Week in Review, May 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Our 2015 Summer Reading recommendations are here! See what made the cut and download our pretty PDF for easy shopping/library-checking-out (or buy them from our online store)! From the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations: Book & Me comics by Charise Mericle Harper “What Makes a Good Fractured Fairy […]

Sago Mini Road Trip app review

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This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: the beginning of road-trip season! Seems like a good time to check out Sago Mini’s Road Trip app (Sago Sago, December 2014) — especially since it’s currently free. You play as Jinja the cat, off to visit one of three friends (a dog, […]

Week in Review, May 11th-15th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations: Book & Me comics by Charise Mericle Harper “Transformers: Transforming the Classics” by Gareth Hinds May Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: five questions for Last Stop on Market Street illustrator Christian Robinson, more picture books celebrating grandmas, picture-book musician biographies, […]

Book & Me, Week 2

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

In case you missed them, here is the second batch of entries in Charise Mericle Harper’s original “Book & Me” comics series: #5: Book makes breakfast #6: “I needed a pick-me-up. I’m seeing what it feels like to carry five starred reviews.” #7: Book vs. Amazon reviews #8: “How come we never go anywhere? OTHER […]

May Notes

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The May edition of Notes from the Horn Book is on its way! An interview with Last Stop on Market Street illustrator Christian Robinson kicks it off, followed by more picture books celebrating grandmas picture-book musician biographies intermediate fantasy with a hint of creepiness historical fiction for teens Read the issue online or subscribe to […]

Everybody wants to be Press Here

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When Hervé Tullet‘s Press Here came out in 2011, reviewer Lolly Robinson wrote that its ingenious interactivity “gives the iPad a licking.” Following a similar no-screen-needed interactive model is this lovely pair of books:     Susan Dove Lempke wrote of Tap the Magic Tree in the January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine, “Perhaps inspired by […]

Deliciously creepy fantasy

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Magical alter egos, parallel worlds, and uncanny situations add a bit of atmospheric creepiness to these four intermediate and middle-school fantasy adventures. Twig Fowler and her mother keep to themselves so that their neighbors in Sidwell, Massachusetts, won’t discover their secret: Twig’s older brother James has wings, thanks to a generations-old curse laid upon all […]

Week in Review, May 4th-8th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… In memory of three-time Caldecott Medalist Marcia Brown From the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations: Book & Me comics by Charise Mericle Harper “Field Notes: Alice, the Transformer” by Monica Edinger (Alice Liddell was born 163 years ago this week!) “Transformers: How Did Snow White Survive in that […]

Book & Me, Week 1

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

In case you missed them, here are the first four entries in Charise Mericle Harper’s original “Book & Me” comics series: Introduction to the series by Charise Mericle Harper Introduction by Mag editor Elissa Gershowitz #1: “I’m a book!” “I made him!” #2: “I don’t think the cat likes me…” #3: “Do you remember the […]

May the Fourth be with you

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Just in time for today’s Star Wars Day celebration, we received some super-cute Star Wars board books by Jack and Holman Wang. With the Star Wars: Epic Yarns series (Chronicle, April 2015), the Wangs use the same formula and needle-felt medium of their Cozy Classics books to retell a tale from a long time ago […]