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Week in Review, December 12th – 16th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… The annotated Fanfare 2016 list is here! Featuring a grouchy grandma, a civil rights hero, a “braggadocious” showman, patriarchy-smashing heroines, and more! From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Saving Sisters” by Jeannine Atkins Lisa Yee Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Branch by Mireille […]

Review of Goldenhand

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Goldenhand [Old Kingdom] by Garth Nix Middle School, High School    Harper/HarperCollins    345 pp. 10/16    978-0-06-156158-0    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-221678-6    $10.99 In this fifth installment in the series, Sabriel, the Abhorsen, is on a much-needed holiday, and it falls to Abhorsen-in-Waiting Lirael to investigate when her friend (and love interest) Nicholas Sayre sends word of an […]

Week in Review, December 5th-9th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Announcing Fanfare 2016 — our choices for the best books of the year! “What Makes a Good Picture Book?” newsletter Our new “Making a Difference” landing page, featuring resources on activism and social justice Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems Fiction: When the Sea Turned to Silver by […]

Week in Review, November 28th – December 2nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… 2016 Holiday High Notes Preview the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews coming in the January/February Magazine Lynne Rae Perkins Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle; illus. by Becca Stadtlander Fiction: Ghost [Track […]

Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life app review

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Released in honor of his ninetieth birthday, Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life (BBC Worldwide, November 2016; iOS and Android) spans his six-decade career as a naturalist and and the voice of the BBC’s wildlife programming. The app — which is, incredibly, free — contains over one thousand video clips from more than forty BBC […]

Week in Review, November 21st – 25th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Foreign Correspondence: “An Interview with Deborah Ahenkorah: Torchbearer for African Children’s Publishing” by Summer Edward November’s issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Native American Heritage Month, American immigration, feminism, psychology and empowerment, music makers Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Week in Review, November 14th – 18th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Julie Hakim Azzam’s “Books in the Home: ‘Mommy, Do I Have White Skin?': Skin Color, Family, and Picture Books” Caren Stelson Talks with Roger about Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Used to Be a […]

Week in Review, November 7th – 11th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… November’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Nicola Yoon, YA love stories in troubling times, fall-themed picture books, intermediate artist biographies, novels starring middle schoolers who find new talents (and new friends) Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bossier Baby by Marla Frazee Fiction: Juana & Lucas by […]

Fiete KinderZoo app review

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“We invited 30 kids…to design an app…in 1 hour!” begins Fiete KinderZoo (Ahoiii, October 2016; iOS and Android). A photo slideshow on a series of brightly colored backgrounds portrays kids cutting and pasting collage elements, recording sound, and just generally having a blast hanging out at the Ahoiii studio. Upbeat string-and-xylophone music accompanies the photos. […]

November’s Notes from the Horn Book

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November’s Notes from the Horn Book is on its way to subscribers now! We kick things off with 5Q for Nicola Yoon on her new novel The Sun Is Also a Star. In this issue you’ll also find: • YA stories of finding love in troubled times • “wonderfall” seasonal picture books • illustrated artist […]