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[See also our Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book archives]   2020 January 2020 Five questions for Kacen Callender Sense of place Intergenerational warmth and wisdom Fascinating figures from twentieth-century history From the Editor February 2020 Five questions for A.S. King about Dig. ALA Awards 2020: Horn Book reviews of...
      

Horn Book Week in Review, February 10th–14th

This week on hbook.com…We've got a new blog! Check out Lolly's Classroom, all about using children's trade books in the library. Lolly introduces the blog here; look for posts from Lolly and her fellow educator bloggers three times a week.Happy Valentine’s Day! What would characters of children’s and YA lit...
      

February's Notes on the way!

Subscribers to our monthly newsletter Notes from the Horn Book should be receiving the February issue in their inboxes annnnnny minute. This time around we've got five questions for esteemed poet Marilyn Nelson, and much more:• Black History Month reading for middle-graders• picture books about independence for preschoolers• facts and...
      

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Notes from the Horn Book, our monthly newsletter for parents and teachers, will come out this afternoon. If you don't subscribe, you can access the content here -- but the newsletter itself is much prettier! It comes out the second Wednesday of every month and you can sign up here.We...
      

From the Editor – February 2014

As we celebrate Black History Month, it's wise to remember Dick Gregory's quip: "Wouldn't you know that when they got around to giving us a month, it would be the month of February, with all them days missing?" While a Month, or a Week, or a Day can serve to...
      

Books mentioned in the February 2014 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Marilyn NelsonCarver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson, Front, 13–16 years.A Wreath for Emmett Till written by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Philippe Lardy, Houghton, 13–16 years.Freedom Business: Including a Narrative of the Life & Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa written by Marilyn Nelson, illus....
      

YA love stories for Valentine's Day

Looking to get swept away or to think about love's deeper meaning? Lighthearted or serious, set in the U.S. or Iran, these four books will leave older YAs breathless for love. For more recommendations, see "What Makes a Good YA Love Story?" from the May/June 2013 Horn Book Magazine.When high...
      

Fascinating animal facts

Learning about animals from an early age helps children understand their own relationship with the larger world. The following four books present fascinating facts and figures about extinct, endangered, and/or just extremely interesting animals.Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore's 2014 Sibert Award–winning Parrots over Puerto Rico is a gorgeously illustrated...
      

Books for Black History Month

For Black History Month, we've put together a list of both recommended nonfiction books about important people and events and engaging fiction titles starring African American protagonists. Here's a sampling of those new books to enjoy and share.In his autobiographical graphic novel March: Book One (cowritten by Andrew Aydin), Congressman...
      

I can do it myself!

Preschool is all about gaining independence, and preschoolers aren't afraid to let you know it. The protagonists of these new picture books test boundaries, learn big-kid tasks, and even begin to help others — all familiar experiences for preschoolers acquiring agency.The ten little rabbit siblings from Anita Lobel's 10 Hungry...

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