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[See also our Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book archives]   2021 January 2021 Five questions for Megan Whalen Turner YA world building Primary animal fantasy chapter books Intermediate STEM From the Editor February 2021 Five questions for Frank Morrison Black history, American history Middle-grade sci-fi/fantasy for Black History Month...
      

Week in Review, March 12th-16th

This week on hbook.com…March 2018 issue of Notes from the Horn Book: #5Q for Winifred Conkling on Votes for Women, inspiring nonfiction about the childhoods of female trailblazers, preschool books about interspecies friendships, wacky intermediate fantasy novels, and YA starring girls who save themselvesReviews of the Week: Picture Book: Vincent Comes...
      

Five questions for Winifred Conkling

In Votes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot (Algonquin, 12 years and up), Winifred Conkling explores the history of the U.S. suffrage movement, beginning with the Women’s Rights Convention in 1848 and culminating with ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment over seventy years later. She focuses on...
      

Who run the world?

March is Women’s History Month. These inspiring nonfiction books for primary and intermediate readers relate how determined girls pursued their dreams — and their faith in a better future — to become trailblazers in the arts, sports, STEM, and social justice. For more recommended reading about extraordinary women, click on...
      

From the Editor - March 2018

March is Women’s History Month, and this issue of Notes includes almost all new books by female authors and illustrators. The Horn Book is also pleased to be participating in the #KidLitWomen initiative on social media and amplifying the group’s mission: “calling attention to the gender inequities of the children’s...
      

“Disturbed girls” save themselves (and one another)

The protagonists of these feminist YA novels do not let their “imperfections” stand in the way of taking action as they work to save themselves and, oftentimes, other young women.Lita Judge’s verse novel Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein provides insight into the complex author of...
      

Wacky "weading"

In these middle-grade fantasy novels, anything is possible — and most of everything is silly.In Lissa Evans’s laugh-out-loud-funny Wed Wabbit, ten-year-old Fidge is sucked into Wimbley Land: the embodiment of her injured little sister Minnie’s imaginative life, based on Minnie’s (dreadful) favorite children’s book and peopled with stuffed toys. Sensible,...
      

Cuteness overload

Aww! Who doesn’t love a hilarious or heartwarming story of human-animal (or interspecies) friendship? These new books for preschoolers starring unalike best buds fit the bill.A classic friendship story plays out in Amy Hest’s Buster and the Baby as a crawling baby and the family dog play a game of...
      

Books mentioned in the March 2018 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Winifred ConklingVotes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling, Algonquin, 12 years and up.Who run the world?Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity by Sarah Suzuki, illus. by Ellen Weinstein, MoMA, 5–8 years.Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette...

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