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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...
      

Week in Review, May 12th-May 16th

This week on hbook.com…2014 Summer Reading"I see you’re still reading": Roger on NPR!From the May/June 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: "From The Guide: Spy Novels" "An Interview with Elizabeth Wein" by Deirdre BakerMay's Notes from the Horn Book: Five questions for Sophie Blackall, siblings in picture books, chapter-book...
      

Notes from the Horn Book, Birds and the Bees edition

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall… Read our 5Q interview with Sophie Blackall in the May 2014 issue of Notes. In this month's issue you'll also find• more picture books featuring sibling relationships• funny chapter book series entries• nonfiction apps• YA about family,...
      

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

Five questions for Sophie BlackallIvy + Bean series written by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, 6–9 years.The Mighty LaLouche written by Matthew Olshan, illus. by Sophie Blackall, Schwartz & Wade/Random, 5–7 years.Pecan Pie Baby written by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Sophie Blackall, Putnam, 3–6 years.Missed Connections: Love, Lost &...
      

Five questions for Sophie Blackall

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photo: Barbara SullivanSophie Blackall's many children's book illustration credits include Annie Barrows's Ivy + Bean chapter books (Chronicle, 6–9 years), Matthew Olshan's The Mighty LaLouche (Schwartz & Wade/Random, 5–7 years), and the 2011 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Honor–winning Pecan Pie Baby written by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam, 3–6 years; watch...
      

Funny business

Cockamamie mysteries, confectionary disasters, well-meaning primates, and oddball friendships. All of the above abound in the following fantastically funny chapter book series entries.Elise Broach's new early chapter book series Masterpiece Adventures extends the antics of Marvin (a beetle) and James (a boy) from Broach's middle grade book Masterpiece (Holt/Ottaviano, 8–11...
      

Sassy siblings

There's nothing like a sibling when it comes to trouble-making, attention-seeking, and one-upping. Also: support, companionship, and giggle-sharing. These four new picture books feature brothers and sisters doing what siblings do best.The star of Kelly DiPucchio's Gaston looms over his poodle sisters Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, and Ooh-La-La. At the park, they...
      

From the Editor -- May 2014

This week marks the debut of our new publication The Horn Book Herald, which will arrive in your inbox no more than four times a year. The first issue is devoted to our choices for the best summer reading and includes a link to a handy PDF you can take...
      

Bummer summer

Who says summer reads have to be all beaches and rainbows? Four emotionally resonant YA novels explore love and grief, families and friendships.Cadence Sinclair Eastman, eldest grandchild of a wealthy but dysfunctional clan, tells readers about an accident that happened during her fifteenth summer on her family's private island, leaving...
      

Digital fun and learning

Nonfiction apps and e-books can be excellent tools to supplement classroom learning or independent research. These four interactive offerings — three science, one poetry — engage young users as they educate.Cute kid Sloan Graham, the bear-suit-clad main character of I Love Mountains, has a passionate interest in the titular landforms....

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