July kidlit events

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Summer reading events abound and many museums offer free admission — make the most of your July with these great events in and around Boston! See our monthly event calendar or click on the event links below for all the details. The Shrewsbury Public Library will host its annual Summer Reading Carnival with author and […]

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Week in Review, June 23rd – 27th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… At the ALA Annual Conference in Vegas? Come by booth #829 to say hi! From the July/August 2014 special ALA Awards issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Editorial: “Don’t Speak!“ Roger questions ALSC’s new confidentiality policy — and ALSC President Starr LaTronica responds. What are your thoughts? The 2014 Mind the […]

Ngurrara: A Ngarluma Story app review

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Interactive graphic novel Ngurrara: A Ngarluma Story (written by Tyson Mowarin and illustrated by Stu Campbell; Yijala Yala/BighART, 2013) introduces users to the history of the Ngarluma, the indigenous people of the Burrup Peninsula in north western Australia, and of Murujuga, one of the world’s oldest and most extensive petroglyph sites now threatened by industry […]

2014 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals announced

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The 2014 winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals — the UK’s Newbery and Caldecott equivalents — were announced on Monday. The awards are presented annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Kevin Brooks was awarded the Carnegie Medal, recognizing “the writer of an outstanding book for children,” for his […]

Week in Review, June 16th-20th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Freedom Summer Reading 2014 Summer Reading Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom written by Angela Johnson; 
illus. by E. B. Lewis — plus a Q&A for the author here Fiction: Chasing the Milky Way by Erin E. Moulton Nonfiction: A Pond Full […]

Freedom Summer reading

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the 1964 grassroots campaign to register black voters in Mississippi — the state with the lowest percentage of black voters registered and a history of disenfranchisement through intimidation and violence. These books about that significant and bloody summer are all recommended by The Horn Book Magazine […]

Headmaster?

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Crossing the Simmons quad this morning, I spotted a familiar figure: long white hair and beard, flowing robes, and twinkling, bespectacled eyes… Professor Dumbledore? No, it was Professor Bob White, a beloved Communications department faculty member. Still, his big smile and cheery “Good morning!” added a little bit of magic to my morning.

Week in Review, June 9th-13th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… The Fault in Our Stars movie review Remembering publisher Frances Foster “Changing Times“: Russell Freedman’s Kerlan Award acceptance speech June Notes from the Horn Book: five questions for Don Mitchell, Freedom Summer and Black History, bedtime books, wacky intermediate sci-fi, and middle-school graphic novels 2014 Summer Reading Reviews of the Week: […]

June’s Notes is here!

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In June’s edition of Notes from the Horn Book, we ask historian Don Mitchell about researching his new book The Freedom Summer Murders. You’ll also find • more nonfiction about Freedom Summer and Black History • new going-to-bed books • wacky intermediate sci-fi • graphic novels for middle schoolers You can read the issue online […]