July/August starred reviews

The following titles will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of The Horn Book Magazine: – Naamah and the Ark at Night written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illustrated by Holly Meade (Candlewick) – Bone Dog written and illustrated by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook) – Press Here written and illustrated by Herve Tullet (Handprint/Chronicle) – […]

Recreational reading (and listening)

Our annual summer reading list is up, just in time for the long holiday weekend! If your Memorial Day plans involve travel (and traffic), be sure to peruse the new recommended audiobooks list for road trip listening suggestions.

Change of plans

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Unfortunately, and contrary to yesterday’s post, Horn Book editors Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano will not be speaking at the Eric Carle Museum on May 21st.  The event has been postponed, with the new date to be announced. Fortunately, tonight Roger will indeed moderate a star-studded panel of YA authors discussing “Diversity in Young Adult […]

May Notes out

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This month’s Notes from the Horn Book arrives today, including – five questions for Patrick McDonnell – nonfiction picture books for nature lovers – chapter books for young readers – middle-grade audiobooks (with bonus recommended audiobook list) – new young adult fiction Missing out? Sign up to receive the monthly Notes from the Horn Book […]



Horn Book editors Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano will share insights on children’s reading from their book A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. The event (free with museum admission) is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on […]

April Notes is here!

Look for the new Notes from the Horn Book in your inbox this afternoon, chock-full with – five questions for Franny Billingsley – fantasy for older readers – spring animal antics in picture books – nonfiction picture books – truthiness in middle-grade fiction Sign up for free here.

Spring Guide now online

We’ve just added the final Spring 2011 Horn Book Guide reviews (1,551 of them!) to the Guide Online database. Take a peek at the newly added titles, authors, and illustrators. Subscribe to the print Guide and Guide Online here.

Upcoming stars

Look for these starred reviews in the May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Tweak Tweak by Eve Bunting; illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Clarion) RRRalph by Lois Ehlert (Beach Lane/Simon) Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! and Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke; illus. by Lauren Tobia (Kane Miller) The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. […]

We’re still waiting for spring in Boston…

  but the Spring 2011 Guide just came in! We can’t stop exclaiming over the gorgeous cover, featuring art from Anita Lobel’s Nini Lost and Found. Kudos to all the Guide goddesses and designer Lolly — and Ms. Lobel, of course.

New Notes

The new Notes from the Horn Book is coming soon to an inbox near you, with – five questions for Lee Bennett Hopkins – poetry picture books – new chapter books for young readers – nonfiction about American legends – young adult historical fiction In each newsletter you’ll also find online resources provided by Teaching […]