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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 11th-15th

This week on hbook.com…Horn Book Herald: 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Edition: Five questions for 2018 BGHB Nonfiction Award winners Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña plus reviews of the winning titles; extras on the honored books and their creators; BGHB history; and some award-related sillinessJune 2018 Notes from the Horn...
      

From the Editor - June 2018

Elissa, Martha, and I are all headed south later this month to ALA in New Orleans and I do hope you will say hello. The Horn Book can be found at booth 1425 in the exhibit hall, and we'll be giving away posters of Caldecott-winner Matthew Cordell's cover for the...
      

Five questions for Jessica Love

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In Jessica Love's picture book Julián Is a Mermaid (Candlewick, 4–7 years), the little-boy protagonist daydreams about becoming a mermaid. Left to his own devices, he fashions a mermaid costume from household items and applies a coat of lipstick…but what will Abuela think?1. This is the best type of "message...
      

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

Five questions for Jessica LoveJulián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, Candlewick, 4–7 years.Summer lessonsNo Swimming for Nelly by Valeri Gorbachev, Holiday House, 2–5 years.Saturday Is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum, Candlewick, 4–7 years.Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh, Scholastic/Levine, 4–7 years.The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier, illus. by...
      

Summer lessons

The following new summery picture books for preschoolers and up touch on themes of overcoming fears, making new friends, defining home, and persevering, all in light-and-breezy summertime-friendly ways. For more recommended summertime reads, check out our Summer Reading list. See also our new Five Questions interviews with Julián Is a...
      

Summer listening

These recent speculative fiction favorites are now available as audiobooks — just in time for summer, when teens may be seeking escapist vacation listening or entertainment on that epic road trip with friends.In Kristin Cashore's Jane, Unlimited, recently bereaved Jane is unexpectedly invited to spend the weekend at a mysterious...
      

Summer adventures

These four entertaining, summertime-set novels (including one graphic novel) will have readers channeling their inner sleuths to find buried treasure, getting an insider's look at an (un)orthodox summer camp, revisiting a beloved family one last time, and gaining a deeper appreciation for the little things that can make a family...
      

Summer science

These new books for primary readers present scientifically accurate information about the birds and the bees (and the snails, and the…hippos?) with engaging formats and plenty of humor.In the factual and funny A Round of Robins, sixteen brief, easy-to-read poems follow a pair of robin parents as they raise their...

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