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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.

Week in Review, November 28th – December 2nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… 2016 Holiday High Notes Preview the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews coming in the January/February Magazine Lynne Rae Perkins Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle; illus. by Becca Stadtlander Fiction: Ghost [Track […]

Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life app review

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Released in honor of his ninetieth birthday, Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life (BBC Worldwide, November 2016; iOS and Android) spans his six-decade career as a naturalist and and the voice of the BBC’s wildlife programming. The app — which is, incredibly, free — contains over one thousand video clips from more than forty BBC […]

Week in Review, November 21st – 25th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Foreign Correspondence: “An Interview with Deborah Ahenkorah: Torchbearer for African Children’s Publishing” by Summer Edward November’s issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Native American Heritage Month, American immigration, feminism, psychology and empowerment, music makers Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Week in Review, November 14th – 18th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Julie Hakim Azzam’s “Books in the Home: ‘Mommy, Do I Have White Skin?': Skin Color, Family, and Picture Books” Caren Stelson Talks with Roger about Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Used to Be a […]

Week in Review, November 7th – 11th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… November’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Nicola Yoon, YA love stories in troubling times, fall-themed picture books, intermediate artist biographies, novels starring middle schoolers who find new talents (and new friends) Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bossier Baby by Marla Frazee Fiction: Juana & Lucas by […]

Fiete KinderZoo app review

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“We invited 30 kids…to design an app…in 1 hour!” begins Fiete KinderZoo (Ahoiii, October 2016; iOS and Android). A photo slideshow on a series of brightly colored backgrounds portrays kids cutting and pasting collage elements, recording sound, and just generally having a blast hanging out at the Ahoiii studio. Upbeat string-and-xylophone music accompanies the photos. […]

November’s Notes from the Horn Book

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November’s Notes from the Horn Book is on its way to subscribers now! We kick things off with 5Q for Nicola Yoon on her new novel The Sun Is Also a Star. In this issue you’ll also find: • YA stories of finding love in troubled times • “wonderfall” seasonal picture books • illustrated artist […]

Wonderfall!

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Bid goodbye to summer, embrace the natural beauty and coziness of autumn, and prepare for the coming cold with these seasonally appropriate new picture books. Kenard Pak‘s Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn offers a warm welcome to fall. “Hello, late summer morning,” says a young girl in a red scarf as she leaves her house on […]

Week in Review, October 31st – November 4th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Remembering Natalie Babbitt 2016 Horn BOO! and Baby Horn BOO! Halloween reading recommendations November/December 2016 The Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents November/December Editorial: “We’re with Her” by Elissa Gershowitz and Martha V. Parravano Mordicai Gerstein Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales […]

The Phantom of the Opera is there…

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…inside our office! Editorial intern Molly accessorized her already-adorbs Halloween #OOTD with a mask that just arrived to promote A. G. Howard’s upcoming Phantom-inspired YA novel RoseBlood (Abrams/Amulet, January 2017). Time for a Halloween singalong at our desks, I think!