From the Guide: Titanic

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The Titanic is one of those perennially popular topics; a quick keyword search in the Guide Online brings up eighty-four records (and counting). The following books, commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the tragedy — April 15, 1912 — are fine examples of Titanic lore. —Elissa Gershowitz Managing Editor, The Horn Book Guide     Chrisp, […]

From The Guide: Paranormal Romance

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Dying for some paranormal romance? These swoon-worthy YA stories of supernatural love, all recommended by The Horn Book Guide, are sure to melt hearts and raise spirits. —Elissa Gershowitz Managing Editor, The Horn Book Guide Cremer, Andrea Nightshade 454 pp. Philomel 2010. ISBN 978-0-399-25482-6 YA Werewolf Calla defies her pack by saving human Shay from […]

Paranormal Romance

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Dying for some paranormal romance? These swoon-worthy YA stories of supernatural love, all recommended by The Horn Book Guide, are sure to melt hearts and raise spirits. —Elissa Gershowitz, Managing Editor, The Horn Book Guide Cremer, Andrea  Nightshade 454 pp. Philomel 2010. isbn 978-0-399-25482-6 YA  Werewolf Calla defies her pack by saving human Shay from […]

From the Guide: More Good Space Books

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Danielle J. Ford writes about “What Makes a Good Space Book?” in this issue. For more recommended space books, see the reviews below, compiled from The Horn Book Guide and The Horn Book Guide Online. For information about subscribing to the Guide and the Guide Online, please visit www.hbook.com/subscriber-info.   Aguilar, David A. 13 Planets: […]

Review of Wonderstruck

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With Wonderstruck’s opening wordless sequence of an approaching wolf, readers might think they’ve embarked upon a Gary Paulsen novel, but this is a story not of wilderness adventure but of two young people running—to New York City—for their lives. The pictures (pencil, double-page spread, wordless) follow a young girl, Rose, living in material comfort but also emotional distress in 1927 Hoboken; the text is set in 1977 in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters region, where a boy, Ben, struggles with the death of his mother and the loss of his hearing.

From the Guide: Batchelder Award Winners

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The following reviews of recent Batchelder Award winners and honor books are from The Horn Book Guide and The Horn Book Guide Online. For information about subscribing to the Guide and the Guide Online, please visit www.hbook.com/subscriber-info. Bondoux, Anne-Laure A Time of Miracles 181 pp. Delacorte 2010. ISBN 978-0-385-73922-1 Library binding ISBN 978-0-385-90777-4 YA Translated […]

Modelling opportunity for blue-eyed brunettes

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While editing my reviews for the upcoming Fall 2011 Horn Book Guide, Elissa spotted these: From the last Guide: Apparently, the heroine of a paranormal YA romance must be an extra-pale, blue-eyed brunette with her hair in her (partial) face—at least, if I’m going to review it.

HBGO update

We’ve just added another 213 reviews to the Horn Book Guide Online database—take a peek at the newly added authors/illustrators and titles. I think my favorite title this time around is The Time-Traveling Fashionista, though Jenna and Jonah’s Fauxmance and Labracadabra are close runners-up.

From the Guide: 2011 Award Winners

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The following reviews are from The Horn Book Guide and The Horn Book Guide Online. For information about subscribing to the Guide and the Guide Online, please visit www.hbook.com/subscriber-info. Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books Vanderpool, Clare Moon Over Manifest 253 pp. Delacorte 2010. ISBN 978-0-385-73883-5 LE ISBN 978-0-385-90750-7 Gr. 4–6 It’s 1936 and Abilene’s […]

Guide Online update

Get a sneak peek at the Fall 2011 Horn Book Guide! We’ve just added 210 reviews to the Guide Online—check out the brand-new titles, authors, and illustrators. Subscribe to the print Guide and Guide Online here.