Come October 4th and 5th, I hope you will join us at the annual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards and the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. The theme of this year’s HBAS is “Building Character,” and I invite you to join with the BGHB winners, Simmons faculty, and Horn Book staff in a day-long exploration of […]
Registration is now open for the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, October 4th and 5th at Simmons College. Cathie Mercier, Katrina Hedeen, and I are still shaping up this year’s HBAS program, titled “Building Character.” Don’t worry, it won’t be nearly as stuffy as it sounds. Our confirmed HBAS […]
I’m grateful to Mitali Perkins for bringing some humor to the multicultural canon; it’s in shorter supply than it should be, a situation caused at least in part by the utter seriousness with which adults — that’s us — talk about appropriate depictions of ethnicity in books for children and teens. The fact that we […]
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The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Xander’s Panda Party; by Linda Sue Park; illus. by Matt Phelan (Clarion) Mr. Wuffles!; by David Wiesner (Clarion) OCD Love Story; by Corey Ann Haydu (Simon Pulse) The Year of Billy Miller; by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow) The Big Wet Balloon; by Liniers (Toon/Candlewick) Counting by 7s; by Holly […]
Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron by Mary Losure; illus. by Timothy Basil Ering Intermediate, Middle School Candlewick 170 pp. 3/13 978-0-7636-5669-0 $16.99 e-book ed. 978-0-7636-6369-8 $16.99 The early-nineteenth-century feral child who inspired Truffaut’s L’Enfant Sauvage as well as Mordicai Gerstein’s YA novel Victor and picture book […]
Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. After a successful career of nearly two decades as a poet and author of books for younger children, in 2008 Kathi Appelt published The Underneath, an ambitious middle-grade animal fantasy that would […]
Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Lizi Boyd’s Inside Outside is a lo-fi busybox of a book: sixteen wordless spreads of a child’s play and projects indoors and out, linked by the passing of the seasons and some […]