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Boston-area events for January

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Celebrate a new year of great reads with authors and fellow book-lovers at many events coming up this month! Here’s a small sampling of what January holds; see our event calendar for all details and even more events. The movie adaptation of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls opens on Friday, January 6th. YA author and […]

2016 in review

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Happy New Year! We hope your year is full of great reads and good friends. Before we ring in 2017, though, let’s take a look back at 2016 — we had a very busy year! BGHB 2016 coverage Fanfare 2016 ALA 2016 coverage Remembering children’s lit Great Ladies Lois Duncan, Anna Dewdney, and Natalie Babbitt; […]

Week in Review, December 12th – 16th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… The annotated Fanfare 2016 list is here! Featuring a grouchy grandma, a civil rights hero, a “braggadocious” showman, patriarchy-smashing heroines, and more! From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Saving Sisters” by Jeannine Atkins Lisa Yee Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Branch by Mireille […]

Review of Goldenhand

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Goldenhand [Old Kingdom] by Garth Nix Middle School, High School    Harper/HarperCollins    345 pp. 10/16    978-0-06-156158-0    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-221678-6    $10.99 In this fifth installment in the series, Sabriel, the Abhorsen, is on a much-needed holiday, and it falls to Abhorsen-in-Waiting Lirael to investigate when her friend (and love interest) Nicholas Sayre sends word of an […]

Week in Review, December 5th-9th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Announcing Fanfare 2016 — our choices for the best books of the year! “What Makes a Good Picture Book?” newsletter Our new “Making a Difference” landing page, featuring resources on activism and social justice Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems Fiction: When the Sea Turned to Silver by […]

Week in Review, November 28th – December 2nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… 2016 Holiday High Notes Preview the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews coming in the January/February Magazine Lynne Rae Perkins Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle; illus. by Becca Stadtlander Fiction: Ghost [Track […]

Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life app review

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Released in honor of his ninetieth birthday, Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life (BBC Worldwide, November 2016; iOS and Android) spans his six-decade career as a naturalist and and the voice of the BBC’s wildlife programming. The app — which is, incredibly, free — contains over one thousand video clips from more than forty BBC […]

Week in Review, November 21st – 25th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Foreign Correspondence: “An Interview with Deborah Ahenkorah: Torchbearer for African Children’s Publishing” by Summer Edward November’s issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Native American Heritage Month, American immigration, feminism, psychology and empowerment, music makers Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Week in Review, November 14th – 18th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Julie Hakim Azzam’s “Books in the Home: ‘Mommy, Do I Have White Skin?': Skin Color, Family, and Picture Books” Caren Stelson Talks with Roger about Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Used to Be a […]

Week in Review, November 7th – 11th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… November’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Nicola Yoon, YA love stories in troubling times, fall-themed picture books, intermediate artist biographies, novels starring middle schoolers who find new talents (and new friends) Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bossier Baby by Marla Frazee Fiction: Juana & Lucas by […]