Medicine and diseases

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Hand, Carol Epidemiology: The Fight Against Ebola & Other Diseases Middle school, high school     112 pp.   ABDO/Essential Library Lokere, Jillian Genetics: Unlocking the Secrets of Life Middle school, high school     112 pp.   ABDO/Essential Library Roberts, Russell Medicine: A Matter of Life and Death Middle school, high school     112 pp.   ABDO/Essential Library History of Science series. […]

Natural history

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Africa Middle school, high school     64 pp.     Brown Bear Australia and Southeast Asia Middle school, high school     64 pp.     Brown Bear Europe Middle school, high school     64 pp.     Brown Bear North and South America Middle school, high school     64 pp.     Brown Bear South and Central Asia Middle school, high school     64 pp.     Brown Bear Facts […]

World religions

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Bullard, Lisa My Religion, Your Religion Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook Illustrated by Holli Conger. Cloverleaf Books: Alike and Different series. After attending his neighbor’s bat mitzvah, David, who’s Christian, is interested in learning about other religions. Friend Sophia’s family isn’t religious, but she likes helping others. Fahmi’s Muslim family has its own special celebrations. […]

Recommended books about adoption

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This past Saturday, November 21st, was National Adoption Day, “a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families.” To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a list of recommended titles featuring adoption, all reviewed and recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn […]

Holiday High Notes 2015

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Have yourself a merry little read-through of 
our annual selection of new holiday books, with 
reviews written by the Horn Book staff. When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey; 
illus. by Geneviève Godbout Primary   Tundra   32 pp. 10/15   978-1-77049-556-2   $16.99 e-book ed. 978-1-77049-558-6   $10.99 In the tradition of Agee’s Little Santa (rev. 11/13) and […]

Recommended books on transgender lives

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Ellen Wittlinger’s Parrotfish was the first young adult novel starring a transgender protagonist. In the eight years since its publication, other books for young readers have also explored transgender lives and experiences. The titles below were reviewed and recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide at the time of their publication; […]

From the Guide: Comics for Middle Graders

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This year’s ALA honorees El Deafo and This One Summer show that graphic novels and comics continue to soar in popularity and critical acclaim. In their article “Comics Are Picture Books: A (Graphic) Novel Idea,” Elisa and Patrick Gall urge audiences to look at the form with fresh (and less intimidated) eyes; and on our […]

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson on The Book Itch

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In our November/December issue, our editors asked Vaunda Micheaux Nelson about revisiting the source material of her BGHB Award–winning No Crystal Stair in new picture book The Book Itch. Read the full review of The Book Itch here. Horn Book Editors: What compelled you to revisit the material from No Crystal Stair to create your […]

Books mentioned in the November 2015 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Tim Wynne-Jones The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jones, Candlewick, 14 years and up. Boys to remember All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, Atheneum/Dlouhy, 14 years and up. Calvin by Martine Leavitt, Ferguson/Farrar, 14 years and up. Show and Prove by Sofia Quintero, Knopf, 14 years and up. Orbiting […]

Horn Book Magazine – November/December 2015

November/December 2015 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents Features “An Interview with Kate DiCamillo” by Elissa Gershowitz A lively chat over breakfast with the outgoing National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. “’Children, Children, What Do You See?’” by Megan Dowd Lambert Excerpted from Reading Picture Books with Children, a new book that explores Lambert’s “Whole Book Approach” to storytime. “Comics […]