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Happy World Read Aloud Day

...one of our favorite days of the year! To help you celebrate, here are some recommended books, Horn Book Fanfare 2019 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners 2020 ALA Youth Media Award winners Board Book Roundup: Treasure Hunting in the Public Library by Julie Roach (September/October 2018 Magazine) The 2020...
      

2019 in review

Happy New Year! We hope your year is full of great reads and good friends. As we kick off 2020, it's also a good time to take a stroll down memory lane at 2019. We had a very busy year, including our two newly revamped websites hbook.com and hornbookguide.com --...
      

Board Book Roundup: Board Books Build Brains

They rarely win awards. Few make it to the annual “best of” lists. They get stepped on, chewed, drooled on, and thrown. Their core audiences may not remember a word of them in a few scant years. Their pages are frequently viewed out of order. But board books are some...
      

Board Books for Holiday Travel

It's that time of year when families with children board planes, trains, and automobiles for holiday travel — and sometimes lugging their favorite full-size picture books can be a strain. That's when board book editions of those picture books come in handy. In Rachel G. Payne’s excellent board book round up in...
      

Week in Review, December 16th-20th

  This week on hbook.com... The 2019-2020 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award judges have been announced! More on submission info here.   From the Nov/Dec 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Happy Anniversary: When Sophie Gets Angry — Really, Really Angry... by Martha V. Parravano Board Book Roundup: Board Books Build Brains by...
      

Table of Contents: November/December 2019 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from The Shortest Day. Illustration © 2019 by Carson Ellis. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA. Features  "Why Do Comics Matter?" by Gene Luen Yang The 2019 Zena Sutherland Lecture.    "Uneasy Reading" by Laurel Snyder On keeping company with very sad books.    Columns  Editorial  "RIP Little Jackie...
      

Week in Review, September 24th - 28th

This week on hbook.com…From the September/October 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: "Board Book Roundup: Treasure Hunting in the Public Library" by Julie RoachJennifer A. Nielsen Talks with RogerReviews of the Week: Picture Book: A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes Fiction: Pride by Ibi Zoboi Nonfiction: The Unwanted: Stories...
      

All A-Board: Why the Hell Hasn't a Board Book Won the Caldecott!?

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Today on Calling Caldecott, a conversation between Elisa Gall and Jonathan Hunt about board books and the Caldecott Award. (If you missed it, last year they asked a similar question: Why the hell hasn't photography won the Caldecott?!?) —J.D.ELISA GALL: Thanks to Allison Kaplan's 2012 Children and Libraries article "From Board to...
      

Board Book Roundup: Treasure Hunting in the Public Library

The parents, caregivers, and babies who visit the main branch of my public library love board books. They eat them up — sometimes literally. We keep the books jumbled in a long wooden bin that sits low to the floor on a cozy rug. Pre-walkers use the bin’s edge to...
      

Horn Book Magazine — September/October 2018

Table of ContentsFeaturesChildren’s Literature Legacy Award Acceptance by Jacqueline WoodsonA profile of Jacqueline Woodson by Deborah Taylor"Devoted to Diversity" by Shoshana FlaxPublishers with a purpose.ColumnsEditorial"The Right to Read by Yourself" by Roger SuttonLaura Ingalls Wilder’s legacy and the radical act of trusting child readers.Board Book Roundup"Treasure Hunting in the Public...

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