Signs of springtime: bunnies


Like bikes, bunnies have returned to the Simmons campus! (And not just chocolate ones left over from Easter baskets.) Third-grade teacher Stacy shares her thoughts on using rabbit-themed reading with her students over at Lolly’s Classroom.

Week in Review, March 30th-April 3rd

Week in Review

This week on… The Horn Book Guide Online just passed an amazing milestone: 100,000 reviews! Demo or subscribe to the database here. From the March/April 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “‘This Is Too Much!’ Why Verse Novels Work for Reluctant Readers” by Dorie Raybuck Preview the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special […]

Passover and Easter 2015


We’ve updated our Passover and Easter reading lists in preparation for this weekend’s holidays— check out Elissa’s Passover recs here and my Easter booklist here. Happy holiday to those celebrating, and happy spring (at long last!) to all.

Hoppy Easter

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Easter’s almost here! This updated Easter recommended reading list has selections suitable for both secular and religious celebrations of the holiday.   Preschool In Ollie’s Easter Eggs, Olivier Dunrea’s lovable goslings celebrate Easter by dyeing and hiding eggs. That is, except for little Ollie, who steals all the eggs, whispering “my egg” each time he […]

Lindbergh enhanced e-book review

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Author/illustrator Torben Kuhlmann has collaborated with American publisher NorthSouth Books, their Swiss parent company NordSud Verlag, and German publishing company Friedrich Oetinger to create an enhanced e-book edition of Kulmann’s 2014 picture book Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse (April 2015). In Kulmann’s story (translated from the German by Suzanne Levesque), a mouse realizes […]

Week in Review, March 23rd-27th

Week in Review

This week on… Pam Muñoz Ryan Talks with Roger March 2015 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: trailblazing women, Earth Day 2015, National Poetry Month, folklore from around the world, and sporting life Not on our site, but worth a read: Elizabeth Wein invokes Roger in her BoB decision Reviews of the […]

Cat’s Cradle Book 1: The Golden Twine e-book review


Earlier this year publisher Kids Can Press and developer Animanga Plus released a “motion comic” e-book version of 2012 print graphic novel Cat’s Cradle Book 1: The Golden Twine (January 2015), written and illustrated by Jo Rioux. This fantasy series-opener begins with an intriguing prologue: a young boy sent to lock up his family’s chicken […]

National Puppy Day reading

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Yesterday was National Puppy Day! To celebrate, here are some of our favorite dog books from recent years (don’t worry; I’m pretty sure the dog doesn’t die in any of them!), all recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. Now, who wants to lend me a puppy to snuggle while I read? Picture books A boy […]

Sara Pennypacker on Completely Clementine

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In the March/April 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine, reviewer Claire Gross talked to author Sara Pennypacker about the end of her long-running Clementine series. Read the full review of Completely Clementine here. Claire E. Gross: What was the hardest part about saying goodbye to Clementine? Sara Pennypacker: Clementine was a mix of my […]

Week in Review, March 16th-20th

Week in Review

This week on… From the March/April 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: The Writer’s Page: “Ex Libris” by Meg Wolizter Poet JonArno Lawson Talks with Roger about Sidewalk Flowers Winter 2015 Board Book Roundup Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Bird & Diz by Gary Golio; illus. by Ed Young Fiction: Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà […]