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Reviews of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Award Winner and Honor Books

Fiction and Poetry Winner The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas High School    Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    453 pp. 2/17    978-0-06-249853-3    $17.99 Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter lives a life many African American teenagers can relate to: a life of double consciousness. Caught between her rough, predominantly black neighborhood and the “proper,” predominantly white […]

Week in Review, May 22nd-26th

This week on hbook.com… Watch the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards announcement LIVE on Wednesday, May 31st! In the meantime, check out our beautiful new BGHB microsite. This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: “Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay” by Elizabeth Wein. Mo Willems & Laurie Keller Talk with Roger Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! […]

Where will YOU be next Wednesday at 4:45 EST?

Here, we hope, watching Roger Sutton and Kwame Alexander announce *live* the winners of the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, our 50th Anniversary. Save the date — we’ll see you then! Any guesses? Hopes? Predictions?  

BGHB at 50: Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, established in 1967, we will be publishing a series of appreciations of BGHB winners and honorees from the past. Further installments will appear in the Magazine and on hbook.com/bghb throughout 2017. Here is a conversation I had on the phone with my nineteen-year-old […]

Week in Review, May 15th-19th

This week on hbook.com… Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! See our top 10 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books from the last year for preschoolers through high schoolers (with annotations), then download our pretty, printable PDF. Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: “BGHB at 50: […]

BGHB at 50: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi: A Personal Recollection

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, established in 1967, we will be publishing a series of appreciations of BGHB winners and honorees from the past. This is the second in the series to be published in The Horn Book Magazine (see Gregory Maguire’s article on Jill Paton Walsh’s Unleaving). […]

Week in Review, May 8th-12th

This week on hbook.com… Farewell and good luck to Guide Assistant Editor and HB Podcast host Siân Gaetano — today is her last day at The Horn Book! Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! See our top 10 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books from the last year for preschoolers through high schoolers (with annotations), […]

Week in Review, May 1st-5th

This week on hbook.com… We’re on Instagram! Follow @thehornbook for featured Magazine articles, sneak peeks at upcoming issues, “Reviews of the Week” roundups, highlights from the Guide, office high jinks, and much more. Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: Elizabeth Partridge on The True Confessions of […]

HB + Insta = ♥

We have bad news and good news for fans of @hbpodcast, the Horn Book Podcast Instagram account helmed by podcast host and Horn Book Guide assistant editor Siân Gaetano: With Siân leaving the Horn Book — sob! — in a few weeks, she is shifting that account into a personal one, renamed @kidlitchick (just like […]

BGHB at 50: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Our eight- and ten-year-old boys were in bed, teeth brushed and ready. Over the years, our family had managed to hang on to nightly reading, slowly working our way up from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie through the unabridged Robin Hood and Huckleberry Finn. The dogs each curled up on a kid’s bed, […]