From the Editor — May 2014

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This week marks the debut of our new publication The Horn Book Herald, which will arrive in your inbox no more than four times a year. The first issue is devoted to our choices for the best summer reading and includes a link to a handy PDF you can take along to the library or […]

Week in Review, April 28th-May 2nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2014 Harriet at 50 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Table of contents Editorial: “The Man with the Purple Socks“ “There’s Something About Islands” by Printz Medalist Marcus Sedgwick Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle; illus. by G. Brian Karas Fiction: […]

Boston-area children’s lit events for May

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May: baseball season is in full swing (har-har), Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and graduations are beginning. Make sure you squeeze a few of these great children’s lit–related events into your jam-packed schedule! Check our monthly events calendar for all the details. May is Asian American Heritage Month! Both GrubStreet’s The Muse and the Marketplace […]

Week in Review, April 21st-25th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June 2014 Harriet at 50 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “I Spy: Harriet and I” by Newbery medalist Jack Gantos “Writer, Wrestler, Stutterer, Spy” by author/illustrator Megan McDonald “Becoming a Book Detective” by Simmons Center for the Study of Children’s Literature director Cathie Mercier “Fifty Years of Novel Exploits” […]

Week in Review, April 14th-18th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… April’s Notes from the Horn Book: Five questions for Cynthia Leitich Smith, YA fantasy sequels, picture books about the big city, reading for National Poetry Month, and intermediate books about wartime Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood; illus. by Claudia Rueda Fiction: Feral […]

April Notes on the way

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Vampires, werepeople, and yetis — oh my! In this month’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter, I get to ask Cynthia Leitich Smith five questions about her (ahem) tantalizing new series Feral, a spin-off to her Tantalize quartet. Other goodies in this issue: • more YA fantasy sequels • picture books about the big city […]

Week in Review, April 7th-11th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Harriet the Spy at 50 May/June starred reviews “Harriet and Me” by Ginee Seo A call for Horn Book internship applicants Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: You Can’t Have 
Too Many Friends! written and illus. by Mordicai Gerstein Fiction: More of Monkey & […]

From the Editor – April 2014

We’re in our new home on the grounds of Simmons College, and I must say what a pleasure it is to be surrounded by children’s book–friendly folk and good lunch places. I’m especially happy to strengthen our partnership with Simmons’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. On May 14th, on the Simmons campus, the […]

Week in Review, March 31st-April 4th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Our new home at Simmons College Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: In New York, written and illus. by Marc Brown Fiction: Alien Encounter, written and illus. by Charise Mericle Harper Nonfiction: Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko; illus. by Melissa Sweet — plus a […]

April children’s lit events in the Boston metro area

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There’s lots to celebrate this month: National Poetry Month, D.E.A.R. Day, World Book Night, Poem in Your Pocket Day, El día de los niños/El día de los libros — and let’s not forget much nicer weather! See below for children’s lit–related events coming up in the greater Boston area. Be sure to check our monthly […]