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Archives for April 2010

>That’s what SHE said

>Fuse #8 has revealed the final result of her prodigious survey of what we (meaning those of us who read Fuse and voted in her poll) think are the top 100 novels for middle-grade readers. Not a big surprise there at #1, but since the Horn Book is infamous for its allegedly dislike of E.B. […]

Love Letter to Japan

A great song by Bird and the Bee, and one I would like to sing today in honor of Japanese publisher Rei Uemura, remarking in the April 5th issue of PW of the offerings at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair: “There are too many zombies, vampires, werewolves. I can’t tell them apart anymore.” Diane Roback […]

>May/June starred reviews

>The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June issue of the Horn Book Magazine: Farm(Orchard/Scholastic)by Elisha Cooper I Know Here(Groundwood)by Laurel Croza; illus. by Matt James What If?(Porter/Roaring Brook)by Laura Vaccaro Seeger As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth(Greenwillow)by Lynne Rae Perkins Countdown(Scholastic)by Deborah Wiles Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura […]

>More about boys

>The Awl is where all the good Gawker writers went, and their look at tween reading is worth your time.

>A man after my own heart

>and, increasingly, teeth.

My Day Out

I had a wonderful sort of field trip on Friday, observing books in the wild. Breakfast with Candlewick, who showed off some highlights from their fall list including–wait, is it too soon for me to start flogging this horse? NO–Martha and my A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult […]

>More, more, more

>1,288 new reviews added to the Horn Book Guide Online. How do you like it? How do you like it?

>Sunday morning reading

>Oh, so much to catch up on here and an editorial to finish to boot. In the meantime, check out two essays by Friends of the Horn Book: Boston Globe-Horn Book judge Julie Just writes about parents in YA books for the NYTBR and Zetta Elliott, whose “Decolonizing the Imagination” appeared in the March/April issue, […]

From the Editor – April 2010

Although my only encounter with the Black Panthers was on the TV news, my childhood was roughly contemporaneous with that of Delphine, heroine of Rita Williams-Garcia’s One Crazy Summer, so I feel old age tapping me on the shoulder when I think about that book as “historical fiction.” It is, though, and as distant to […]

>April 1 Festivities

>This is certainly the most UnGreenwillowy thing Greenwillow has ever done.