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Week in Review, March 13th-17th

Week in Review

This week on… Benjamin Alire Sáenz Talks with Roger From the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “A Second Look: The Egypt Game” plus follow-up thoughts at Out of the Box by Katie Bircher Women’s History Month, Week 3 Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson; […]

Week in Review, March 6th-10th

Week in Review

This week on… From the March/April 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang” by Roger Sutton “When Google Translate Gives You Arroz con Mango: Erroneous Español and the Need for #ownvoices” by Celia C. Pérez Women’s History Month, Week 2 March’s Notes from the Horn […]

From the Editor – March 2017


I’m completely taken with the “Reading Without Walls” challenge made by our National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. Gene is asking something very simple of each of us: to read one book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you OR read one book about subject you don’t […]

Paula Fox (1923–2017)

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We were saddened to hear about the death of Paula Fox. The author, a novelist of uncommon insight into the human condition, died March 1, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. She was ninety-three. In addition to her adult novels, she wrote more than twenty books for young people, including One-Eyed Cat, a 1985 Newbery Honor […]

Nancy Willard (1936–2017)

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We were sad to hear about the death of Nancy Willard. Willard, whose 1981 book of poetry A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers broke ground by winning both the Newbery Medal and a Caldecott Honor (for Alice and Martin Provensen) in the same year, died February 19, 2017, in […]

Week in Review, February 27th – March 3rd

Week in Review

This week on… March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents and Editorial: “Tear Down That Wall” Women’s History Month 2017 Black History Month, Week 5 / Women’s History Month, Week 1 March Boston-area events over at Publisher’s Weekly: a recap of the CBB “Midwinter Night’s Fantasy Panel” (here’s Shoshana’s recap) Reviews of the […]

Boston-area events in March


March is a busy month for book lovers! Here’s a sampling of events coming up in the Boston area; see our event calendar for all details and even more events. Today, March 1st, the Michelson Galleries exhibit “Mo Willems: You Are Not Alone, Reflections on the News” opens: “It seems we are doomed to live […]

Week in Review, February 20th – 24th

Week in Review

This week on… Black History Month, Week 4 The Horn Book celebrates BGHB @ 50, beginning with Gregory Maguire’s look at Unleaving by Jill Paton Walsh (from the March/April 2017 Horn Book Magazine) Tom Angleberger Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: A Perfect Day by Lane Smith Fiction: History Is All You […]

Children’s Books Boston “A Midwinter Night’s Fantasy Panel” recap

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Dragons are people, too. Or at least, it’s possible to put so much thought into them as characters that they might as well be. This was just one takeaway from Children’s Books Boston’s “A Midwinter Night’s Fantasy Panel,” in which our own Martha V. Parravano moderated a discussion between authors Kristin Cashore and Tui T. […]

The Horn Book celebrates BGHB @ 50

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. You can download and print Lolly Robinson’s beautifully designed poster of the award winners here. Throughout the year, we will be celebrating award winners, past and present, with a series of articles, interviews, reminiscences, and more. Look for our coverage both in The Horn […]