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Boston Teen Author Festival turns 3!

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Emerson College students Renee Combs and Marisa Finkelstein (both former Horn Book interns, might I add) founded the Boston Teen Author Festival in 2012 as a smallish signing-and-panel event dedicated to “embracing YA.” Baby, look at you now: for its third year, BTAF will feature an unbelievable twenty-four guest YA authors from the Boston area, […]

Week in Review, September 8th-12th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… September’s Notes from the Horn Book: five questions for Christine Heppermann, YA girls on the edge, picture book sequels, primary nature nonfiction, and middle-grade friendship stories September children’s literature events Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Draw! by Raúl Colón Fiction: Beetle Boy by Margaret Willey Poetry: Poisoned Apples: Poems for […]

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In September’s Notes from the Horn Book, Kitty asks past HB reviewer/contributor Christine Heppermann five questions about her new fairy tale–inspired YA poetry collection, Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty. This issue’s also got • girls on the edge in YA novels • sequels to beloved picture books • primary nonfiction on nature • […]

September children’s lit events in Boston

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Happy September! Please join Children’s Books Boston for refreshments and an opportunity to connect with fellow children’s books lovers at a reception at Simmons College’s Paresky Conference Room at 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 11th. Here’s what else is happening this month: Instructor Wendy Wunder will teach a class entitled “The Emotional Rollercoaster: […]

From the Editor – September 2014

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I hope you will join us for the fifth annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, “Mind the Gaps,” on October 11th at Simmons College in Boston. This year’s program will examine the various diversity gaps in children’s book publishing, whether they be underrepresentation of nonwhite perspectives or the decreasing proportion of nonfiction titles. The colloquium […]

Week in Review, September 1st-5th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Calling Caldecott returns! Come champion your favorite picture books of the year. From the September/October 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Editorial: “Upstate Over There“ “Elisabeth Hamilton & Margaret McElderry: Two Approaches, One Passion” by Barbara Bader Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra […]

Week in Review, August 22nd-26th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… 2013-2014 yearbook superlatives From the September/October 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “The Voice of Reason“: ALSC President Starr LaTronica responds to that controversial editorial Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Quest by Aaron Becker Fiction: The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis Nonfiction: Buried Sunlight: How Fossil […]

Week in Review, August 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: My Teacher Is a Monster! 
(No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown Fiction: Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, 
and Other Tourist Attractions by Lenore Look, illus. by LeUyen Pham Nonfiction: At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient […]

Week in Review, August 11th-15th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… August’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: five questions for Judith Viorst, back-to-school picture books, early chapter books, narrative nonfiction, and YA starring teen boys. Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Twins’ Little Sister by Hyewon Yum Fiction: A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn Folklore: Brave Chicken Little by […]

From the Editor – August 2014

I hope you can join Horn Book executive editor Martha V. Parravano and me at Fostering Lifelong Learners, a one-day conference the Horn Book, along with School Library Journal and the Cuyahoga County Public Library, is sponsoring on September 19th at the Parma-Snow branch of the CCPL in Parma, Ohio. Martha and I will be […]