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Newly independent readers will go wild for these animal adventures with a hearty helping of wacky, slapsticky humor. A Goofy Guide to Penguins by twin-brother team Jean-Luc Coudray and Philippe Coudray supplies “everything you never, ever asked about penguins!” In an early-reader, four-panels-per-spread graphic-novel format, young Emperor penguins ask and answer silly questions: “How do […]

Week in Review: May 30th-June 3rd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Yesterday, June 2nd, Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and The Boston Globe’s managing director Linda Pizutti Henry announced the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners via video (for the first time!). Read the full press release and The Horn Book’s reviews of the winners. We’ll be at Hubbub Fest […]

Week in Review, May 23th-27th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… The countdown has begun! 2016’s Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners will be announced — via video for the first time! — by Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and Linda Pizzuti Henry, managing director of the Boston Globe, at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2nd From the May/June 2016 Special Issue […]

Board Book Roundup: Spring 2016 Edition

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This column is part of a series of recommended board book roundups, formerly published twice a year, now published every season. You can find the previous installments here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer “What Makes a Good Board Book?” from the March/April 2010 Horn Book Magazine. We need diverse board books, too! Start your child’s […]

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 […]