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Week in Review, June 14th-18th

  This week on   Read Roger: A Note from Me (Jun 18, 2021)   Family Reading: LGBTQIA+ books that I have read by Onyx H.   Out of the Box: National Caribbean American Heritage Month   Reviews of the Week: Starred Picture Book: The Night Walk by Marie...

National Caribbean American Heritage Month

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month, which celebrates “the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.” There are many ways to participate — see the calendar of events. The May/June Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The Pura Belpré Award at 25 offers...

Week in Review, June 7th-11th

  This week on June Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Matt Ringler about Strollercoaster; 6 picture books for Father's Day; 4 new books for tweens during Pride Month; 5 recent YA memoirs   From the May/June 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: The Pura Belpré Award...

Five questions for Matt Ringler

Strollercoaster (Little, Brown, 2–5 years) written by Matt Ringler, illustrated by Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay, takes viewers on a high-octane adventure throughout a vibrant city…all from the comfort of an over-tired little girl’s stroller at naptime. Good thinking, Dad! Father’s Day is June 20; find more book recommendations...

Books mentioned in the June 2021 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Matt Ringler Strollercoaster by Matt Ringler, illus. by Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay; Little, Brown. Doing things with Dad My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, illus. by Erika Meza; Kokila/Penguin. The Great Whipplethorp Bug Collection by Ben Brashares, illus. by Elizabeth Bergeland; Little, Brown. Night...

In their own words

Learning about people through their own words can bring teens closer to fascinating subjects — as in these memoirs for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Find more in the Guide/Reviews Database, subject: Autobiographies. Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace by Ger Duany with Garen...

LGBTQIA+ tweens and young teens

These recent middle-grade and middle-school novels star tweens and young teens exploring their LGBTQIA+ identities. Read them during Pride Month — and all year round. See also our recent Guide/Reviews Database Book Bundle: Pride. Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake Intermediate, Middle School    Little, Brown   ...

Doing things with Dad

Celebrate Father’s Day on June 20 by sharing the following recent picture books about fathers and children enjoying the natural world, building things together, and helping others. Find more book recommendations and links from the Horn Book here; and don’t miss our Five Questions interview with Matt Ringler about Strollercoaster....

Week in Review, May 31st-June 4th

  This week on   From the May/June 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: The Pura Belpré Award at 25: Lighting the Candle: A Wild Ride by Carmen Agra Deedy Notes from Our Backyard by Bobby and Lee Byrd Lighting the Candle: Thinking About the Verb by Joe Cepeda...

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