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“Informational children’s books” FTW

Jeopardy! fans know that record-smashing contestant James Holzhauer’s secret is reading “informational children’s books.” Perhaps James — or wannabe Jameses — might benefit from a subscription to The Horn Book Guide. Or maybe he should sign up for Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book; our latest issue featured “Collective biographies for Women’s History Month,” “National Poetry Month 2019,” “Librarianship and information science,” and “Animals on the move.”

And speaking of the latter*: here is something that Horn Book editor Kitty Flynn learned from an informational children’s book. Alex Trebek, call her!

*For more jokes like this one (!), see “The Straight Poop on Potty Humor” from the May/June 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Humor.

Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and a BA from Oberlin College.

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