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World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day, and right now it is absolutely crucial to advocate for the millions of refugees forced to leave their homes behind in search of safety elsewhere — safety that is too often denied. World Refugee Day is a good day to recommit to action supporting refugees. If you’re looking for a […]

Week in Review, June 12th-16th

This week on hbook.com… Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: Leonard S. Marcus on Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker 2017 BGHB Awards edition of the Horn Book Herald: 5Q for Angie Thomas on The Hate U Give plus extras on the […]

June Notes is on the way!

June’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter has 5Q for author Susan Juby on her newest novel, The Fashion Committee. In this issue you’ll also find welcome new love-story additions to the canon of queer YA preschool books celebrating the warmth between children and their father figures summery science nonfiction picture books on the birds […]

Love stories with Pride

Two intense, nonlinear explorations of love and loss; one surprising, sweet romance; and one high-stakes, swoon-worthy romp. What these very different (in genre and tone) love stories have in common are nuanced portrayals of a spectrum of sexual identities and experiences, making them welcome new additions to the canon of queer YA. Happy Pride Month! […]

One year later

Throughout the month of June, we’re celebrating Pride Month by highlighting articles and recommended books on queer lives and experiences. Click on the tag Pride 2017 to browse. But today, on the one-year anniversary of the horrific Pulse nightclub massacre targeting queer people of color — a community already far, far too often victimized by […]

Week in Review, June 5th-9th

This week on hbook.com… Calling Caldecott: “Dear Robin”: Martha Parravano’s loving words for the inimitable Robin: “Calling Caldecott = Robin Smith” The 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards winners were announced on Wednesday, May 31st, at Day of Dialog! Watch video of the announcement, see the press release, and read our reviews of the winners, then […]

Week in Review, May 29th-June 2nd

This week on hbook.com… The 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards winners were announced on Wednesday, May 31st, at Day of Dialog! See the press release and read our reviews of the winners, then check out our beautiful new BGHB at 50 microsite for even more. Sneak peek — with gorgeous cover art by Javaka Steptoe! […]

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 featured BGHB reminiscence: “BGHB at 50: […]