The September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine book review section features four books set in and around Maine: A quick Horn Book Guide Online keyword search on “Maine” showed that some other recent favorites are set in Vacationland. And there are many more! There must be something in the water. Sal would be proud.
I must not be the only one watching Will & Grace reruns. Here are five recent(ish) books starring straight girls and their gay BFFs. You can find more Horn Book LGBTQIA+ resources here (we just can’t get with QUILTBAG). You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison (Houghton) Weird Girl and What’s His Name by […]
Scratch the surface of history and you’ll sometimes find the stories behind the stories of accepted record. The following works of nonfiction encourage teens to critically examine the narrative that is history. In Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West, Candace Fleming sets her sights on two connected myths of American history: […]
Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer; illus. by the author Preschool Whitman 32 pp. 5/16 978-0-8075-3075-7 $16.99 g Penguin, dressed in yellow rain slicker and matching hat and standing under an ominous gray cloud, is in “a bad mood. A very bad mood.” He stomps inside and begins shedding layers. Off come the “grumpy boots,” “grumpy […]
Fans of R. J. Palacio’s 2012 book Wonder are probably familiar with the author’s #ChooseKind pledge and her 2014 book 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts. Now they can receive happiness-themed quotations each day with the Daily Wonder app (Random House, 2015). The app is no-frills: tap “Daily Wonder” in the pull-out menu […]
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. 978-1-60734-640-1 $9.99 From childhood, African American inventor Johnson was a tinkerer: “Lonnie loved building and creating. Ideas for inventions just kept on flowing.” We learn about how young Lonnie made model […]