Week in Review, July 20th-24th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… We’ll be tweeting from the 2015 Simmons Children’s Literature Institute: Homecoming this weekend! From the July/August 2015 special awards issue of The Horn Book Magazine: K.T. Horning takes A Second Look at 1964 Newbery winner It’s Like This, Cat Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Skunk by Mac Barnett; illus. by […]

To Alice on her 150th birthday

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Frequent HB contributor and Alice super-fan Monica Edinger was kind enough to report back from the Morgan Library’s Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland exhibit so that we non-New Yorkers can experience it vicariously. The exhibit is part of a worldwide celebration of the 150th publication anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. A little more Alice love […]

Luna, Julia, and readers

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We recently received Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Holt/Ottaviano, May 2015). It’s sort of dual picture-book biography, telling the stories of a thousand-year-old redwood tree called Luna, which was slated to be logged; and of young activist Julia […]

Week in Review, July 13th-17th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2015 Special Awards issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “From the Guide: YA Memoirs” Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld Talk with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Wait by Antoinette Portis (plus her recent 5Q) Fiction: The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly Nonfiction: Salsa: Un […]

Week in Review, July 6th-10th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2015 Special Awards issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Caldecott and Newbery 2015” by Thom Barthelmess “Coretta Scott King Awards 2015” by Deborah Taylor “#WeGotDiverseAwardBooks: Reflections on Awards and Allies” by Megan Dowd Lambert July 2015 Notes from the Horn Book issue: 5Q for Antoinette Portis, summery picture […]

More ALA 2015 ♥

July/August 2015 Horn Book Magazine

In addition to all of last week’s glorious ALA goodies, we’ve got a few more to round up, all posted this week from the July/August 2015 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Awards: “Caldecott and Newbery 2015” by Thom Barthelmess “Coretta Scott King Awards 2015” by Deborah Taylor “#WeGotDiverseAwardBooks: Reflections on Awards and Allies” by Megan […]

Shark Week reading

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This week marks the 28th annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel (“the most wonderful week of the year!”). Here’s an updated selection of shark-themed books — ranging from novels to legends to nonfiction and from silly to informative to poignant — recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide. Any favorites we missed? Picture […]

Apps for learning and fun

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In these apps for preschool and primary users, interactivity adds an extra-engaging aspect to learning new concepts. The cute monsters from Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader, and Endless Numbers are back to teach basic Spanish vocabulary in Endless Spanish. A sight word beginning with each letter appears on the screen and is pronounced by the narrator, […]

Week in Review, June 29th-July 3rd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2015 Special Awards issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Editorial: “What the Survey Doesn’t Say” Profile of 2015 Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat by editor Connie Hsu Profile of 2015 Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander by poet/teacher Nikki Giovanni “Dream Keepers”: 2015 CSK Author Award acceptance speech […]

All ALA, all the time

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The Horn Book Magazine‘s annual special Awards issue (cover by Caldecott winner Dan Santat) is out! Here’s what we’ve posted just this week, with more coming soon: Table of Contents Editorial: “What the Survey Doesn’t Say” Profile of 2015 Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat by editor Connie Hsu Profile of 2015 Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander by […]