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Burleigh, Robert  Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor Gr. K–3, 4–6     40 pp.     Simon/Wiseman Illustrated by Raúl Colón. This book spotlights groundbreaking scientist Marie Tharp, the oceanographic cartographer whose mapping of the Atlantic seafloor yielded key evidence confirming the theory of continental drift. Tharp holds the narrative reins here, […]

The Horn Book’s Family Reading landing page

Family Reading blog

We are excited to debut our shiny new Family Reading landing page, a one-stop spot to easily access this blog as well as handy links to Horn Book content of particular interest to families (however we define the term). From this page, you can browse Books in the Home tagged articles and posts, themed booklists […]

Women’s History Month, Week 3

The Horn Book Celebrates Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and now seems like an especially important time to celebrate the achievements of women and girls. Look for the hashtag #HBWomensHistory17 on Facebook and Twitter and here at hbook.com. This week’s articles: Roger Sutton on Horn Book founder Bertha Mahony Miller: “What would Bertha do?” Two picture book biographies about […]

Week in Review, March 13th-17th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Benjamin Alire Sáenz Talks with Roger From the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “A Second Look: The Egypt Game” plus follow-up thoughts at Out of the Box by Katie Bircher Women’s History Month, Week 3 Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson; […]

St. Patrick’s Day reading

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Erin go bragh! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this updated list of nonfiction about Ireland and its history, fiction starring Irish and Irish American protagonists, and a little bit of pure blarney. All of the following titles were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide at the time of their publication; reviews are reprinted […]

Women’s History Month, Week 2

The Horn Book Celebrates Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and now seems like an especially important time to celebrate the achievements of women and girls. Look for the hashtag #HBWomensHistory17 on Facebook and Twitter and here at hbook.com. This week’s articles: Review of Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins (plus her article on sisterhood in […]

International Women’s Day/Day Without a Woman

strong women

Today is the annual International Women’s Day, and this year’s celebration includes the Day Without a Woman strike. We are in the office today — but we’re here repping red! For the month of March — Women’s History Month — we’re celebrating the achievements of women and girls with a daily book recommendation. Look for […]

Kenn Nesbitt on One Minute till Bedtime

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In our January/February 2017 issue, our editors asked poet and selector Kenn Nesbitt about the wide (and somewhat surprising) range of contributors to his new anthology One Minute till Bedtime. Read the full review. Horn Book editors: Not everyone in the collection is someone you’d necessarily think of as a poet. How did you select […]

Books mentioned in the March 2017 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Cynthia Levinson We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson, Peachtree, 12–16 years. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton, Atheneum, 5–8 years. Doing their bit (backwards and in heels) Doing Her Bit: […]

Paula Fox (1923–2017)

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We were saddened to hear about the death of Paula Fox. The author, a novelist of uncommon insight into the human condition, died March 1, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. She was ninety-three. In addition to her adult novels, she wrote more than twenty books for young people, including One-Eyed Cat, a 1985 Newbery Honor […]