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Archives for April 2013

Books mentioned in the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Remembering the Holocaust Holocaust Through Primary Sources series Altman, Linda Jacobs The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Striking a Blow Against the Nazis Middle school, high school     128 pp.     Enslow     2011 Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3320-7 Byers, Ann Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story from the Holocaust Middle school, high school     128 pp.     […]

Last Friday and this Thursday

Boston was certainly an eerie place last Friday. I had gone to bed early the night before, missing all the news about the pursuit of the bombers, and was catching up early Friday morning when the news flashed across my phone that the T was shut down. I texted the Horn Book staff to wait […]

Life skills and wellness

Recommended nonfiction books about life skills and wellness. From the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

Farm life, husbandry, and gardening

Recommended nonfiction books about farming and gardening. From the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

Habitats and wildlife

Recommended nonfiction books about animals and their habitats. From the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

Exploration

Recommended nonfiction books about explorers and exploration. From the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

Remembering the Holocaust

Recommended nonfiction books about the Holocaust. From the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

“Different Drums” roundup

In our March/April “Different Drummers” issue, we asked authors, publishers, and critics to name the strangest children’s books they’ve ever enjoyed. Here’s what they had to say: Elizabeth Bird – “Seven Little Ones Instead” Luann Toth – “Word Girl” Deborah Stevenson – “Horrible and Beautiful” Kristin Cashore – “Embracing the Strange” Susan Marston – “New […]

Boston this week

Thanks to all who have emailed, called, texted or tweeted their concern for our safety and well-being. We are all fine. The attack coincided with an all-staff conference call with our New York colleagues, so I didn’t find out about it until later in the day when information was available but fragmentary and spookily fact-free, […]

From The Guide: Novels in Verse

To honor National Poetry Month in April, we’re spotlighting notable novels in verse from the past year. From illustrated lighthearted verse to historical fiction to contemporary realism, this eclectic potpourri of Horn Book Guide–recommended novels showcases the form and gives readers — from primary-age kids to older teens — good reasons to celebrate poetry. —Katrina […]