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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, June 12th-16th

This week on hbook.com…Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: Leonard S. Marcus on Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker2017 BGHB Awards edition of the Horn Book Herald: 5Q for Angie Thomas on The Hate U Give plus...
      

June Notes is on the way!

June's Notes from the Horn Book newsletter has 5Q for author Susan Juby on her newest novel, The Fashion Committee. In this issue you'll also find welcome new love-story additions to the canon of queer YA preschool books celebrating the warmth between children and their father figures summery science nonfiction...
      

Love stories with Pride

Two intense, nonlinear explorations of love and loss; one surprising, sweet romance; and one high-stakes, swoon-worthy romp. What these very different (in genre and tone) love stories have in common are nuanced portrayals of a spectrum of sexual identities and experiences, making them welcome new additions to the canon of...
      

From the Editor - June 2017

Kwame Alexander was kind enough to join me in announcing the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards in New York on May 31st. And I hope you will join us for the BGHB Awards ceremony and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium on October 6th and 7th in Boston. Our theme this...
      

Growin' up is hard to do, audiobook version

The preteen years are full of new experiences and challenges. These four audiobooks — three novels, and one book of advice — all involve aspects of growing up and exploring one's identity.For Archer Magill, main character of Richard Peck's 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book The Best Man, sixth grade...
      

The birds and the bees…and the arachnids and more!

Four entertaining nonfiction picture books provide young readers with solid scientific information about the birds and the bees — and other insects and arachnids, too! — in friendly, accessible formats.In Eileen Christelow's humorous, informative Robins!: How They Grow Up, two young robins reminisce about the events of their (very recent)...
      

Father's Day 2017

For Father's Day, here are some recent books for preschoolers that celebrate the warmth between children and their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures. (After reading these, revisit last year's Thunder Boy, Jr. by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales!)After finishing his swimming lessons and passing his test, the star of...
      

Five questions for Susan Juby

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In The Fashion Committee (Viking, 14 years and up), author Susan Juby takes readers back to Green Pastures Academy, a high school for the arts and setting of her 2015 book The Truth Commission (Viking, 14 years and up). We follow a totally new cast of characters who are competing...
      

Books mentioned in the June 2017 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Susan JubyThe Truth Commission by Susan Juby, Viking, 14 years and up.The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby, Viking, 14 years and up.Love stories with PrideHistory Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, Soho Teen, 14 years and up.Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser, Carolrhoda Lab, 14...

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