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Under the sign of Sanders

Found on the Harvard Law School campus, in the shadow of Sanders Theatre no less. Who knew the silly old bear was studying to be a lawyer? Take along these two real-life Winnie-the-Pooh picture books, ring the tiny little doorbell, and see if Winnie answers.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day 2016

On the occasion of Dr. Seuss’s birthday — and Read Across America Day — Shoshana has written a brief ode. (And that’s her ear.) The sun doesn’t shine, and it’s too wet to play, but today makes The Horn Book say “Hip, hip, hooray!” A Seussian birthday! We’re sending three cheers! In fact, we have […]

All a-Twitter 2016

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! What might characters of children’s and YA lit tweet to their valentines? We’ve got some ideas! See if you can guess who’s tweeting to whom — and feel free to add your own sweet kidlit tweets in the comments. @CuriousCJ: @LstStopMktSt You’re first stop in my heart @LookaRainbow: @FrazzledMama I’ll wait […]

Folktale and nursery rhyme title teasers – answers

Here are the solutions to this week’s Title Teasers twitter contest. It’s been lots of fun! Feel free to submit your own — we’re always up for good Storyland humor. Name the titles from Mother Goose rhymes or fairy tales. An alliterative clue is given for each. 1. forgetful felines: Three Little Kittens 2. bath […]

Folktale and nursery rhyme title teasers

Who remembers being tickled by our Storyland and Ask Rapunzel features? (Heads up — Ron Koertge has another Storyland entry coming up in the January/February Horn Book Magazine: “You Don’t Know Jack.”) Also, who loves Horn Book quizzes? On Twitter? You’re in luck! Author Mary Jessie Parker* has devised for us a Title Teasers quiz: Name […]

Fanfare15 matchy-matchy

While I recover from unintentionally wearing The Nest tights (don’t let the wasps get me!!), you can enjoy The Horn Book’s 2015 Fanfare list, the best children’s books of the year. For more matchy-matchy, click here. It’s fun!

DinoWriMo: Professors

Who is dinosaurs’ favorite children’s lit professor? Parasaurolophus Nodelman.   For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Great Ladies

Who was dinosaurs’ favorite children’s book review journal editor? (sorry, Roger) Xenotarsosaurus Sutherland. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Imprints

You know some fossils are imprints. But did you know what a dinosaur’s favorite imprint is? ROARing Brook Press. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Authors

Who’s a dinosaur’s favorite children’s book creator? Tyrannosaurus Rex’s kid-brother, Adam. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.