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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, May 16th-20th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Our 2016 Summer Reading List is out! Head on over to the annotated list to read why we love these titles, then download the PDF to take with you to the library or bookstore To accompany the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations, a great Classic Horn […]

Week in Review, May 9th-13th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Our 2016 Summer Reading List is out! Head on over to the annotated list to read why we love these titles, then download the PDF to take with you to the library or bookstore To accompany the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations, a gem from our […]

♫ Summer readin’ had me a blast…♫

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This is the time of year when I get “Summer Nights” stuck in my head for weeks. We’ve been working on our annual summer reading recommendations, and how can you not sing “summer reading” to that catchy tune? (shoo bop bop, shoo bop bop, yeah!) Tell you more, you say? We’ve picked our top ten […]

Lil’ Red: An Interactive Story app review

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What’s black and white and red all over? Lil’ Red: An Interactive Story (2013), Brian Main’s savvy digital retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.” This light version of the fairy tale more or less follows the traditional trajectory but minimizes scariness. Naive Lil’ Red sets out through the woods for her grandmother’s, meets a hungry […]

May Notes is out!

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May’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter has 5Q for Mordicai Gerstein about the infuriating-but-endearing deity of his new picture book I Am Pan! In this issue you’ll also find more new takes on old tales light-hearted fantasy novels for intermediate readers middle-school nonfiction about scientific innovations and innovators compelling audiobooks for teens Read the […]

Eureka!

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Inspire middle-school readers with these true tales of intellectual inquiry, scientific advancement, and STEM trailblazers. In her latest Scientists in the Field series entry Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass, Mary Kay Carson takes readers into the research facility designed to be a self-sustaining model of Earth’s environments. The ability to control environmental conditions […]

Week in Review, May 2nd-6th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations: “Editorial: &” by Martha V. Parravano Boston-area events in May We’ve added lots more pins and boards (including collaborations, movie adaptation reviews, Summer Reading lists, & more!) to our Pinterest account — come browse! Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Boston-area events in May

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It’s a busy month for Boston bibliophiles! Here’s a small sampling of events coming up in May; check out our event calendar for all details and even more events. The 2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island program will feature graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson, creator of the 2016 Newbery Honor book Roller Girl. Meet Jamieson at […]

Week in Review, April 25th-29th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations: “Teamwork: Pictures in My Head” by Ann Rider What Makes Good Poetry? newsletter featuring 5Q for Joyce Sidman Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: On the Farm, at the Market by G. Brian Karas Fiction: A Tangle of Gold [Colors of […]

Week in Review, April 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations: “Nerdy for Life” by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp Goodbye, Jim: Roger remembers James Cross Giblin RIP Prince: A purple-themed booklist in honor of the Purple One Oldies-but-goodies: booklists for Passover and Earth Day Reviews of the Week: Picture […]