All steamed up

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As my friend and fellow blogger observed not long ago, “steam is so hot right now.”  This year has seen a mind-boggling number of steampunk-themed events in the northeast alone: International Steampunk City, which took over the town of Waltham for a weekend; a book tour for The Steam­punk Bible; an exhibit on steampunk aesthetic […]

August Notes from the Horn Book

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August’s Notes from the Horn Book is available now. Here’s what to expect this issue: – five questions for historian and scholar Marc Aronson – more new nonfiction – concept books with a twist – YA sequels – books of interest to adults – updates on the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony and Horn Book […]

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.

Upcoming stars

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Starred reviews appearing in the September/October Horn Book Magazine: – The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle; illus. by Paul Meisel (Dutton) – A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade) – Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar) – Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck; illus. by Kelly […]

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 […]

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.

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.

April Notes is here!

Look for the new Notes from the Horn Book in your inbox this afternoon, chock-full with – five questions for Franny Billingsley – fantasy for older readers – spring animal antics in picture books – nonfiction picture books – truthiness in middle-grade fiction Sign up for free here.

Spring Guide now online

We’ve just added the final Spring 2011 Horn Book Guide reviews (1,551 of them!) to the Guide Online database. Take a peek at the newly added titles, authors, and illustrators. Subscribe to the print Guide and Guide Online here.