Here’s the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations all laid out. It’s a good one! Look for it in your mailbox later this month, or subscribe now.
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall Intermediate Knopf 339 pp. 3/15 978-0-375-87077-4 $16.99 Library ed. 978-0-375-97077-1 $19.99 g e-book ed. 978-0-307-97459-4 $10.99 In this fourth Penderwicks book, time has passed and the family landscape has changed. Mr. Penderwick has married the lovely Iantha; Rosalind is away at college; and Skye is fending off best […]
After a long, hard winter, spring has finally returned. With it come our little feathered friends — and picture books about them. In Ole Könnecke’s humorous, cheering picture book You Can Do It, Bert!, a small red bird walks out to the end of a slender tree branch, trepidation written all over his face. “This […]
Here’s an updated list of Passover books to nibble on when the matzo runs dry. Preschool Two Shalom Sesame series entries, written by Tilda Balsley and Ellen Fischer and illustrated by Tom Leigh, follow Sesame Street characters in Israel as they learn about doing good deeds. In It’s a Mitzvah, Grover!, Grover and friends […]
The snow is mostly gone, but here’s how we know it’s really springtime in Boston! While we’re waiting on those bicycles, here are some books about them. Reviews are from the Horn Book Guide Online. Picture Books Davies, Matt Ben Rides On 32 pp. Roaring Brook/Porter 2013. ISBN 978-1-59643-794-4 Gr. K–3 Davies puts his […]
Last night MIT hosted a Communications Forum, “Coming of Age in Dystopia: The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction.” The discussion was moderated by associate professor of literature Marah Gubar, with panelists Kenneth Kidd, children’s literature scholar and author (Freud in Oz) and literature department chair at the University of Florida; and YA fantasy author Kristin […]