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Week in Review, December 11th-15th

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: BGHB at 50: "Revisiting Anthony Burns" by Rudine Sims Bishop December 2017 Horn Book Herald: Picture Books Edition featuring Five questions for Julia Denos … [Read More...]

Life

“Life cereal. That’s a ballsy name, I always thought. LIFE. ‘What are we going to call this?’ ‘How about Oaties? Squaries?’ ‘No! This is much bigger than that. This is LIFE, I TELL YOU!’” —Jerry Seinfeld Forget cereal. I’d argue Life is a pretty … [Read More...]

BGHB at 50: Revisiting Anthony Burns

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 fifth in the series to be published in The … [Read More...]

All the Way to Havana

Thanks to All the Way to Havana, the vibrant and evocative book written by Margarita Engle and inventively illustrated by Mike Curato, I learned something very interesting about modern-day Cuba. Many of the cars on the road there are pre-1959 … [Read More...]

Five questions for Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale

Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale have been friends and creative collaborators since their days working together at a children's bookstore — where I was lucky to work with them. I've always admired their individual projects, and it was a pleasure to chat … [Read More...]

Blogs

Horn Book Magazine starred reviews January/February 2018

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February issue of The Horn Book Magazine.   Grace for Gus; written and illustrated by Harry Bliss (Tegen/HarperCollins) Ducks Away!; by Mem Fox; illustrated by Judy Horacek … [Read More...]

Week in Review

Week in Review, December 11th-15th

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: BGHB at 50: "Revisiting Anthony Burns" by Rudine Sims Bishop December 2017 Horn Book Herald: Picture Books Edition featuring Five questions for Julia Denos … [Read More...]

Charlotte’s Web | Class #6, fall 2017

During our last class meeting (November 15), our mock book award committees will meet, discuss, and vote. We have three Caldecott committees, one Geisel committee, and one Sibert. We try to make the experience as authentic as possible, which means … [Read More...]

Life

“Life cereal. That’s a ballsy name, I always thought. LIFE. ‘What are we going to call this?’ ‘How about Oaties? Squaries?’ ‘No! This is much bigger than that. This is LIFE, I TELL YOU!’” —Jerry Seinfeld Forget cereal. I’d argue Life is a pretty … [Read More...]

Review of the Week

Review of Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World

Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World by Mo Willems; illus. by the author Preschool    Hyperion    48 pp. 9/17    978-1-368-00214-1    $17.99 As fans of Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (rev. 9/05) will remember, monster Leonardo’s buddy Sam is “the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world.” In this sequel, Sam and Leonardo meet another monster named Frankenthaler and his own BFF, a girl named Kerry who is “the second-most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world.” Leonardo and … [Read More...]

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App Review of the Week

Sesame Street app review

Can you tell me how to get to…tons of wonderful educational videos and games for preschoolers? Just like the neighborhood itself, the Sesame Street companion app (Sesame Workshop, 2014; iOS and Android) is the place to be: a free account gives a child access to a large selection of games as well as new and classic (ad-free) video clips from the television show. The home screen offers a handful of featured videos and games. Below that, large icons link to additional videos organized by topic … [Read More...]

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Recommended Books

Review of Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World

Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World by Mo Willems; illus. by the author Preschool    Hyperion    48 pp. 9/17    978-1-368-00214-1    $17.99 As fans of Leonardo, the Terrible Monster … [Read More...]

Review of A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E. B. White

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E. B. White by Barbara Herkert; illus. by Lauren Castillo Primary    Ottaviano/Holt    40 pp. 10/17    978-1-62779-245-5    $18.99 The writer E. B. … [Read More...]

December 2017 Horn Book Herald: Picture Books Edition

Welcome to our all-picture-books-all-the-time edition of The Horn Book Herald! In this issue you'll find five questions for Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale (the team behind Windows, a 2017 Horn Book … [Read More...]

December 2017 Picture Books Horn Book Herald: More recommended reading

• Fanfare: The Horn Book's choices for the best books of 2017 • 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award winner and honor books • The New York Times Best Illustrated List • "Why the Hell … [Read More...]

December 2017 Picture Books Horn Book Herald: Calling Caldecott’s latest contenders

Begun in 2011, The Horn Book's Calling Caldecott blog asks: What can win? What will win? What should win? Here are some of our favorite recent posts. • Roger Sutton on The Little Red Cat Who Ran … [Read More...]

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Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

BGHB at 50: Revisiting Anthony Burns

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 … [Read More...]

BGHB17 and HBAS17: Resistance slideshow

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, and like Steve Sheinkin said to Ashley Bryan at the start of Steve's Honor Award acceptance speech: "That's a hard act to … [Read More...]

2017 BGHB/HBAS celebration roundup

We're not done celebrating the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards just yet! We'll be adding online coverage of the winners, the ceremony, and the #HBAS17 Colloquium: "Resistance" all week long, so … [Read More...]

Interviews

Five questions for Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale

Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale have been friends and creative collaborators since their days working together at a children's bookstore — where I was lucky to work with them. I've always admired their … [Read More...]

Rita Williams-Garcia 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 For our last Talks with Roger of the year, … [Read More...]

An Interview with Kishonna L. Gray

We need diverse books…and diverse games and diverse media. Game studies and comparative media studies expert Dr. Kishonna L. Gray, assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences … [Read More...]

Kate Milford 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 In Kate Milford's Ghosts of Greenglass … [Read More...]

Chelsea Sedoti 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 Upon reaching the age of eighteen, each … [Read More...]

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