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Week in Review, August 11th-August 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 Twin’s Little Sister by Hyewon Yum Fiction: A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn Nonfiction: 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 […]

Week in Review, August 4th-8th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Starred reviews, September/October Horn Book Magazine August children’s lit events in Boston Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Hermelin the Detective Mouse by Mini Grey; illus. by the author Fiction: Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank Nonfiction: Park Scientists [Scientists in the Field] by Mary Kay Carson; 
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Week in Review, July 28th-August 1st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Preview the September/October 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Leonard Marcus on McCloskey, Gregory Maguire on John Rowe Townsend, Starr LaTronica on that infamous editorial, and more Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Can Do It Myself by Valorie Fisher; 
photos by the author Fiction: Space Taxi: Archie Takes […]

Preview September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine

September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. ALSC immediate past president Starr LaTronica responds to Roger Sutton’s July/August 2014 editorial. Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on the hundredth anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s birth. Borderlands: Judith Ridge, writer and critic, talks with fellow Aussie author Jaclyn Moriarty. Critic Barbara Bader writes an appreciation of legendary […]

Week in Review, July 21st-25th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Summer 2014 Board Book Roundup Let’s Get Lost author Adi Alsaid Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Pom and Pim by Lena Landström; illus. by 
Olof Landström; trans. from 
the Swedish by Julia Marshall Fiction: Like No Other by Una LaMarche Nonfiction: Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton […]

Week in Review, July 14th-18th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Classic HB from our archives: “The Flat-Heeled Muse” by Lloyd Alexander (April 1965 issue) Read about Mandiba for International Nelson Mandela Day Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara; illus. by the author Fiction: Skies like These by Tess Hilmo Nonfiction: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and […]

Week in Review, July 7th-11th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… July’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5 questions for The Great Greene Heist author Varian Johnson, more middle-school capers, pet picture books, nature nonfiction, and dragons and witches in YA fantasy From the July/August 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “From the Guide: Cultural Diversity in Middle-Grade Fiction” […]

July Notes

july 2014 notes

In this month’s Notes from the Horn Book, we chat with author Varian Johnson about his tightly plotted novel The Great Greene Heist — and his favorite heist movies! You’ll also find • more middle-school capers • pet picture books • primary nature nonfiction • dragons and witches in YA fantasy Read the issue online […]

Newbery 2014: The Year in Words

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“You’ve got winner written all over you,” says the Whack-a-Duck man in Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee’s Bink & Gollie: Two For One, winner of the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. “How I love it when little ladies win large donuts.” Kate DiCamillo is having a very good year. On January […]