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Week in Review, November 17th-21st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Naomi Shihab Nye Talks With Roger Jim Arnosky’s “Remembering Trina Schart Hyman” on the tenth anniversary of her death Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson on her National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming! Here’s our starred review. Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak […]

Review of Brown Girl Dreaming

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 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Intermediate, Middle School    Paulsen/Penguin 328 pp.    8/14    978-0-399-25251-8    $16.99    g Here is a memoir-in-verse so immediate that readers will feel they are experiencing the author’s childhood right along with her. It starts out somewhat slowly, with Woodson relying on others’ memories to relate her (1963) birth and infancy in […]

Week in Review, November 10th-14th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… November’s Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Sharon G. Flake, more wacky middle-grade adventures, pals in new picture books, around-the-world primary and intermediate, YA nonfiction about social justice Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Way to the Zoo by John Burningham Fiction: The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illus. […]

From the Editor – November 2014

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Please permit me to highlight two of the titles reviewed in this issue of Notes from the Horn Book, alike only in their consideration of the friendship possible between the old and the young, and — refreshingly — their resistance of current splashy publishing trends. That The Farmer and the Clown is wordless is the […]

Week in Review, November 3rd-7th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Writer’s Page: “Beyond the Magically (Dis)abled” by Cammie McGovern Field Notes: “What Happened to the Frog?” by Jonathan Hunt “Girls in Towers” by Margaret Willey Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee Fiction: Unstoppable Octobia […]

Susan Bonners storytime this Saturday

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Author/illustrator Susan Bonners and friends will read from Ms. Bonners’s books in a special storytime this Saturday, November 8th, from 10 am to noon. As Ms. Bonners is a Roslindale resident, the event will take place in the Community Room of the Roslindale Public Library. Ms. Bonners’s many books include A Penguin Year (1982 National […]

Week in Review, October 27th-31st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… What’s in the November/December 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine John Green’s 2014 Sutherland lecture: “Does YA Mean Anything Anymore? Genre in a Digitized World” “Self service“: What self-publishers don’t know about children’s books (Nov./Dec. 2014 editorial) “Board Book Roundup: Fall 2014 Edition” Nonfiction Notes: Unexplained phenomena, memoir, domestic animals, […]

Week in Review, October 20th-24th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the September/October Horn Book Magazine: “From the Guide: Folklore (and Fakelore)” Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen Fiction: Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan Nonfiction: Strike!: The Farm Workers’ 
Fight for Their Rights by Larry Dane Brimner App: MarcoPolo […]

Week in Review, October 13th-17th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony timeline Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline BGHB/HBAS weekend slideshow Horn BOO! Recommended Halloween boooOOOoooks Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Remy and Lulu by Kevin Hawkes; 
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miniatures by Hannah E. Harrison Fiction: 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith Nonfiction: Malala, […]

2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline

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On Saturday, October 11th, we held our fourth annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium with the theme “Mind the Gaps: Books for All Young Readers.” Miss the fun? We’ve compiled a timeline of the day’s highlights based on tweets by our staff and other attendees. See Friday’s ceremony timeline here. 8:53 am: Good morning! Cider […]