Horn Book Week in Review, January 13th-17th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Calling Caldecott’s Mock Caldecott 2014 voting has begun — take a look at the voting schedule, first ballot listing, and explanation of the tallying procedure, then vote! From the January/February 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “From the Guide: Picture Book Builders“ Review of the Week: The Midnight Dress by […]

Horn Book Week in Review, January 6th-10th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the January/February 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Anita Burkam asks “What Makes a Good Horse Book?” Teacher and author Monica Edinger calls for a more nuanced depiction of Africa in books for children. January’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book features Newbery/Caldecott award predictions, picture books with […]

January children’s lit events in Boston

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It’s a little quiet on the events front this month as everyone recuperates from the hectic holidays — and tries to stay warm! Still, there are plenty of upcoming author appearances (and opportunities to workshop that manuscript you resolved to finish). Be sure to check our calendar for more information. Tonight, Wednesday, January 8th, at […]

From the Editor – January 2014

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The Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott and School Library Journal’s Heavy Medal are busily winding up their coverage of the 2013 Caldecott and Newbery contenders, easily the most-discussed book prizes in the country: take a bow, ALSC! If they are at all like me, those bloggers are also nervously worrying about completely missing the mark, that […]

One question for eight people: the Newbery/Caldecott edition of Five Questions

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We’ve asked people in-the-know for their 2014 Newbery and/or Caldecott awards predictions — what do you think will win? Or what do you hope will win? Martha Parravano, executive editor, The Horn Book, coauthor, Calling Caldecott blog: I’m predictably terrible at predicting award winners. My choice almost never wins, and when it does, it’s a […]

In which we check in with current Caldecott committee member Travis Jonker

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Time for a reality check, everybody! Robin, Lolly, and I have been immersed in our mock Caldecott world, but in fact there is an actual 2014 Caldecott committee out there ;), feverishly preparing for their closed-door marathon sessions at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, which begins on January 24. Travis Jonker – Michigan elementary-school librarian; author of the 100 Scope […]

2013 BGHB Videos

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The 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award ceremony has been divided into thirteen YouTube video segments. Cathryn Mercier opens the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards ceremony (2:53): Roger Sutton welcomes attendees (4:50): Jesse Klausmeier accepts an Honor Book Award for Open This Little Book (6:45): Editor Victoria Rock for Open This Little Book illustrator Suzy Lee […]

Photos from 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons

Roger and the Boston Globe-Horn Book hardware. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

Pictures from the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons. For more about the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, click here.  

Hand in Hand: Author Andrea Davis Pinkney’s 2013 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

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Anyone who has dared to reach for a far-off horizon knows what it takes. It takes a mighty pair of hands to craft a chain, build a bridge, make a change. It takes a mighty pair of hands to seize an opportunity. To grab a ball and run with it. To hold on tight as […]

Dreaming Up: Author/Illustrator Christy Hale’s 2013 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

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Many summers ago I studied painting in Barcelona. I visited several Antoni Gaudí buildings but was awestruck by La Sagrada Família. The fluid, twisting turrets were unlike anything I’d ever seen — except maybe a sandcastle. Gaudí’s work is as playful and exuberant as a child’s. Dreaming Up is my celebration of the ways that […]