Giant (for Christopher Myers)

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You know I ain’t never met a giant Who can make things Giants usually break things Unmake things But not you You make things You build worlds And road maps And treasure maps You build treasures And hide gold coins in the palms Of small hands How you be so swift anyway? How everybody see […]

Week in Review, June 22nd-26th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations: “Transformers: But Myth Has No Prototype” by Susan Cooper Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman Fiction: Misty [Stanley & Me] by Christine Dencer; illus. by Jessica Meserve Nonfiction: Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured 
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Conference report: Association of Jewish Libraries 2015

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While you wait with bated breath for next week’s ALA Annual conference — and the July/August Horn Book Magazine containing the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Wilder awards speeches and profiles of the winners, plus roundups of the year’s books, our Mind the Gap Awards for books that didn’t win at ALA, and more […]

Tales from a since-third-grade fangirl: Judy Blume in conversation with Tom Ashbrook

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Last night, a bookstore dear to my heart hosted an author dear to my heart. And my heart was glad. To put it another way, Brookline Booksmith hosted Judy Blume in conversation with Tom Ashbrook at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The event was in honor of her new adult novel, In the Unlikely Event, but […]

Week in Review, June 15th-19th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations: “Transformers: The Power of Storytelling” by Jerry Pinkney Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein Fiction: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Nonfiction: The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko; illus. by 
Sean Qualls and […]

Week in Review, June 8th-12th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Starred reviews coming up in the July/August Horn Book Magazine June’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: five questions for Ann Bausum on Stonewall, more YA narrative nonfiction, picture books for Father’s Day, summery primary adventures, wacky intermediate audiobooks From the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations: From […]

From the Editor – June 2015

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Who got it right, the Newbery and Caldecott or the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards? This isn’t exactly a fair fight as the different awards have different criteria and eligibility standards, but it’s fun to compare. You can read all about the recently announced BGHB Awards here, and our coverage of the ALA awards (acceptance speeches […]

Week in Review, June 1st-5th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Preview the July/August 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Awards From the May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Transformations: Book & Me comics by Charise Mericle Harper “Transformers: Reimagining the World” by Malinda Lo Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Float by Daniel Miyares Fiction: X: A Novel by […]

Save the date! June kidlit events

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June is a busy, busy, busy month for children’s book aficionados in and around Boston (pretty close to an event a day — whew!) Here are some events you definitely won’t want to miss: NE-SCBWI hosts author Nancy Werlin for a revision workshop entitled “Less is More: Artful Cutting and Shaping” on Sunday, June 7th, […]

Preview July/August 2015 Horn Book Magazine

July/August 2015 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Awards Original cover art by 2015 Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat. Deborah Taylor, 2015 recipient of the Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, examines the winners and honorees of this year’s CSK Awards. Jacqueline Woodson’s CSK Author Award acceptance speech. Editor Nancy Paulsen’s profile of Jacqueline Woodson. Christopher Myers’s CSK Illustrator […]