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Updated blog reading list

We’ve revamped our recommended blog list, first compiled by NYPL librarian and Fuse #8 blogger Betsy Bird to accompany her article “Blogging the Kidlitosphere.” Check out old friends and new faves here at the Horn Book website.

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 […]

July/August 2011 special issue: Awards


The July/August Horn Book Magazine is out, and selected articles are on our website, including profiles of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Wilder medalists and the CSK author and illustrator award recipients. And don’t miss K.T. Horning’s eye-opening “Secrecy and the Newbery Medal”. . . in which much history is related and several secrets revealed.

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 […]

June Notes on the way

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June’s Notes from the Horn Book will appear in your inbox this afternoon.  This time we’ve got – five questions for Jeanne Birdsall – long-anticipated middle-grade novels – summer themed picture books – biographies for middle schoolers – YA trilogy enders   Sign up here if you’re not subscribed yet!

Guide Online update

Get a sneak peek at the Fall 2011 Horn Book Guide! We’ve just added 210 reviews to the Guide Online—check out the brand-new titles, authors, and illustrators. Subscribe to the print Guide and Guide Online here.

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 […]