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Week in Review, May 2nd-6th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations: “Editorial: &” by Martha V. Parravano Boston-area events in May We’ve added lots more pins and boards (including collaborations, movie adaptation reviews, Summer Reading lists, & more!) to our Pinterest account — come browse! Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Boston-area events in May

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It’s a busy month for Boston bibliophiles! Here’s a small sampling of events coming up in May; check out our event calendar for all details and even more events. The 2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island program will feature graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson, creator of the 2016 Newbery Honor book Roller Girl. Meet Jamieson at […]

Week in Review, April 25th-29th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations: “Teamwork: Pictures in My Head” by Ann Rider What Makes Good Poetry? newsletter featuring 5Q for Joyce Sidman Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: On the Farm, at the Market by G. Brian Karas Fiction: A Tangle of Gold [Colors of […]

Week in Review, April 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2016 Special Issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Collaborations: “Nerdy for Life” by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp Goodbye, Jim: Roger remembers James Cross Giblin RIP Prince: A purple-themed booklist in honor of the Purple One Oldies-but-goodies: booklists for Passover and Earth Day Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

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” […]