Editor in chief Roger Sutton’s editorial from the January 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.
Titles featured in the January 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.
Picture Books Extra Yarn written by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 4–7 years. Z Is for Moose written by Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky, Greenwillow, 3–5 years. Jimmy the Greatest! written by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng, trans. by Elisa Amado, Groundwood, 4–7 years. Little Dog Lost: The […]
5 Questions for Steve Sheinkin Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin, Flash Point/Roaring Brook, 12–16 years. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery, Flash Point/Roaring Brook, 12–16 years. More war books Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by […]
Steve Sheinkin’s Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon is a gift for several kinds of readers: history buffs, nascent physicists, thriller fans. It’s also a gift for schools and teachers aiming to embrace the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Crossing the curriculum in surprising directions, Bomb is […]
5 Questions for Libba Bray Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, Scholastic, 14–17 years. Going Bovine by Libba Bray, Delacorte, 14–17 years. The Diviners by Libba Bray, Little, 14–17 years. More left-of-center fantasy Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan, HarperTeen, 14–17 years. The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry, Amulet/Abrams, 14–17 years. Such Wicked […]
If your library is anything like the ones I worked in years ago, there were two types of holiday books we could never keep on the shelves regardless of season. Christmas books went out all year round, and books about monsters, ghouls, the Great Pumpkin and anything with a “scary story” were always in demand. […]
I’d like to invite Notes subscribers to sign up for Look Out!, our third annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, occurring in tandem with the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, September 28th and 29th at Simmons College here in Boston. The BGHB awards will be presented on Friday evening; the colloquium held the next day offers […]
Five Questions for Louise Erdrich The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, Hyperion, 8–12 years. The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich, HarperCollins, 8–12 years. The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich, HarperCollins, 8–12 years. Chickadee by Louise Erdrich, HarperCollins, 8–12 years. Little Town on the Prairie written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams, HarperCollins, […]
5 Questions for Roz Chast Marco Goes to School by Roz Chast, Atheneum, 4–7 years. Too Busy Marco by Roz Chast, Atheneum, 4–7 years. No worries back-to-school Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum, Foster/Farrar, 4–6 years. A Gold Star for Zog by Julia Donaldson; illus. by Axel Scheffler, Levine/Scholastic, 4–6 years. […]