Horn Book Week in Review, March 3rd–7th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the March/April issue: “Do Great Work and the Rest Will Follow” by Shadra Strickland “An Interview with Neal Porter” by Leonard S. Marcus We’re expanding our Review of the Week feature to spotlight more of the books (and more of the HB reviewers!) we love. Starting this week, you’ll find […]

March children’s lit events in Boston

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There are a heckuva lot of events happening in and around Boston this month — definitely a good thing, since we’re all starting to go a little stir-crazy with winter dragging on. Signings, workshops, panels, and drink nights make for a nice change from holing up at home on these dreary days. Be sure to […]

Review(s) of the Week news


We’re expanding our Review of the Week feature to spotlight more of the books (and more of the HB reviewers!) we love. Beginning today, you’ll find brand-new reviews of recommended books and apps four days a week: Mondays: picture books Tuesdays: fiction Wednesdays: nonfiction Thursdays: apps and e-books Click on the tag Review of the […]

Horn Book Week in Review, February 24th–28th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Not on our site, but not to be missed: PW’s article about the CBB “Why Did THAT Book Win?” panel Preview the March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Illustration From the March/April issue: Editorial: “As Pretty Does” “Just Enjoy the Pictures: Hand-Crafted Versus Digital Art” by Julie Danielson Articles from […]

The wave of the future?

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“What is it?” “It looks like a Disney princess movie!” “It sounds like a Planet Earth episode.” Well, not exactly, but not far off the mark, either. Disney and author Jennifer Donnelly (A Northern Light, Revolution) are collaborating on a multimedia fantasy project set to debut in early May. The WaterFire saga is projected to […]

Horn Book Week in Review, February 17th–21st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Last night was the second Children’s Books Boston event, a panel discussion of the 2014 ALA Award winners called “Why Did THAT Book Win?” Panel moderator Roger Sutton and attendee Cindy Ritter recap the panel. From the March/April 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Illustration: “Pen, Ink, Watercolor, […]

Horn Book Week in Review, February 10th–14th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… We’ve got a new blog! Check out Lolly’s Classroom, all about using children’s trade books in the library. Lolly introduces the blog here; look for posts from Lolly and her fellow educator bloggers three times a week. Happy Valentine’s Day! What would characters of children’s and YA lit tweet to each […]

Jack and the Beanstalk app review

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The latest in Nosy Crow’s fairy-tale app series, Jack and the Beanstalk (January 2013), features all of the developer’s thoughtful design hallmarks (main text and speech bubbles narrated by child actors; intuitive, no-reading-required navigation; a wide repertoire of possible interactive responses; subtle verbal and visual interactivity prompts), but this is perhaps the most activity-driven and […]

February’s Notes on the way!

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Subscribers to our monthly newsletter Notes from the Horn Book should be receiving the February issue in their inboxes annnnnny minute. This time around we’ve got five questions for esteemed poet Marilyn Nelson, and much more: • Black History Month reading for middle-graders • picture books about independence for preschoolers • facts and figures about […]

Happy birthday, Charles Darwin!

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on this day in 1809. Below you’ll find a range of nonfiction titles on Darwin’s life, his theories of evolution, and his contributions to science, all recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. Primary In Charlie and Kiwi: An Evolutionary Adventure, Eileen Campbell’s age-appropriate, scientifically on-target discussion of evolution, Charlie and […]