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 […]

2013 Horn Book Magazine index available

March/April 2013 Horn Book Magazine cover

For your convenience, the 2013 annual Horn Book Magazine index is now available as a PDF. Previous years’ indices for both The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide may be found in our annual index archive. Enjoy exploring!

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

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Calling Caldecott bloggers bid readers all a fond farewell — for now Roger announces March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews Black History Month booklist Review of the Week: How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Hadley Hooper Calling Caldecott: postmortems on the 2014 Caldecott by committee members Travis […]

Boston children’s lit events for February

I Have a Dream

Brr! What’s better to get you through a snow day than a good book? Head to one of these events to get a loved one (or yourself) a signed copy, then snuggle in someplace warm. Be sure to check our monthly events calendar for all the details. To celebrate Black History Month, local author Michelle […]

Preview March/April Horn Book Magazine

March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Illustration Leonard S. Marcus interviews publisher Neal Porter about picture books. Classic Horn Book: Jon Scieszka and Molly Leach’s seminal article “Design Matters” — now in color. Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blogger Julie Danielson looks at hand-crafted versus digital art. Lolly Robinson talks with Molly Bang about illustrating picture book nonfiction. Shadra Strickland […]

Horn Book Week in Review, January 27th-31st

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… All ALA, all the time! our award roundup and reviews of the winners Calling Caldecott bloggers Martha and Robin react to the announcement some potential contenders for next year’s Caldecott an invitation to a panel entitled “Why Did THAT Book Win?” on February 13th (plus heated discussion of the award winners […]

Reviews of the 2014 Batchelder Award winners

matti_mister orange

Winner: Mister Orange by Truus Matti; trans. from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson; 
illus. by Jenni Desmond (Enchanted Lion) In 1943 Manhattan, Linus’s position in his large family shifts when his oldest brother, Albie, goes off to war and Linus is assigned a new job — delivery boy for the family’s grocery store. One of […]

Reviews of the 2014 Belpré Author Award winners

medina_yaqui delgado

Winner: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (Candlewick) A move to a new neighborhood in Queens means a new high school for almost-
sixteen-year-old Piddy (short for Piedad) Sanchez. Instead of a welcoming committee, she gets word that someone she doesn’t even know has it in for her. Yaqui Delgado turns out […]

Reviews of the 2014 Belpré Illustrator Award winners

Nino Wrestles the World

Winner: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales; illus. by the author (Porter/Roaring Brook) Pint-sized Niño, fearless luchador, Popsicle enthusiast, and reluctantly attentive big brother, dons his red mask (he’s already wearing his orange and yellow sneakers and blue-waistbanded tighty-whities), ready to take on all comers. He battles a series of formidable imagined foes from […]