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Banned Books Week 2020

It’s Banned Books Week! From The American Library Association’s website: “Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and...
      

Publishers’ Previews

  Welcome to The Horn Book Magazine’s Publishers’ Previews, a special advertising supplement that appears in The Horn Book Magazine and allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. The Horn Book has been asking Five Questions of authors...
      

Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book was a quarterly supplement to our monthly e-newsletter Notes from the Horn Book. Nonfiction Notes provided recommendations of recently published nonfiction books, by topic, across grade levels, ability levels, and all areas of interest. All reviews are from The Horn Book Guide. The Common Core State Standards Initiative...
      

Banned Books Week 2018

It’s Banned Books Week! From The American Library Association’s website: “Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and...
      

Foreign Correspondence: The Little Bookroom

The Little Bookroom's logo, originally commissioned from Edward Ardizzone“When we heard that a young man was to open a specialist children’s bookshop…we were all amazed at his fortitude and foolhardiness. We very much feared the venture would not last long. Everyone was delighted…that it had not only lasted, but prospered.”Publisher...
      

Reviews of 2016 Mind the Gap Award winners

Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards. Our annual Mind the Gap Awards pay tribute to our favorite books that didn’t win. Here's how we reviewed our 2016 winners. The Bear Ate Your Sandwichby Julia Sarcone-Roach; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary   Knopf   40 pp.1/15   978-0-375-85860-4   $16.99   ge-book ed. 978-0-307-98242-1  ...
      

Nonfiction Reviews of 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Nonfiction Winner Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret 
History of the Vietnam Warby Steve SheinkinMiddle School, High School   Roaring Brook   361 pp.9/15   978-1-59643-952-8   $19.99   gWithout a wasted word or scene, and with the timing and prowess of a writer of thrillers, Sheinkin takes on a spectacularly complex story —...
      

Fiction Reviews of 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Fiction Winner The Lie Treeby Frances HardingeMiddle School, High School    Amulet/Abrams    378 pp.4/16    978-1-4197-1895-3    $17.95Everything in this audacious novel is on the cusp or in limbo, setting up delicious tensions and thematic riches. The time is nineteenth-century England just after Darwin’s theory of evolution has thrown the scientific world into...
      

Picture Book Reviews of 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Picture Book Winner Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photographby Roxane Orgill; 
illus. by Francis VallejoIntermediate    Candlewick    54 pp.3/16    978-0-7636-6954-6    $18.99    gOn August 12, 1958, fifty-plus jazz musicians, famous and emerging, gathered together in front of a brownstone in Harlem for a group photo shoot. The resulting photograph has...
      

Reviews of the 2016 Sibert Award winners

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Winner: Funny Bones: Posada and His Day 
of the Dead Calaverasby Duncan Tonatiuh; 
illus. by the authorPrimary, Intermediate Abrams 40 pp.8/15 978-1-4197-1647-8 $18.95Artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1915) didn’t invent calaveras, the iconic skeletons associated with Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration, but they attained their greatest popularity during the twenty-four...

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