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Archives for November 2015

Recommended Preschool Books: Families

Atinuke Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! 32 pp. Kane/Miller 2015. ISBN 978-1-61067-367-9 Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. In her latest picture book, Anna (Splash, Anna Hibiscus!) adjusts to the arrival of twin baby brothers, or “Double Trouble.” The story follows her struggles with the family’s diverted attentions immediately after the births: “You will have to share […]

From the Editor – December 2015

As a result of the baby boomlet of the late 1980s, we saw subsequent picture book publishing grow, not just in sheer numbers of new titles but in the expansion of the traditionally preschool genre’s reach into books intended for older children and even adults. In this edition of What Makes a Good…? we go […]

Week in Review, November 23rd-27th

This week on… November’s Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: world religions, natural history, medicine and diseases, space and space exploration, food and cooking Love for Christopher Myers’s 2013 article “Young Dreamers.” Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Lost. Found. by Marsha Diane Arnold; 
illus. by Matthew Cordell Fiction: Flop to the Top! by Eleanor Davis […]

Mock Caldecott Catch-up, part 1

In a recent post we asked for your local school and library Mock Caldecott lists, and several titles came up that we wanted to add to the Calling Caldecott conversation. Two of these are the subjects for today: Big Bear little chair by Lizi Boyd and The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House by Ida Pearle. Boyd’s Big […]

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.

Review of The Inker’s Shadow

The Inker’s Shadow by Allen Say; illus. by the author Intermediate, Middle School, High School   
Scholastic   80 pp. 10/15   
978-0-545-43776-9   $19.99   g This “patchwork of memories” (“and memories are unreliable, so I am calling this a work of fiction made of real people and places I knew”) sequel to Drawing from Memory (rev. 9/11) takes […]

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.

Native American Heritage Month resources

November is Native American Heritage Month, a celebration of Native American people, their varied cultures, and their accomplishments. Check out the official website for more information and lots of resources; here some additional resources from our archives. Recommended books Review of Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth […]

Review of Flop to the Top!

 Flop to the Top! by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing; 
illus. by the authors Primary   TOON   38 pp. 9/15   978-1-935179-89-4   $12.95 Wanda is a superstar — in her own mind. Oblivious to her family’s dismay, she forces everyone within arm’s reach to endure invasive photos, rude orders, and diva-like dismissals. After posting a selfie taken […]

Books mentioned in the November 2015 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

World religions Bullard, Lisa My Religion, Your Religion [Cloverleaf Books: Alike and Different series] Illustrated by Holli Conger Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook     2015 Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-4905-3 Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-6033-1 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4677-6296-0 Grün, Anselm The Legend of Saint Nicholas Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Eerdmans     2014 Trade ISBN 978-0-8028-5434-6 Lumbard, […]