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Week in Review, September 25th – 29th

This week on… Gallery of Horn Book Magazine covers by BGHB winners and honorees Ryan T. Higgins Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Home in the Rain by Bob Graham Fiction: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins Nonfiction: Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin; illus. by […]

Week in Review, September 18th – 22nd

This week on… From the September/October 2017 Horn Book Magazine: BGHB at 50: “The Adventures of Sparrowboy” by Carole Boston Weatherford “Looking for Queer Girls on the Shelves” by E. M. Kokie Jon J Muth Talks with Roger Fall 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Michelle Cuevas, Patrick Ness, Dan Santat, Shelley Johannes, Sherri Duskey Rinker & […]

Picture books for the first day of fall

Happy first day of fall! Heat up some cider or cocoa, snuggle in, and share these autumnal picture books for a perfect celebration of the season. All of the titles below were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide at the time of their publication; reviews reprinted from The Horn Book […]

Week in Review, September 11th – 15th

This week on… September 2017 issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Anne Quirk on The Good Fight, history nonfiction audiobooks, picture books full of back-to-school silliness, new chapter-book friends, YA about school as a source of (or break from) anxiety Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Why Am I Me? by Paige […]

New school year, new Notes

Hit the books with the sorta-kinda-schoolish-themed September edition of our Notes from the Horn Book newsletter. This issue features author (and Horn Book Publisher Emerita!) Anne Quirk’s 5Q interview about The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (And How They Shaped the Nation), as well as: audiobooks highlighting memorable moments and important figures […]

How to deal

For the protagonists of these recent YA novels, school variously serves as a source of anxiety and a means to cope (healthily or otherwise) with turmoil in other parts of their lives. In Posted by John David Anderson, the administration of Branton Middle School bans cell phones, and a new, old-fashioned idea comes along: sticky […]

Week in Review, September 4th – 8th

This week on… Alan Gratz Talks with Roger about Refugee July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors interviews: J.C. Geiger, Nic Stone, Karina Yan Glaser, Nidhi Chanani, Jessica Townsend, and Gillian French. Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Say Zoop! by Hervé Tullet Fiction: Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson Nonfiction: How […]

Week in Review, August 28th – September 1st

This week on… September/October 2017 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents, Editorial: “The Incomparable Robin Smith,” and Letters to the Editor Back-to-School Week 5Q for Andrew Clements on The Losers Club Recommended Reading Class Notes Extracurricular Activities Lolly’s Classroom Back in Session 2016–2017 Yearbook Superlatives Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Another Way to Climb […]

Week in Review, August 21st – 25th

This week on… Simon Pulse/Aladdin Books Publisher Mara Anastas Talks with Roger August 2017 Back-to-School Edition of The Horn Book Herald: 5Q for Andrew Clements on The Losers Club, Recommended Reading, Class Notes, and Extracurricular Activities Summer 2017 Board Book Roundup: new board books tackling concepts big and small Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Jump Numbers app review

In Artgig’s Jump Numbers (2016; iOS only), you play a badger-like creature tasked with getting “Snortles” to safety after the destruction of their home. The eight levels in each of six different regions (Summer Sea, Fungal Gulf, Arctic Expanse, Boulder Bay, Darkshade, Lava Lake) are set up with basically the same format: you, the badger, […]