Books mentioned in the December 2015 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Picture Books It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee, Dial, Preschool, Primary. My Bike by Byron Barton, Greenwillow, Preschool. Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Rebecca Bond, Farrar/Ferguson, Primary. Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson, Putnam, Primary. Waiting by Kevin Henkes, […]

Week in Review, November 30th-December 4th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Fanfare 2015: Our choices for the best books of the year Preview the January/February 2016 Horn Book Magazine issue (with cover art by Marla Frazee) Starred reviews, January/February Horn Book Magazine Kevin Henkes Talks with Roger What Makes a Good Preschool Book? newsletter: 5Q for Tomie dePaola; recommended PS titles on […]

Preview January/February 2016 Horn Book Magazine

January/February 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art (did we say amazing cover art?) by Marla Frazee. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2015. Coverage of the 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. “The World That Changes”: Susan Cooper’s Horn Book at Simmons keynote address on the theme “Transformations.” Abby McGanney Nolan interviews children’s […]

Week in Review, November 23rd-27th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… November’s Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: world religions, natural history, medicine and diseases, space and space exploration, food and cooking Love for Christopher Myers’s 2013 article “Young Dreamers.” Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Lost. Found. by Marsha Diane Arnold; 
illus. by Matthew Cordell Fiction: Flop to the Top! by Eleanor Davis […]

Week in review, November 16th-20th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Ellen Wittlinger’s article “Parrotfish Needed an Update: The Rapidly Changing Language of Transgender Awareness” Jennifer Donnelly Talks with Roger Holiday High Notes 2015 “From the Guide: Comics for Middle Graders” from Twitter friend Eti Berland: a class lesson based on “Comics Are Picture Books: A (Graphic) Novel Idea” by Elisa and […]

Week in review, November 9th-13th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… November’s Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Tim Wynne-Jones, YA about boys facing big issues, nonfiction PBs about all kinds of families, chapter books adventures, middle-school audiobooks Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Elephant in the Dark: Based on a Poem by Rumi retold by Mina Javaherbin; 
illus. by Eugene […]

From the Editor — November 2015

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People are already fighting about Starbucks’s holiday cups, there were Christmas tree ornaments on sale at CVS this morning, and The Horn Book is pulling together Fanfare, our list of the best books of the year. While I see that Publishers Weekly has already published its list of bests (which is really rushing the season, […]

Week in Review, November 2nd-6th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “An Interview with Kate DiCamillo“ “Comics Are Picture Books: A (Graphic) Novel Idea“ Jodi Lynn Anderson Talks with Roger November Boston-area children’s lit events Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Tiptoe Tapirs by Hanmin Kim Fiction: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and […]

November Boston-area children’s lit events

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November is absolutely packed with children’s literature related events in and near Boston. Here are just a few highlights; see our calendar for even more events. It’s National Novel Writing Month! Check the calendar for write-in events throughout the month in various venues. Tonight, November 5th at 7:00 pm, author Mike Lupica will be signing […]

Week in Review, October 26th-30th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Preview the November/December 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine November/December Editorial: “We’re Not Rainbow Sprinkles” October’s Nonfiction Notes: Research and information science, ancient and medieval history, sea life, vehicles, pop culture Lots and lots of Halloween reading recommendations The Cats of The Horn Book wish you a happy National Cat […]