Books mentioned in the July 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Maria van Lieshout Flight 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout, Chronicle, 2–5 years. It’s a toy, it’s an activity, it’s a book! Night Light by Nicholas Blechman, Orchard/Scholastic, 2–5 years. Press Here by Hervé Tullet, Chronicle, 2–5 years. I Am Blop! by Hervé Tullet, Phaidon, 2–5 years. A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer […]

Books mentioned in the June 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Social issues Exploring Tough Issues series Brownlie, Ali  Why Do People Abuse Human Rights? Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Raintree      2004 Library binding ISBN 0-7398-6684-2 Senker, Cath  Why Are People Refugees? Gr. 4–6      48 pp.     Raintree      2004 Library binding ISBN 0-7398-6685-0 Woolf, Alex  Why Are People Terrorists? Gr. 4–6      48 pp.     Raintree      2004 Library binding ISBN […]

Picture book father-son reading recommendations

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Celebrate Father’s Day with a good picture book! Here are our recommendations for fathers and their sons — or daughters — to read together. What picture book would you recommend for a father-son read? (See our YA mother-daughter reading list here.) Katie: One of my own fond childhood memories is listening to my dad read […]

Books mentioned in the June 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Ann M. Martin Better to Wish [Family Tree] by Ann M. Martin, Scholastic, 10–14 years. Middle-grade family stories The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata; illus. by Julia Kuo, Atheneum, 10–14 years. The Romeo and Juliet Code and Romeo Blue by Phoebe Stone, Levine/Scholastic, 10–14 years. One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be […]

Recommended fantasy books

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The books recommended below were all published within the last several years and reviewed by The Horn Book Magazine. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion.   Picture books Suggested grade level listed with each entry The Other Side of Town by Jon Agee (Scholastic/di Capua) A New York City […]

Prom season reads

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Whether they love it or love to hate it, prom is a big rite of passage for many teens. Consequently, prom — with all the related excitement and anxiety — makes frequent appearances in YA novels. Here are a few of our favorite prom-centric reads. (On the more love-to-hate-it end of the spectrum, Roger also suggests […]

Summer Reading Recommendations 2013

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Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? We’ve hand-picked some new favorites, all published 2012–2013, that are ideal for the season. Download a free PDF perfect for sharing with teachers, parents, and of course, kids. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion. Picture Books (Fiction […]

YA mother-daughter reading recommendations

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Last summer, website mom.me asked us to contribute to their feature “Books to Read With Your Teen Daughter.” Here are our recommendations from that article — plus a few new ones! — to get you ready for Mother’s Day. What YA book would you recommend for a mother-daughter read? Cindy: Cinder (Feiwel, 2012), the first […]

Books mentioned in the May 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Emily Jenkins Water in the Park: A Book About Water & the Times of the Day written by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Stephanie Graegin, Schwartz & Wade/Random, 4–7 years. Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money written by Emily Jenkins, illus. by G. Brian Karas, Schwartz & Wade/Random, 4–7 […]

Books mentioned in the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Remembering the Holocaust Holocaust Through Primary Sources series Altman, Linda Jacobs The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Striking a Blow Against the Nazis Middle school, high school     128 pp.     Enslow     2011 Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3320-7 Byers, Ann Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story from the Holocaust Middle school, high school     128 pp.     […]