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BGHB at 50: The Adventures of Sparrowboy

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 on Jill Paton Walsh’s Unleaving, Tim […]

Week in Review, September 11th – 15th

This week on hbook.com…   September 2017 issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Anne Quirk on The Good Fight, history nonfiction audiobooks, picture books full of back-to-school silliness, new chapter-book friends, YA about school as a source of (or break from) anxiety Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Why Am I Me? by […]

New school year, new Notes

Hit the books with the sorta-kinda-schoolish-themed September edition of our Notes from the Horn Book newsletter. This issue features author (and Horn Book Publisher Emerita!) Anne Quirk’s 5Q interview about The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (And How They Shaped the Nation), as well as: audiobooks highlighting memorable moments and important figures […]

From the Editor – September 2017

We’re looking forward to the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards on October 6th and the following day’s Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, “Resistance,” in which all ten of our awarded authors and illustrators will be participating. It will be a special pleasure for me to moderate a conversation between my old friend Richard Peck (The […]

Week in Review, September 4th – 8th

This week on hbook.com… Alan Gratz Talks with Roger about Refugee July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors interviews: J.C. Geiger, Nic Stone, Karina Yan Glaser, Nidhi Chanani, Jessica Townsend, and Gillian French. Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Say Zoop! by Hervé Tullet Fiction: Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson Nonfiction: How […]

Week in Review, August 28th – September 1st

This week on hbook.com… September/October 2017 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents, Editorial: “The Incomparable Robin Smith,” and Letters to the Editor Back-to-School Week 5Q for Andrew Clements on The Losers Club Recommended Reading Class Notes Extracurricular Activities Lolly’s Classroom Back in Session 2016–2017 Yearbook Superlatives Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Another Way to Climb […]

August 2017 Horn Book Herald – Back-to-School Edition

Welcome to our back-to-school issue of The Horn Book Herald, in which we chat with school-story master Andrew Clements, recommend new books for students of all ages as well as essential reading for parents and teachers, and take a break from the school-day grind with pleasure reading and extracurricular activities. Throughout the week of August […]

Week in Review, August 21st – 25th

This week on hbook.com… Simon Pulse/Aladdin Books Publisher Mara Anastas Talks with Roger August 2017 Back-to-School Edition of The Horn Book Herald: 5Q for Andrew Clements on The Losers Club, Recommended Reading, Class Notes, and Extracurricular Activities Summer 2017 Board Book Roundup: new board books tackling concepts big and small Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

August 2017 Back-to-School Horn Book Herald: High School

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos (Holt) This biography begins with the D-Day landing, then flashes back and follows Capa and Taro through the development of photojournalism, including their documentation of the Spanish Civil War. Carefully selected and positioned photographs create […]

August 2017 Back-to-School Horn Book Herald: Middle School

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander Alexander turns motivational speaker in this collection organized like a basketball game, with four quarters and rules. Alexander’s narrative of his early life in sports weaves its way through a lively display of colorful graphics, black-and-white photographs, short […]