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Week in Review, July 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Richard Peck Talks with Roger — our inaugural video TWR! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Mr. Hulot at the Beach by David Merveille Fiction: As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds Nonfiction: Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy 
Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb App: Toca Tailor: Fairy Tales Read Roger: Tribal trials […]

Week in Review, July 11th-15th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… We’re celebrating the 2016 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators!  Mind the Gap Awards: the books that didn’t win at ALA Reviews of 2016 Mind the Gap Award winners See all of our 2016 ALA coverage here. July’s Notes: 5Q for Lauren Wolk, middle-grade historical fiction, preschool books about milestones, […]

Reviews of 2016 Mind the Gap Award winners

2016 Mind the Gap Awards

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 2016 winners. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary   Knopf   40 pp. 1/15   978-0-375-85860-4   $16.99   g e-book ed. 978-0-307-98242-1   $10.99 […]

From the Editor – July 2016

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If you missed ALA in Orlando — or if you just miss ALA in Orlando — the Horn Book is here to help. We have published the acceptance speeches by and profiles of the Coretta Scott King, Newbery, Caldecott, and Wilder winners, and Siân and I discuss the conference on our post-ALA podcast. Please also […]

Week in Review, July 4th-8th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… We’re celebrating the 2016 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators!  “2015 in Review: The Year in Words” by Elizabeth Bird “2015 in Review: The Year in Pictures” by Julie Danielson “2016 Mind the Gap Awards“: the books that didn’t win at ALA “ALA and Harry Potter” and “ALA Extras” on […]

2016 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA

2016 Mind the Gap Awards

Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards. The books that didn’t win. The dog ate your medal The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach Dancing in the dark The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma Lost in space It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee Down with the ship Challenger Deep by Neal […]

Meet our interns!

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Every semester, we ask our interns to tell us a little about themselves. (Our ulterior motive: we want to chat with them about their favorite books!) Meet editorial interns Simran and Courtney and design intern Madoka, all of whom are a huge help to us this summer. Interested in a Horn Book internship? The application […]

2015 in Review: The Year in Pictures

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2015 was a striking, if fractious, year for picture books. At ALA, picture books were in the spotlight not just for their usual recognition — with Sophie Blackall receiving the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie — but also for winning top awards in many more categories: the Batchelder Award went to a picture book […]

2015 in Review: The Year in Words

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The year was 2015. A year in which so many people from so many backgrounds said so much about books with so few words. It was a year in which people didn’t just discuss books. They cheered and argued, raged and kvetched, praised them and condemned them. Social media wasn’t new in 2015, but never […]

Week in Review: June 27th-July 1st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… All week we’ve been celebrating the 2016 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators. Here are the winners’ acceptance speeches and profiles; stay tuned for more next week! Matt de la Peña’s Newbery acceptance speech for Last Stop on Market Street Profile of Matt de la Peña by Jennifer Buehler “Becoming […]