March children’s lit events in Boston

czekaj_hip and hop don't stop

There are a heckuva lot of events happening in and around Boston this month — definitely a good thing, since we’re all starting to go a little stir-crazy with winter dragging on. Signings, workshops, panels, and drink nights make for a nice change from holing up at home on these dreary days. Be sure to […]

“Why Did THAT Book Win?” panel recap


Though it may have been postponed a week thanks to a winter storm last Thursday, nearly one hundred children’s literature enthusiasts still showed up last night at 6:00 pm at Simmons College for Children’s Books Boston’s second event, “Why did THAT book win?”, a panel discussion about the 2014 ALA children’s book awards. The panelists […]

Boston children’s lit events for February

I Have a Dream

Brr! What’s better to get you through a snow day than a good book? Head to one of these events to get a loved one (or yourself) a signed copy, then snuggle in someplace warm. Be sure to check our monthly events calendar for all the details. To celebrate Black History Month, local author Michelle […]

January children’s lit events in Boston


It’s a little quiet on the events front this month as everyone recuperates from the hectic holidays — and tries to stay warm! Still, there are plenty of upcoming author appearances (and opportunities to workshop that manuscript you resolved to finish). Be sure to check our calendar for more information. Tonight, Wednesday, January 8th, at […]

Photos from 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons

Roger and the Boston Globe-Horn Book hardware. Photo: Shara Hardeson.

Pictures from the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons. For more about the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, click here.  

December children’s lit events

family trees

December is always a whirlwind time, and this month full of great events is no exception. Be sure to check our calendar for more information. On Thursday, December 5th, at 7:00 pm, Marcella Pixley will read from and sign her new YA novel Freak at the Concord Bookshop. The Concord Museum’s 18th annual “Family Trees” […]

Happy diamond anniversary, Weston Woods!

60th anniversary

Weston Woods is turning 60 this year! In honor of the occasion the company has created a new 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition DVD. The hour-long special collection “includes six of [their] most beloved titles from the last 10 years”: Arnie the Doughnut, No Roses for Harry!, Wild About Books, Dem Bones, That New Animal, and […]

November children’s lit events

moxie and the art of rule breaking

There’s an abundance of children’s book–related events this November in Boston! A plethora of opportunities to meet beloved authors and illustrators (not to mention pick up signed books for holiday gifts) are below. Be sure to check our events calendar for more information. At the Writers’ Loft tonight, November 5th, from 7:30-9:00 pm, Erin Dionne […]

Time for a meltdown?


If you’re free and in Boston Wednesday night, I’ll be participating in a panel discussion of the Common Core State Standards for Bookbuilders of Boston. Other panelists include Simmons GSLIS prof Amy Pattee and educational publishing consultant Steve Pekich; the program runs from 6:00-8:00PM at 501 Boylston Street in Copley Square. Bring ID to get […]

Boston-area children’s lit events for October

five little monkeys trick or treat

Somehow it’s already mid-October; can you believe it? The beginning of fall is a whirlwind time here at the Horn Book as we prepare for and then host the annual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. It was lovely to see many of you at these events last weekend; if […]