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Katie Bircher

About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

Week in Review, May 22nd-26th

This week on hbook.com… Watch the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards announcement LIVE on Wednesday, May 31st! In the meantime, check out our beautiful new BGHB microsite. This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: “Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay” by Elizabeth Wein. Mo Willems & Laurie Keller Talk with Roger Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! […]

Big little world

Roger’s post this morning about cozy mysteries reminded me that I spent my Sunday devouring Liane Moriarty‘s Big Little Lies. I loved the recent HBO miniseries starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, and the book is just as thoroughly enjoyable. My boyfriend asked me which I liked better, and I replied, “I like […]

Week in Review, May 15th-19th

This week on hbook.com… Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! See our top 10 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books from the last year for preschoolers through high schoolers (with annotations), then download our pretty, printable PDF. Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s pick: “BGHB at 50: The Garden […]

PotterCon Boston

It will probably come as no surprise to frequent OOTB readers that Shoshana, Cindy, and I were some of the first attendees to arrive at PotterCon Boston on Saturday afternoon. Less a con and more a low-key party, this event was the “the first annual Boston day-drinking and mingling destination for [grown-up] Harry Potter fans.” […]

Week in Review, May 8th-12th

This week on hbook.com… Farewell and good luck to Guide Assistant Editor and HB Podcast host Siân Gaetano — today is her last day at The Horn Book! Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! See our top 10 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books from the last year for preschoolers through high schoolers (with annotations), […]

Week in Review, May 1st-5th

This week on hbook.com… We’re on Instagram! Follow @thehornbook for featured Magazine articles, sneak peeks at upcoming issues, “Reviews of the Week” roundups, highlights from the Guide, office high jinks, and much more. Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s BGHB feature: Elizabeth Partridge’s reminiscence of The True Confessions of […]

Happy Star Wars Day!

Over at our newly de-carbonited Instagram account, Guide editor and Star Wars fan Cindy suggests celebrating with an out-of-this-world book: “Use the power of the #hbguide and the #hbguideonline to find #starwars books for young padawans across the galaxy.” Pictured, reviewed in recent and forthcoming issues of The Horn Book Guide: Tales from a Galaxy […]

What’s so funny about the 2017 Special Issue?

It turns out: a lot! In our May/June special issue on the subject of humor, Lisa Yee, Françoise Mouly, Eugene Yelchin, Philip Nel, Gail Carriger, Julia Marshall, and many more contributors cover what’s funny and what’s not (is poop funny? it depends — ha!), how to be funny, and how humor works as a narrative […]

Week in Review, April 24th-28th

This week on hbook.com… Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin Talk with Roger (and don’t miss Eugene Yelchin’s 2013 Magazine article “The Price of Truth” on the danger — and value — of reading in a police state) April 2017 “Spring News” edition of The […]

Week in Review, April 17th-21st

This week on hbook.com… Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! And if you’re at TxLA this weekend, run, don’t walk, to booth #2909 for a chance to win a trip to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards/Horn Book at Simmons weekend! From the May/June 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special […]