Local children’s lit events for May

gashlycrumb tinies

Some kidlit happenings in and around Boston this month: The Edward Gorey House’s 2013 special exhibit “Edward Gorey’s Vinegar Works” opened for their 2013 season on April 18th. The exhibit covers the “three volumes of moral instruction” in Gorey’s Vinegar Works boxed set: The Insect God, The West Wing, and his best-known work, The Gashlycrumb […]

Photos from Fostering Lifelong Learners

Roger Sutton welcomes participants to the Fostering Lifelong Learners conference

Pictures from the Fostering Lifelong Learners conference. Photos by Shara Hardeson. For more on the day-long event, click here.

World Book Night kick-off event

World Book Night

Every year on April 23rd, World Book Night provides volunteers with specially-printed free books to distribute in their communities. Each volunteer selects a title from a list of thirty adult, YA, and children’s books, then picks up twenty copies from a local bookstore or library. Which book would you choose? On Monday, fellow Horn Booker […]

5Q for Fostering Lifelong Learners presenters

lifelong learners

Tomorrow we’re hosting the free Fostering Lifelong Learners: Prescribing Books for Early Childhood Education conference with Reach Out and Read and the Cambridge Public Library. Pediatricians, educators, critics, and librarians will speak about early learning and literacy from birth to preschool. Over the last few weeks Roger gave several of the presenters his “five questions” […]

Hervé Tullet


On Wednesday afternoon, Hervé Tullet, author of Press Here (2011, Chronicle Books) and the new I Am Blop! (2013, Phaidon Press), gave a presentation here in the Boston area at the Brookline Public Library. He was in NYC earlier this month, so I think he’s traveling around a bit. I strongly recommend going to see […]

April children’s lit events

Art2-D2's Guide to Folding the

Spring has (finally) sprung! Along with April showers, the Boston area can expect lots of children’s literature events this month. Origami Yoda series author Tom Angleberger will lead origami activities from his latest book, Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling, at several nearby locations this week: Wednesday, April 3rd, at 3:00 p.m., Brookline Public Library’s […]

Fostering Lifelong Learners conference timeline

"Julie Roach sure does know how to read a kids' book!" — @KeenePLibrary

On Thursday, April 25th, The Horn Book co-hosted the “Fostering Lifelong Learners: Prescribing Books for Early Childhood Education” conference with Reach Out and Read and the Cambridge Public Library. Unable to attend? Don’t worry; we’ve compiled the day’s highlights based on tweets by our staff and attendees. 9:52 am: “Fostering Lifelong Learners” conference opening remarks […]

March kids’ lit events

warriors sun trail

March is a busy month for children’s literature events! Here’s a selection of happenings in or near Boston: Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Warriors author Erin Hunter will celebrate latest series entry The Sun Trail at the Cambridge Public Library’s main branch. The free event is co-sponsored by Porter Square Books. For more info, see the […]

February children’s lit events

The Future of Us

A selection of children’s literature–related events coming up this month in Boston and beyond: The first of two events taking place tonight is the Brookline Booksmith’s YA Book Club at 5:00 p.m. The club is open to ages twelve to eighteen. This month’s meeting focuses on The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn […]

January children’s book events in Boston

children's book-a-day almanac

Children’s book–related events coming up in the greater Boston area: Former Horn Book editor in chief Anita Silvey will sign her latest book The Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac (a companion to her blog of the same name) at Porter Square Books on Thursday, January 10th, at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Silvey’s many books include The Essential Guide […]