>Harry and the Horn Book

>And while I was whining over here, Kitty Flynn posted links to all the high spots in the Horn Book’s coverage of Harry Potter. Missing is the letter from the (former) subscriber who took her leave from us upon our less-than rapturous review of The Chamber of Secrets. Speaking for myself, that Harry provided me […]

>Tell Us What to Do

>After enduring my second round with the dentist with an audiobook about a serial killer who removed his (or her, I haven’t managed to finish it yet) victims’ teeth, I decided for my third date with Dr. Guen to try some chicklit (chiclets, heh) again and began listening to Sally Koslow’s Little Pink Slips, the […]

Lloyd Alexander

I have an appreciation of Lloyd Alexander, who died this morning, promised for later, but for now I’d like to direct your attention to this letter he wrote to Horn Book editor Ruth Hill Viguers long ago.

>Horn Book 2.0

>Just in time for May Day and in service to workers the world over, we’re proud to introduce our newly designed and rejiggered website. What’s newest is our Horn Book History section (make Laura Ingalls Wilder’s gingerbread!), plus there is now a handy what’s-new page, which updates additions and revisions to the blog and website. […]

>What gets ‘em going

>In preparation for the Horn Book Board of Directors annual meeting tomorrow, I’ve been going through this blog’s entries for the past year to remind myself of what I actually spent my time doing. I was pleased to notice that reader participation has gone way up, and thank you for that. A year ago it […]

>Why Do I Review Books?

>So someone asked amidst the great blog wars of Tuesday. It’s a fair question but has a long answer. Let’s first get out of the way me v. The Horn Book, because, obviously, I review books because it’s part of my job, and my job is to “blow the horn for fine books for boys […]

>Hometown Girl Makes Good

>Do you read those Seven Impossible Things interviews and think, wow, I wish I could get me one of those? Do like Alvina Ling, who got her start right here as a Horn Book intern!

>This is your library. This is your library hung over.

>Actually, this is a photograph Lolly Robinson took of our “no shelf,” the place where not-reviewed materials land. It’s an old photo; the no shelf now retains some semblance of order despite its persistent spiritual kinship with the Island of Misfit Toys.

>New Web Watch

>We’ve got a bunch of new links to stuff related to the current issue of the Magazine. Bring your crayons.

>May/June ’07 Stars

>Here are the books receiving starred reviews in the May/June ’07 issue of the Horn Book Magazine: Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (St. Martin’s) by Linda Lear The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County (Kroupa/Farrar) written by Janice N. Harrington, illustrated by Shelley Jackson Who’s Hiding? (Kane/Miller) written and illustrated by Satoru Onishi Pictures from […]