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Week in Review, April 20th-24th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Apples to Elephants: Artists in Animation” by Betsy Bird (aka Fuse #8) Children’s Books Boston is now on Facebook — come say hi! Over at YouTube, Roger talks about attending the ALSC/CBC Day of Diversity Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Don’t […]

Week in Review, April 13th-17th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Rebecca Stead will be back for the 2015 BGHB award announcements at BEA! Pam Muñoz Ryan Talks with Roger Not on our site, but worth a read: author Marion Dane Bauer on “The Payoff of a Lonely Childhood” (inspired by Roger’s March/April 2015 editorial “The Difference That Made Them“) Reviews of […]

Week in Review, April 6th-10th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Starred reviews coming up in the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine April’s Notes newsletter: 5Q for Nikki Grimes, primary poetry, bird picture books, grrl-power intermediate fiction, and gritty YA starring teen boys Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Dinosaur vs. Mommy by Bob Shea Fiction: The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall […]

From the Editor – April 2015

The Academy of American Poets chose wisely back in 1996 when they designated April as National Poetry Month. A book of poetry is the perfect choice for outdoor reading in spring. You can open to one page and put your hands back in your pockets to warm while you read. You can pay attention to […]

Week in Review, March 30th-April 3rd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… The Horn Book Guide Online just passed an amazing milestone: 100,000 reviews! Demo or subscribe to the database here. From the March/April 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “‘This Is Too Much!’ Why Verse Novels Work for Reluctant Readers” by Dorie Raybuck Preview the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special […]

Mock book awards | Class #6, 2015

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During our last class, students will meet in mock award groups. I posted about this last week, but we’ve had some updates since then. We will follow the terms and criteria as outlined by the ALA/ALSC: Caldecott terms and criteria Geisel terms and criteria Sibert terns and criteria There are 5-7 students on each committee, […]

Preview May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Transformations

May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Transformations Cover art by Bob Staake. Transformers: Reflections on transforming well-known stories, from Susan Cooper, Jerry Pinkney, Malinda Lo, Donna Jo Napoli, H. Chuku Lee & Pat Cummings, Gareth Hinds, T. A. Barron, and Christine Heppermann. “Hijacking the Pumpkin Coach”: Gregory Maguire shares his storytelling inspirations. “Book and Me”: Introducing a new comics […]

Week in Review, March 23rd-27th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Pam Muñoz Ryan Talks with Roger March 2015 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: trailblazing women, Earth Day 2015, National Poetry Month, folklore from around the world, and sporting life Not on our site, but worth a read: Elizabeth Wein invokes Roger in her BoB decision Reviews of the […]

Week in Review, March 16th-20th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the March/April 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: The Writer’s Page: “Ex Libris” by Meg Wolizter Poet JonArno Lawson Talks with Roger about Sidewalk Flowers Winter 2015 Board Book Roundup Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Bird & Diz by Gary Golio; illus. by Ed Young Fiction: Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà […]

Week in Review, March 9th-13th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… We were saddened to hear of the deaths of authors Mal Peet and Sir Terry Pratchett. Tim Wynne-Jones remembers his friend Mal, a “Whimsical Alchemist.” Horn Booker Siân writes about Sir Terry’s ability to find “beauty in the absurd.”  Read Sir Terry’s 2009 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction Award acceptance speech (for […]