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April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: National Poetry Month

• Five Questions for Margarita Engle • “How I Discovered YA Poetry” by Marilyn Nelson • What Makes Good Poetry? e-newsletter • Roger Talks with Andrea Davis Pinkney (video) and with Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan • Be “the Hero and the Author” of Your Story: Elizabeth Acevedo at Simmons University • Recommended Poetry Titles […]

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Signs of Springtime

March/April Horn Book Magazine Spring into Nature, Earth Day (April 22), and Conservation April Fools’ Day KidLitCon 2019 More Signs of Springtime: themed booklists about bikes (and 5Qs with a librarian on one!), bunnies, birdies, and baseball From the April 2019: Spring News issue of The Horn Book Herald.

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: National Library Week

The theme of this year’s National Library Week (April 7-13, 2019) is: Libraries = Strong Communities. • Upcoming May/June Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50 • Roger Sutton’s 2018 interview with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden • ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo at Cambridge Public Library • Librarianship and information […]

Five questions for Raúl the Third

There’s so much to see in Raúl the Third‘s comics-influenced picture book ¡Vamos!: Let’s Go to the Market! (Versify/Houghton, 5–8 years). The story takes place in and around the bustling Mercado Cuauhtémoc as Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé make their way through the marketplace. ¡Vamos! is part of the debut list of Houghton Mifflin […]

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News

Spring is here, and with it comes this Spring News edition of our Horn Book Herald e-newsletter, a bimonthly supplement to Notes from the Horn Book. Five Questions for Raúl the Third National Library Week National Poetry Month Signs of Springtime From the April 2019: Spring News issue of The Horn Book Herald.

Five questions for Christian Robinson

Another (Atheneum, 3–7 years) is the debut of acclaimed illustrator Christian Robinson working as both author and illustrator…in a wordless, sci-fi picture book about cats, wormholes (or maybe parallel universes?), friendship, and play. Filled with color and joy, the book alters perceptions and stretches imaginations. 1. Another is your first solo picture book — and it’s wordless! Was […]

Books mentioned in the April 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Christian Robinson Another by Christian Robinson, Atheneum, 3–7 years. Spring into nature The Home Builders by Varsha Bajaj, Simona Mulazzani, Penguin/Paulsen, 3–5 years. Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman, Viking, 3–5 years. Olive & Pekoe: In Four Short Walks by Jacky Davis, illus. by Giselle Potter, Greenwillow, 4–8 years. […]

Preview May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50

Special Issue: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards at 50  On the cover: original artwork by Kadir Nelson, a gatefold portrait of Coretta Scott King. Editorial page by special guests Rudine Sims Bishop and Andrea Davis Pinkney.  A welcome letter from Claudette S. McLinn, current Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee Chair. “Let Our Rejoicing Rise”: Rudine […]

Coming soon: Blowing the Horn: The Horn Book Musical!

April Fools’! Sad to say, there’s no Horn Book musical in our future (YET 😉). But just imagine the possibilities for a showstopping tap-shoes-and-bow-ties dance number! Thanks as usual to resident prankster/punster Shoshana Flax. Musicals are everywhere these days, and we’re thrilled to announce that the Horn Book is getting in on the fun. Blowing […]

Books mentioned in the March 2019 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Collective biographies for Women’s History Month Bagieu, Pénélope  Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Translated by Montana Kane Middle school, high school     296 pp.     Roaring Brook/First Second     2018 Trade ISBN 978-1-62672-868-4 Paperback ISBN 978-1-62672-869-1 Clinton, Chelsea  She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger Gr. K–3     32 pp.     […]