Week in Review, November 17th-21st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Naomi Shihab Nye Talks With Roger Jim Arnosky’s “Remembering Trina Schart Hyman” on the tenth anniversary of her death Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson on her National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming! Here’s our starred review. Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak […]

Jump See Farm app review

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New educational app Jump See Farm (JUMPSEEWOW, October 2014) introduces preschool and primary-age kids to life on several independent rural farms as well as an urban apiary (Best Bees, right here in Boston!). From the main menu, tap on an icon to explore one of six subjects: pig, sheep, dairy cow, chicken, tractor, and bees. […]

Steampunk queen: An interview with Gail Carriger

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Gail Carriger introduced readers to her alternate Victorian London — chock-full of steampunk technology and supernatural characters — in 2009 with Soulless, the first volume of her five-book adult series The Parasol Protectorate. The Finishing School series, a YA prequel series set in the same world, soon followed, beginning with Curtsies & Conspiracies. Espionage lessons, […]

Week in Review, November 10th-14th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… November’s Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Sharon G. Flake, more wacky middle-grade adventures, pals in new picture books, around-the-world primary and intermediate, YA nonfiction about social justice Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Way to the Zoo by John Burningham Fiction: The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illus. […]

Roxie’s Puzzle Adventure app review

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Roxie Munro was a featured artists in KidLit TV’s premiere StoryMakers episode earlier this week — and with good reason. Not only has she written and illustrated more than thirty children’s books (including Hatch!, Busy Builders, and Mazeways), she’s also created a series of “Kids Interactive Walk-in Story Books” with affiliated apps and three stand-alone […]

November Notes is here!

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In November’s Notes from the Horn Book, K. T. Horning chats with Sharon G. Flake about her new middle-grade mystery Unstoppable Octobia May. In this issue, you’ll also find more wacky middle-grade adventures pals in new picture books books around the world for primary and intermediate readers YA nonfiction about social justice Read the issue […]

Social justice

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Civil rights, global warming, and crime and punishment: these complex social issues receive accessible, clear treatment in four new nonfiction books for teens. In Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America, Russell Freedman documents the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march, including the horrific Bloody Sunday confrontation between marchers and Alabama state troopers. […]

Week in Review, November 3rd-7th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Writer’s Page: “Beyond the Magically (Dis)abled” by Cammie McGovern Field Notes: “What Happened to the Frog?” by Jonathan Hunt “Girls in Towers” by Margaret Willey Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee Fiction: Unstoppable Octobia […]

Susan Bonners storytime this Saturday

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Author/illustrator Susan Bonners and friends will read from Ms. Bonners’s books in a special storytime this Saturday, November 8th, from 10 am to noon. As Ms. Bonners is a Roslindale resident, the event will take place in the Community Room of the Roslindale Public Library. Ms. Bonners’s many books include A Penguin Year (1982 National […]

Monstrous Affections panel interview

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When you meet an author you admire and he says, “Hi, I’m Tobin,” it might be best not to say, “I know! …Sorry, that’s probably creepy.” Luckily for me, M. T. Anderson and his Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales colleagues — author/editors Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (who also own the mostly adult […]