Katie Bircher

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B is for babies (July 2019)

Babies need good books, and so do their big siblings! Together, these warm and reassuring new picture books for preschool and primary-age children celebrate a baby's growth from in utero to first birthday. See also our Five Questions interview with Kyle Lukoff, author of When Aidan Became a Brother, in...

Week in Review, June 24th - 28th

This week on hbook.com... From the July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards: Children’s Literature Legacy Award acceptance by Christopher Myers on behalf of Walter Dean Myers Newbery Medal acceptance by Meg Medina and profile by R. J. Palacio Caldecott Medal acceptance by Sophie Blackall and profile by...

Week in Review, June 17th - 21st

  This week on hbook.com... We're at ALA Annual this weekend! Visit booth #725 on Monday for a copy of the hot-off-the-presses July/August Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards, featuring Newbery, Caldecott, CSK, and Legacy acceptance speeches. From May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards...

Review of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Meby Mariko Tamaki; illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’ConnellHigh School    First Second/Roaring Brook    298 pp.5/19    978-1-250-31284-6    $24.99Paper ed.  978-1-62672-259-0    $17.99This relatable, heart-wrenching, and often funny graphic novel opens with seventeen-year-old Frederica (“Freddy”) Riley’s email to advice columnist Anna Vice. “For almost the past year I’ve been...

Week in Review, June 10th - 14th

  This week on hbook.com... Welcome to the newly revamped Horn Book Guide Online! June 2019 Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Mariko Tamaki, middle grade and YA for Pride Month, picture books for Father's Day, and easy-reader BFFs June 2019 Horn Book Herald: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Edition,...

BFFs back for more

Like Frog & Toad, Elephant & Piggie, and Ling & Ting, best friendship stories & easy readers are a perfect pair. These latest entries in noteworthy easy-reader series offer readers a chance to visit with some beloved sets of besties. For more recommended easy readers and articles about the format,...

Week in Review, June 3rd - 7th

This week on hbook.com...Preview July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards featuring original cover art by Sophie BlackallICYMI: Presenting the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners! Click to read the press release, watch the announcement video, and read reviews of the winning titles.From the May/June 2019 Horn Book...

Week in Review, May 27th - 31st

This week on hbook.com...Presenting the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners! Click to read the press release, watch the announcement video, and read reviews of the winning titles.Horn Book Magazine starred reviews, July/August 2019From May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50: “An Interview with...

Week in Review, May 20th - 24th

This week on hbook.com...Remembering Judith Kerr (1923-2019)Summer Reading 2019 featuring 5Q for Isabel Quintero and Zeke PeñaFrom May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The CSK Book Awards at 50: Lift Every Voice: "My Own Origin Story" by Javaka SteptoeMay Nonfiction Notes: life skills, activists and activism, evolution, and sustainable eating...

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