklyn Public Library and chair of the 2016 Randolph Caldecott Award Selection Committee! We're so grateful and excited that she took the time … [Read More...]

Review of the Week

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Review of Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy 
Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb Middle School, High School    Levine/Scholastic    
306 pp. 6/16    978-0-545-73243-7    $17.99    g e-book ed.  978-0-545-73533-9    $17.99 In this young readers’ edition of The Winter Fortress, Bascomb (The Nazi Hunters, rev. 9/13) turns his attention to a single, crucial Allied operation of WWII: the disruption of the Nazis’ atomic program by eliminating their supply of heavy water. Bascomb opens with a suspenseful … [Read More...]

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App Review of the Week

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Toca Tailor: Fairy Tales app review

Toca Tailor: Fairy Tales (Toca Boca, 2012) is a fairy-tale-themed companion to the original Toca Tailor app, in which you can “make” clothes by tailoring size, choosing fabrics, and adding accoutrements. Click on one of the two child characters (a light-skinned girl and a darker-skinned boy), and your chosen figure is brought to a cottage room with a hand-cranked sewing machine and a window showing a snowy forest landscape outside. A box with a needle-and-thread icon sits at the bottom left … [Read More...]

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Recommended Books

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Review of Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy 
Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb Middle School, High School    Levine/Scholastic    
306 pp. 6/16    978-0-545-73243-7    $17.99    g e-book ed.  … [Read More...]

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Review of As Brave As You

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds Intermediate, Middle School    Dlouhy/Atheneum    415 pp. 5/16    978-1-4814-1590-3​    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-1-4814-1592-7    $10.99 Reynolds (The Boy in the … [Read More...]

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Review of There Is a Tribe of Kids

There Is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Roaring Brook    40 pp. 5/16    978-1-62672-056-5    $18.99 This is a book straight from the thoughts of a … [Read More...]

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Review of Mr. Hulot at the Beach

Mr. Hulot at the Beach by David Merveille; 
illus. by the author Primary    NorthSouth    56 pp. 5/16    978-0-7358-4254-0    $18.95 At the end of Hello, Mr. Hulot (rev. 1/14), the hero is seen … [Read More...]

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Review of Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton; illus. by Don Tate Primary, Intermediate    Charlesbridge   40 pp. 5/16    978-1-58089-297-1    $16.95 e-book ed.  … [Read More...]

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Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

Five questions for 2016 BGHB Committee Chair Joanna Rudge Long

Joanna Rudge Long is a longtime Horn Book reviewer, the former children’s books editor of Kirkus Reviews, and this year's BGHB Committee Chair. (This isn't Joanna's first BGHB rodeo; she previously … [Read More...]

2016 Fiction Award winners extras

On June 2nd, the 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards were announced — via video for the first time! — by Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and Linda Pizzuti Henry, managing director of the Boston … [Read More...]

2016 BGHB Nonfiction Award winners extras

On June 2nd, the 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards were announced — via video for the first time! — by Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and Linda Pizzuti Henry, managing director of the Boston … [Read More...]

Interviews

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Richard Peck Talks with Roger (Video Edition)

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

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Richard Peck Talks with Roger | additional videos

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

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Firoozeh Dumas 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. Author of the bestselling adult memoir Funny in Farsi and … [Read More...]

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Richard Peck Talks with Roger teaser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ELUkNx2Izg … [Read More...]

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Chris Barton on Whoosh!

In our July/August 2016 issue, senior editor Elissa Gershowitz chatted with author Chris Barton about his new picture book biography Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions. Read … [Read More...]

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