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New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books winners 2012

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Breaking news! The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2012 have just been announced via Twitter. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this annual picture book award. Judges Chris Raschka, Bruce Handy (Vanity Fair), and Cathryn Mercier (director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College) selected the […]

Introducing Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

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This afternoon, the inaugural issue of our new quarterly e-newsletter Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book went out to subscribers of our long-running monthly newsletter Notes from the Horn Book. Each issue will offer Horn Book Guide reviews of recommended informational books, grouped by subject, that we believe will be useful for schools adhering to […]

We’re still here

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but a little hard to reach. Boston was barely brushed by Sandy–we had wind and some rain but never lost power–but our email server sits in Soho in a currently shuttered building. Our LJ and SLJ colleagues are all working from home (or friends’ homes!) via the web, Twitter, Facebook and cell phone. Prayers and […]

Neighborhood news

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Our downstairs neighbors, the super-cool nonprofit organization Reach Out and Read, are now providing some handy reading tips on the Pampers Village website. Their advice includes helpful information on how to “read” wordless books with children, why dads should read aloud with their kids, what rhyming books do for your toddler’s brain, and how military […]

Horn Book Magazine: September/October 2011

Table of Contents for the Septembe/October 2011 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Editorial: What Books Can Do

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In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11th ten years ago, there were many books published for children and teens about the tragedy. Some were informative, and at least two transcended the moment: Maira Kalman’s Fireboat and Mordicai Gerstein’s The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. But there was a persistent strain of “helpful” […]

From the Editor: August 2011

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Katrina Hedeen, Cathie Mercier, and I are busy pulling together this year’s Horn Book at Simmons, a one-day colloquium on October 1st at Simmons College’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. Held the day after the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, the colloquium, titled “Engaging Worlds, Real and Imagined,” brings participants together with the BGHB […]

>We have a winner

>Our new blog about all things Caldecott Medal, debuting this fall, will be called Calling Caldecott, a name first suggested to us by Anamaria of Books Together. It was the first suggestion! So, Anamaria, send your mailing address to kbircher at hbook dot com and we’ll get you your copy of A Family of Readers. […]

No foolin’, thank you

Thanks to everyone who conspired in our little April Fool’s prank, especially Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes who created the images (and some of the funniest titles), Elizabeth Law of Egmont (whose author Allen Zadoff came up with Enwraptured) and Kitty Flynn and Katie Bircher of here for pulling it all together. I am […]

>Mean Girls wannabe

>Horn Book intern (and competitive latte artist) Beth sinks her teeth into Amy Holder’s The Lipstick Laws over at Out of the Box.