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Boston-area events in March

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March is a busy month for book lovers! Here’s a sampling of events coming up in the Boston area; see our event calendar for all details and even more events. Today, March 1st, the Michelson Galleries exhibit “Mo Willems: You Are Not Alone, Reflections on the News” opens: “It seems we are doomed to live […]

Week in Review, February 20th – 24th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month, Week 4 The Horn Book celebrates BGHB @ 50, beginning with Gregory Maguire’s look at Unleaving by Jill Paton Walsh (from the March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine) Tom Angleberger Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: A Perfect Day by Lane Smith Fiction: History Is All You […]

Week in Review, February 13th – 17th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month, Week 3 Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown; illus. by Greg Pizzoli Fiction: Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail Nonfiction: Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood by […]

Sweet board book treats

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These loving new and upcoming board books are perfect for your little Valentine. I Love You, Little One: A Touch-and-Feel Book to Treasure by Patricia Hegarty; illus. by Thomas Elliott (Tiger Tales, March 2017) Snuggly Puppy Looks for the Perfect Hug: A Tiny Tab Book by Nosy Crow; illus. by Jannie Ho (Nosy Crow/Candlewick, December […]

Week in Review, February 6th – 10th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… March/April Horn Book Magazine starred reviews February’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: 5Q for 2017 Wilder Award winner Nikki Grimes, middle-school books on the U.S.’s history of institutionalized racism, preschool apps featuring animal friends, picture books about children’s experiences as refugees, YA protagonists taking action against authoritarian societies Black History […]

Sound Rebound app review

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“Sound Rebound is an offbeat experience of color and sound that invites you to create ricochets, bounces, or bumps to investigate seeing and hearing. Imagine yourself inside a fluid world of 2-D shapes and design. What does it look and sound like? That’s up to you,” writes the Exploratorium of its newest app release (November 2016; iOS […]

February’s Notes from the Horn Book

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In February’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter — coming your way soon, subscribers! — we chat with author and 2017 Wilder Award winner Nikki Grimes about her new book One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance. More goodies in this issue: • middle-school books delving deeply into the U.S.’s history of institutionalized racism […]

Creature-feature apps

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These preschool-oriented apps invite young users to explore and learn with new furry (and feathered and…googly-eyed?) friends. Little Kitten opens with a brief (and optional) wordless video introducing our hero, a gray tabby kitten. Following this intro, the kitten — now in a loving home and christened “Crumbs” — plays in the child-owner’s bedroom. In […]

Week in Review, January 30th – February 3rd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Preview the March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine January 2017 Horn Book Herald: ALA Youth Media Awards edition Refugees welcome here: resources and booklist and four recommended new picture books about children’s experiences as refugees Frederick Douglass booklist Black History Month 2017 Making a Difference, Week 5 / Black History Month Week […]

February’s Boston-area book events

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A new month means new children’s book–related events and celebrations! Here’s a small sampling of what February has to offer; see our event calendar for all details and even more events. Yesterday was the first day of African American History Month. See the website for more information. Click on the tags Black History Month and […]