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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors those who have died as a result of anti-transgender violence. Katie’s Out of the Box post from last week is rich with links not only to trans- and queer-related articles and reviews from the Horn Book but also to organizations and recommended reading from all over. This […]

Native American Heritage Month 2017 resources

November is Native American Heritage Month, a celebration of the many varied Native American cultures. Check out the official website for more information and lots of resources. Here are some additional articles and links from The Horn Book’s archives and beyond. Resources on representation of Native Americans in children’s books Family Reading: “Change happens when […]

Week in Review, November 13th – 17th

This week on… Chelsea Sedoti Talks with Roger Foreign Correspondence: “The Little Bookroom” by Margaret Robson Kett Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen Fiction: Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley Nonfiction: Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies; illus. by […]

Transgender Awareness Month 2017 resources

November is Transgender Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the lives of trans people, remember those lost to anti-trans hate crimes, and renew our commitment to fight for trans rights. Additionally, this week is Transgender Awareness Week, and Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed on Monday, November 20th. We stand with our trans and […]

Calling CaldeNott

For years I’ve been running a Mock CaldeNott, in various contexts, applying the Caldecott terms and criteria to books ineligible for the Medal itself because their illustrator is not American. Even as I type this, I can hear my friend (and fellow Calling Caldecott guest blogger) Elisa Gall shouting, “But it’s not a mock — it’s […]

Getting ready to blow

Today we all meet to decide Fanfare, the Horn Book’s choices for the best books of 2017. As I type, strategic alliances are being formed  to whittle down the current list of some sixty titles to… well, fewer. A lot fewer. It would be great if sometime before I retire I could strong-arm the staff into […]

Good Night, Planet

Good Afternoon, (Picture Book) Planet! I have to say that one of the best moments of this Calling Caldecott season was realizing that Argentine artist Liniers is currently a Vermont resident, making his comic book story Good Night, Planet eligible for Caldecott consideration. (Helps a bit with the disappointment of not being able to cover the brilliant Written […]

Foreign Correspondence: The Little Bookroom

“When we heard that a young man was to open a specialist children’s bookshop…we were all amazed at his fortitude and foolhardiness. We very much feared the venture would not last long. Everyone was delighted…that it had not only lasted, but prospered.” Publisher and broadcaster, author of British Children’s Books in the Twentieth Century, Frank […]

Week in Review, November 6th – 10th

This week on… From the November/December 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “The Writer’s Page: Fighting the Lost Cause” by Ann Bausum “Foreign Correspondence: Beyond the ‘Four Fs’: Caribbean Own Voices” by Summer Edward 2-fer Talks with Roger interviews: Kathryn Erskine and Tracey Baptiste November’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: 5Q for […]

Tracey Baptiste Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Corinne thought her troubles with the jumbies were quieted if not finished (The Jumbies), but in Rise of the Jumbies she faces the implacable jumbie Mama D’Leau, who makes the […]