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Week in Review, December 12th – 16th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… The annotated Fanfare 2016 list is here! Featuring a grouchy grandma, a civil rights hero, a “braggadocious” showman, patriarchy-smashing heroines, and more! From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Saving Sisters” by Jeannine Atkins Lisa Yee Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Branch by Mireille […]

2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards speeches

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Follow the links below to be inspired, moved, awed, and entertained by the complete 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards speeches (and while you’re at it, re-watch the 2016 BGHB announcement with Roger Sutton and Linda Pizzuti Henry — you won’t regret it!). Click on the tags BGHB16 and HBAS16 for timelines, pictures, and more. Photos, […]

Week in Review, December 5th-9th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Announcing Fanfare 2016 — our choices for the best books of the year! “What Makes a Good Picture Book?” newsletter Our new “Making a Difference” landing page, featuring resources on activism and social justice Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems Fiction: When the Sea Turned to Silver by […]

Massachusetts Book Awards 2016

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On Tuesday, December 6th, I was lucky to be the plus-one, with amazing school librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro, at the sixteenth annual Massachusetts Book Awards ceremony at the State House, in recognition of “significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by Commonwealth residents or about Massachusetts subjects.” The award is administered […]

Fanfare! 2016

Horn Book Fanfare Our choices for the best books of 2016

The Horn Book Magazine’s choices for the best books of 2016. Sign up now to receive the fully annotated list in next week’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book. Picture Books Thunder Boy Jr. written by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Little, Brown) Leave Me Alone! written and illustrated by Vera Brosgol (Roaring […]

The Horn Book’s Making a Difference landing page

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The Horn Book has compiled some resources about social justice and activism on a new landing page called Making a Difference. There, we will be posting Horn Book articles, links, booklists, and discussion points about the topics; we’ll let you know via Read Roger, Family Reading, and Out of the Box; Facebook and Twitter (@RogerReads […]

Week in Review, November 28th – December 2nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… 2016 Holiday High Notes Preview the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews coming in the January/February Magazine Lynne Rae Perkins Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle; illus. by Becca Stadtlander Fiction: Ghost [Track […]

Voice of Freedom: Illustrator Ekua Holmes’s 2016 BGHB NF Honor Speech

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I am extremely honored to be here. Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine work that I’ve done being honored in this way. It’s my maiden voyage. I’m so fortunate that I worked with an amazing publisher, Candlewick; I worked with an amazing and prolific author, Carole Boston Weatherford; and I worked on an […]

Voice of Freedom: Author Carole Boston Weatherford’s 2016 BGHB NF Honor Speech

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I could not have written these poems without the ancestors. I call on them again and again, and their spirits continue to speak to and through me. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. That African American spiritual was Fannie Lou Hamer’s favorite […]

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Author M. T. Anderson’s 2016 BGHB NF Honor Speech

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This book is a hymn, I hope, to a composer I love and to the power of music in general. It began when my interest was piqued by the idea of a symphony considered so important that it was transferred onto microfilm like some dossier in a spy novel and smuggled halfway across the globe. […]