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Week in Review: April 11th-15th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Remembering James Cross Giblin Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary! We’re celebrating with a series of Cleary appreciations from the March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazine and on Out of the Box. Elissa rounds up all the entries in Today’s the day! Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary. Frances Hardinge Talks with Roger Spring […]

April Notes is here

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In the April Notes from the Horn Book newsletter, we ask poet Roxane Orgill 5Q about Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph (including her recommended jazz playlist!). This issue also features poetry collections to help intermediate readers celebrate National Poetry Month picture books to inspire close observation middle-grade historical fiction set in the […]

Brave new worlds

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Along with questions about technological and scientific advances, these recent YA novels — three sci-fi adventures and one science-centric historical fantasy — implicitly explore issues of social justice, inviting readers to think critically about our own world. Having escaped from prisonlike Haven in Killer of Enemies, a battle-hardened Lozen now leads her band of refugees […]

Week in Review, April 4th-8th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Preview the May/June 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine May/June 2016 Magazine starred reviews Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary! We’re celebrating with a series of Cleary appreciations from the March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazine. This week’s entries: “Once Upon a Time It Was 1950” by Tony Di Terlizzi Beverly Cleary […]

Zen Studio app review

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Edoki Academy‘s low-key app Zen Studio (November 2015), a “geometric finger painting app designed to help children relax and focus,” is probably best described as a hybrid of tangrams and coloring (colorgrams?). In the first section, you’re invited to create your own masterpiece. “Paint” with your finger with a wide array of colors on any […]

April Boston-area children’s lit events

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April (snow) showers bring… lots of April book events! Here’s a small sampling; check out our event calendar for all details and even more events in the Boston area. April is National Poetry Month! See the Academy of American Poets website for resources and local event listings. “The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek” […]

Week in Review, March 28th-April 1st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… To celebrate Roger’s 20th anniversary as The Horn Book’s editor in chief, here are twenty little-known facts about him from his upcoming memoir Sitting in Bertha’s Chair (Update: April Fool! But some of the “facts” are true… See details and Roger’s response) Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary! We’re celebrating with a […]

Week in Review: March 21st-25th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Have you heard our new podcast? Listen to the fourth (and four-and-a-halfth) episode: 1.4: Special Guest David Hyde Costello and 1.45: Special Material with David Hyde Costello Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary! We’re celebrating with a series of Cleary appreciations from the March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazine. This week’s entry: “Telling […]

Week in Review, March 14th-March 18th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Have you heard our new podcast? Listen to the third episode 1.3: To Kill a Mockingjay Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary! We’re celebrating with a series of Cleary appreciations from the March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazine. This week’s entry: “The Real Ramona” by David Reuther Also from the March/April Horn Book […]

Erin go bragh!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with nonfiction about Ireland and its history, fiction starring Irish and Irish American protagonists, and a little bit of pure blarney, all recommended by The Horn Book Magazine.   Picture books In Eve Bunting’s Ballywhinney Girl, Maeve’s grandpa unearths a mummy — common in Ireland, where (a note says) scores […]