BGHB-HBAS-Hubbub-Trivia: It’s all happening!

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Perusing Sunday’s Boston Globe (yes, on paper) I came across this ad congratulating the 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners. Nice! Remember that you can join us on October 2-3 for the Boston Globe-Horn Book awards ceremony and the day-long Horn Book at Simmons colloquium on the theme of Transformations. Register here. Another exciting Monday-morning […]

Easy, breezy, beautiful cover art

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I think it’s possible I’ve discovered the perfect nail polish color for reading.     That or I’m just magically super-coordinated at all times.

Apple-picking season came early

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Similar to our shelf of purple-jacketed books, we spotted another mini-trend on these jacket covers. Tempted to bite into one? Careful! Some of them might be poisonous.

T for two

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Reading through the fiction reviews section of the May/June Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Transformations, I’m struck by the sudden urge for tea. One lump or two, protagonists? Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff: “I didn’t do it on purpose, obviously,” says twelve-year-old Trent Zimmerman. “Kill Jared Richards, I mean.” Cuckoo Song by Frances […]

Quiet! Roger Is Reading a Book

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     I’m sure it’s a coincidence. It has to be coincidental that in the American version (Eerdmans, March 2015) of this book, the bowtied, bespectacled protagonist shares a name with our bow-tied, bespectacled boss, who also does not like to be disturbed when he’s reading. In Real Roger’s defense, although I’m sure the rest of us […]

The Carrot Patch comes to us

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Today’s mail brought a box of (foam) carrots*, buttons, stickers, bookmarks, and a very nice note from Wolfie the Bunny author Ame Dyckman. Thanks, Ame! In our March/April Magazine, Wolfie receives a starred review and Ame tells us a bit about Wolfie’s eating habits; look for the issue in your mailbox very soon.   *I […]

April Fools’!

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Gotcha! Here are our April Fools’ Day pranks from years past. 2011: April Horn Book Magazine starred reviews 2012: Hexwood Books’s “Vamped-Up Newbery” line 2013: April Magazine preview: supernatural bromance, “WMAG Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Book?”, recommended zombie nonfiction, and more (cover at left) 2014: Our new home — wish you were here!

Diverted: A Bostonian dystopia

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It was dawn. It was time for the Waiting. Three hundred thousand were Waiting. Some waited for Buses, some waited for Trains that would become Buses. Some tried different routes, and some gave up hope and called Ubers. But many remained. Most remembered the days before The Big One. The days when roads had lanes […]

My brother’s got a secret

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Now, this is just cute.

Reading rainbow? Not quite

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Yo, Marsala, I’m happy for you, I’ma let you finish — but Eggplant is the real Color of the Year. At least according to this entire shelf of purple-jacketed books.