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Week in Review, July 17th-21st

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: BGHB at 50: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Hamilton?: M. C. Higgins, the Great“ by Kathleen T. Horning Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Fox Wish by Kimiko Aman; illus. by Komako Sakai Fiction: Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder; illus. by Emily […]

Happy birthday, dear Barbara!

Happy 90th birthday to children’s literature luminary Barbara Bader! In addition to her seminal book American Picturebooks from Noah’s Ark to the Beast Within and longtime work as children’s book editor and eventually co-owner of Kirkus Reviews, she has also been a prolific Horn Book Magazine contributor. Her articles on the history of children’s books […]

BGHB at 50: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Hamilton?: M. C. Higgins, the Great

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, established in 1967, we will be publishing a series of appreciations of BGHB winners and honorees from the past. This is the second in the series to be published in The Horn Book Magazine (see Gregory Maguire’s article on Jill Paton Walsh’s Unleaving […]

Week in Review, July 10th-14th

This week on hbook.com… July/August 2017 Letters to the Editor and Response by Roger Sutton 2fer From The Guide: “Darkly Funny YA” (May/June 2017) and “#goodtrouble” (July/August 2017) July’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: 5Q for Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise, summery picture books, intermediate stories about kids creating family for themselves, middle-school […]

July’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter

July’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter has 5Q for author Kate Klise and illustrator M. Sarah Klise on their latest picture book collaboration, Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List. More goodness in this issue: new picture books that capture the mood of summertime fun intermediate novels in which child characters define their […]

From the Editor — July 2017

In case you need some mid-point inspiration for your summer reading, sign up for the August 9th SLJTeen Live! virtual conference devoted to YA literature. Speakers include Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Reshma Saujani, and Barry Lyga; panel discussants include such Horn Book favorites as Tanya Lee Stone, Ibi Zoboi, Jason Reynolds, and Angie Thomas. It’s free […]

Week in Review, July 3rd-7th

This week on hbook.com… Given the holiday, it’s been a bit of a quiet week at the office, but here’s what we’ve been up to (besides eating ice cream)! From the July/August 2017: Special Issue: ALA Awards of The Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Editorial: “Aiming High” Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Stay: A Girl, a […]

Lots of ALA 2017 love

All week we’ve been celebrating the 2017 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators. Here’s a cheat sheet to the winners’ acceptance speeches, profiles of them by their loved ones, and more. Caldecott Medal Caldecott Medal Acceptance for Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe Profile of Javaka Steptoe by Azure Thompson Silver medals by Martha Parravano […]

Week in Review, June 26th-30th

This week on hbook.com… So much 2017 ALA Awards coverage this week! Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Javaka Steptoe CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance by Javaka Steptoe Profile of Javaka Steptoe by Azure Thompson Newbery Medal Acceptance by Kelly Barnhill Profile of Kelly Barnhill by Karlyn Coleman “A Lifeline Called Hope”: Wilder Medal Acceptance by Nikki Grimes […]

Reviews of 2017 Mind the Gap Award winners

Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards. Our annual Mind the Gap Awards pay tribute to our favorite books that didn’t win. Here’s how we reviewed our 2017 winners. The Airport Book by Lisa Brown; illus. by the author Primary    Porter/Roaring Brook    40 pp. 5/16    978-1-62672-091-6    $17.99 As an (interracial) family of four scrambles […]