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Week in Review, April 15th – 19th

This week on… David Elliott Talks with Roger about Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman Fiction: The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake Nonfiction: Two Brothers, Four Hands: The Artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti […]

Whatcha up to this weekend?

Whether you and your loved ones are observing Passover, celebrating Easter, or just spending a (hopefully sunny, but probably not; sigh) spring weekend together, enjoy! We think every occasion is made better with books, so here are some booklists recommending titles to take along, whatever the festivities. And if you, like Shoshana*, are having a […]

Peeps and People

  Debbie Reese’s Arbuthnot Lecture is up if you want to give a look and listen; I haven’t listened yet but will; the lecture will also be published in a forthcoming issue of ALSC’s Children and Libraries.                 Then, for fun, see Kitty Flynn’s Peep-driven crisis of parenthood. […]

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We are just dotting the is of the May/June issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards. Phew! I don’t think we’ve published an issue with quite so many moving parts. I speak literally, figuratively, and emotively. I hope our subscribers appreciate this landmark issue, and I wanted to let the rest […]

Peep show…or how, nevertheless, the Little Red Hen persisted

Spring has sprung around Boston! Daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and our library is hosting a “Peep Literary Diorama Exhibition.” This year, my family got in on the fun with our own entry. I’m using family and our loosely. I thought my kids would be excited about the idea of making a shoe-box diorama […]

David Elliott Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by In 2017’s Bull, poet David Elliott reimagined the ancient Greek story of the Minotaur. For Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc, he makes verse drama from history — […]

“Informational children’s books” FTW

Jeopardy! fans know that record-smashing contestant James Holzhauer’s secret is reading “informational children’s books.” Perhaps James — or wannabe Jameses — might benefit from a subscription to The Horn Book Guide. Or maybe he should sign up for Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book; our latest issue featured “Collective biographies for Women’s History Month,” “National […]

Five questions for Raúl the Third

There’s so much to see in Raúl the Third‘s comics-influenced picture book ¡Vamos!: Let’s Go to the Market! (Versify/Houghton, 5–8 years). The story takes place in and around the bustling Mercado Cuauhtémoc as Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé make their way through the marketplace. ¡Vamos! is part of the debut list of Houghton Mifflin […]

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News

Spring is here, and with it comes this Spring News edition of our Horn Book Herald e-newsletter, a bimonthly supplement to Notes from the Horn Book. Five Questions for Raúl the Third National Library Week National Poetry Month Signs of Springtime From the April 2019: Spring News issue of The Horn Book Herald.

A brand-new sign of springtime

A new entry to our “signs of springtime” checklist: scooters! I spotted this lime-green Lime electric scooter on the Fenway while leaving the office earlier this week. My fiancé and I visited Spain last fall, and these “micro mobility” rentals — think ZipCar with scooters — were all over Madrid. They were the perfect way […]