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Week in Review, February 22nd-26th: Black History Month Week 4

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: 2014 CSK Author Award Acceptance by Rita Williams-Garcia “Following in Their Fathers’ Paths” by Rudine Sims Bishop “Young Dreamers” […]

Week in Review, February 15th-19th: Black History Month Week 3

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: “Who Can Tell My Story” and “Dream Keepers” (2015 Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance) by Jacqueline Woodson three […]

Week in Review, February 8th-12th: Black History Month Week 2

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: “Decolonizing the Imagination” by Zetta Elliott “The Dillons on the Dillons” by Leo, Diane, and Lee Dillon “The Changing […]

February’s Notes on the way

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February’s issue of the Notes from the Horn Book newsletter is hitting inboxes now, with five questions for Tanita S. Davis on her new novel Peas and Carrots! You’ll also find: more YA about families facing serious situations apps to take preschoolers through the day nonfiction picture books for sports fans plucky fantasy protagonists for […]

Apps for morning, noon, and night

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Whether following friendly characters through a day of fun or settling users down for sweet dreams, these apps make perfect additions to preschoolers’ own busy days. In Fiete: A Day on the Farm, children help sailor Fiete and his farmer friends, Hein and Hinnerk, throughout their busy day. Users wake the snoring men in the […]

Week in Review, February 1st-5th: Black History Month Week 1

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: Black History Month 2016 at The Horn Book introduction “Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers” by Vaunda […]

LumiKids Snow app review

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It’s rainy, not snowy, in Boston right now, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to explore the winter wonderland that is LumiKids Snow (Lumosity Labs, December 2015). Opening the app, you’re taken to a landscape of white and icy teals, where a friendly seal waits on a small ice floe. Tap to access a […]

Week in Review, January 25th-29th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… January’s Horn Book Herald, special 2016 ALA Awards edition: 5Q for Jerry Pinkney, our reviews of honored books, and lots of web extras January’s Nonfiction Notes: Immigration; customs and lifestyles; inspiring athletes; investigating crime; psychology and mindfulness Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Red Hat by David Teague; 
illus. by Antoinette […]

Week in Review, January 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the Guide: Spanish-Language and Bilingual Books We’re on Pinterest — come say hi and see our boards! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Murphy in the City by Alice Provensen Fiction: Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather by Grace Lin Nonfiction: Amazing Places selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; illus. by Chris […]

Sago Mini Music Box app review

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I’ve been singing Sago Mini’s praises for some time (see my reviews of Ocean Swimmer, Road Trip, Friends, and Fairy Tales, as well as Shoshana’s review of Monsters), and now I have musical accompaniment! Sago Mini Music Box (2014) invites users to join cheerful animal characters to play three familiar tunes. First things first: choose […]