From the Editor – March 2014

Make sure you take a virtual wander down the hall to the Horn Book’s newest blog, Lolly’s Classroom. Created and run by Lolly Robinson, the Horn Book production manager and designer and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Lolly’s Classroom is a place for teachers to meet and discuss strategies and lesson […]

Horn Book Week in Review, March 3rd–7th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the March/April issue: “Do Great Work and the Rest Will Follow” by Shadra Strickland “An Interview with Neal Porter” by Leonard S. Marcus We’re expanding our Review of the Week feature to spotlight more of the books (and more of the HB reviewers!) we love. Starting this week, you’ll find […]

March children’s lit events in Boston

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There are a heckuva lot of events happening in and around Boston this month — definitely a good thing, since we’re all starting to go a little stir-crazy with winter dragging on. Signings, workshops, panels, and drink nights make for a nice change from holing up at home on these dreary days. Be sure to […]

Review(s) of the Week news

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We’re expanding our Review of the Week feature to spotlight more of the books (and more of the HB reviewers!) we love. Beginning today, you’ll find brand-new reviews of recommended books and apps four days a week: Mondays: picture books Tuesdays: fiction Wednesdays: nonfiction Thursdays: apps and e-books Click on the tag Review of the […]

Horn Book Week in Review, February 24th–28th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Not on our site, but not to be missed: PW’s article about the CBB “Why Did THAT Book Win?” panel Preview the March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Illustration From the March/April issue: Editorial: “As Pretty Does” “Just Enjoy the Pictures: Hand-Crafted Versus Digital Art” by Julie Danielson Articles from […]

Horn Book Week in Review, February 17th–21st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Last night was the second Children’s Books Boston event, a panel discussion of the 2014 ALA Award winners called “Why Did THAT Book Win?” Panel moderator Roger Sutton and attendee Cindy Ritter recap the panel. From the March/April 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Illustration: “Pen, Ink, Watercolor, […]

“Why Did THAT Book Win?” panel recap

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Though it may have been postponed a week thanks to a winter storm last Thursday, nearly one hundred children’s literature enthusiasts still showed up last night at 6:00 pm at Simmons College for Children’s Books Boston’s second event, “Why did THAT book win?”, a panel discussion about the 2014 ALA children’s book awards. The panelists […]

Two reminders

Make sure you’re in attendance at Lolly’s Classroom, which today takes on the topic of book reports that are a) fun for kids and b) not too much work for Teacher. Also, I hope you can come to our Children’s Books Boston event tomorrow night (rescheduled from last week), where I’m joined by Martha Parravano, […]

Horn Book Week in Review, February 10th–14th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… We’ve got a new blog! Check out Lolly’s Classroom, all about using children’s trade books in the library. Lolly introduces the blog here; look for posts from Lolly and her fellow educator bloggers three times a week. Happy Valentine’s Day! What would characters of children’s and YA lit tweet to each […]

From the Editor – February 2014

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s wise to remember Dick Gregory’s quip: “Wouldn’t you know that when they got around to giving us a month, it would be the month of February, with all them days missing?” While a Month, or a Week, or a Day can serve to focus attention on something too […]