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The Horn Book at Simmons

God, there’s a lot going on, and I haven’t even written my reviews yet. Katrina and Cathie Mercier and I have been finishing up the planning for this year’s Horn Book at Simmons colloquium. (When I am old and being interviewed by Leonard Marcus, if he asks “What did you learn at the Horn Book?” […]

August Notes from the Horn Book

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August’s Notes from the Horn Book is available now. Here’s what to expect this issue: – five questions for historian and scholar Marc Aronson – more new nonfiction – concept books with a twist – YA sequels – books of interest to adults – updates on the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony and Horn Book […]

Save the date—BGHB Awards and Horn Book at Simmons

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The office is starting to buzz about the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards taking place Friday, September 30, and the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, happening Saturday, October 1. On Friday night, BGHB judges Jennifer Brabander, Robin Brenner, and Dean Schneider will present the awards to this year’s winners and honorees: Fiction Winner: Blink & Caution […]

Upcoming stars

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Starred reviews appearing in the September/October Horn Book Magazine: – The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle; illus. by Paul Meisel (Dutton) – A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade) – Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar) – Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck; illus. by Kelly […]

Newest Notes out today

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July’s Notes from the Horn Book will be hitting inboxes in about an hour. Here’s what to expect this issue: – five questions for illustrator Sophie Blackall – Sophie’s recent picture books – picture book bios – brand-new middle-grade fiction – fresh perspectives on tough topics in YA – updates on the Boston Globe–Horn Book […]

Drumroll, please!

The 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award recipients are: Fiction Winner: Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick) Honor: Chime by Franny Billingsley (Dial) Honor: Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke (Kane Miller) Nonfiction Winner: The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook) Honor: Into the Unknown: How […]

What do the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the Horn Book have in common?

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We both gave Laurel Croza and I Know Here an award. In response to winning the Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award, Laurel said, That’s me, flash-frozen in disbelief—“whaaaaat!?!”—since I heard I Know Here won a 2010 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Way, way, way beyond my daydreaming orbit, the news too surreal, too out-of-this-world abstract […]