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Happy birthday, Harry!

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Happy birthday to one of kidlit's most beloved and backlashed big-name characters, Harry Potter! (He'd be thirty-nine this year. Holy hippogriff.) The Horn Book has had a lot to say — good, bad, and damn, these books are long — about The Boy Who Lived over the years. Here's a...
      

2016 in review

Happy New Year! We hope your year is full of great reads and good friends.Before we ring in 2017, though, let’s take a look back at 2016 — we had a very busy year!BGHB 2016 coverageFanfare 2016ALA 2016 coverageRemembering children's lit Great Ladies Lois Duncan, Anna Dewdney, and Natalie Babbitt;...
      

Week in Review, August 1st-5th

This week on hbook.com…It's Fan Week at The Horn Book! We've been celebrating our favorite authors and fandoms, fan culture and creations, and author/fan engagement all week. Click here to see lots (and we mean LOTS) of love for Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Neil Gaiman, Susan Cooper, Rainbow Rowell,...
      

Fan Week 2016 wrap-up superpost

a fandom bookshelfAll week long we've been celebrating fandom — our fandoms, fan-created works, and author engagement with fans. Here's a cheat sheet to all of our Fan Week content. We've highlighted a few must-reads for each category; click on the author/fandom name for more.IntroductionLet your fan flag fly!On fan...
      

British (and Aussie and Kiwi!) invasion

Our fandom knows no borders! Some of our best-loved fantasy authors come to us from across the pond (or, in Garth Nix's and Margaret Mahy's cases, across the equator). We've highlighted a few essential articles by/about each author, as well some adoring blog posts; click on an author's name to...
      

MockingJo

[In anticipation of The CW’s forthcoming "gritty" adaptation of Little Women]My name is Jo March. My home is Concord, Massachusetts. I live with my mother and three sisters while my father fights in the war.No, even that’s wrong.My name is Jo March. My home is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My half-sisters and...
      

I Never Met a Fiction I Didn’t Like: Characters Creeping into Reality, from the March Sisters to Simon Snow

When @Call_Me_Gil started flirting with @AnneWith_An_E on Twitter, their followers took to calling them “Shirbert.”Yes, that’s two contemporary (fictional) young adults named Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe, no realer than the L. M. Montgomery characters who first appeared widely in 1908. In this modern-day webseries re-imagining, Anne (as played by...
      

Let your fan flag fly!

This weekend, fans all over the world got to have an experience we thought we’d never have again: the anticipation of a new Harry Potter book. The release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, the script of the new London play of the same name,...
      

Was Jo March a Ravenclaw? Authors, Fans, and Who Makes the Rules

Little Women illustration by Barbara Cooney (1955). Scarf composite by Charlotte Reber and Lolly Robinson.What are Harry Potter’s kids up to? Should Jo have married Professor Bhaer? Could Bella Swan have depended less on Edward? For many readers, part of being a fan is the desire to know more than...
      

Reviews of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy

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The Hunger Games [Hunger Games]by Suzanne CollinsMiddle School, High School     Scholastic      374 pp.10/08     978-0-439-02348-1      $17.99Survivor meets “The Lottery” as the author of the popular Underland Chronicles returns with what promises to be an even better series. The United States is no more, and the new Capitol, high in the...

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