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Week in Review, June 7th-11th

  This week on June Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Matt Ringler about Strollercoaster; 6 picture books for Father's Day; 4 new books for tweens during Pride Month; 5 recent YA memoirs   From the May/June 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: The Pura Belpré Award...

Five questions for Matt Ringler

Strollercoaster (Little, Brown, 2–5 years) written by Matt Ringler, illustrated by Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay, takes viewers on a high-octane adventure throughout a vibrant city…all from the comfort of an over-tired little girl’s stroller at naptime. Good thinking, Dad! Father’s Day is June 20; find more book recommendations...

Books mentioned in the June 2021 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Matt Ringler Strollercoaster by Matt Ringler, illus. by Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay; Little, Brown. Doing things with Dad My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, illus. by Erika Meza; Kokila/Penguin. The Great Whipplethorp Bug Collection by Ben Brashares, illus. by Elizabeth Bergeland; Little, Brown. Night...

From the Editor - June 2021

Mark the date, June 23rd, to come to and watch my announcement of the winners of the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. Our three judges (Shoshana Flax, Nicholl Denice Montgomery, and Luann Toth as chair) worked thoughtfully and prodigiously to bring us a stellar roster of winners this year,...

In their own words

Learning about people through their own words can bring teens closer to fascinating subjects — as in these memoirs for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Find more in the Guide/Reviews Database, subject: Autobiographies. Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace by Ger Duany with Garen...

LGBTQIA+ tweens and young teens

These recent middle-grade and middle-school novels star tweens and young teens exploring their LGBTQIA+ identities. Read them during Pride Month — and all year round. See also our recent Guide/Reviews Database Book Bundle: Pride. Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake Intermediate, Middle School    Little, Brown   ...

Doing things with Dad

Celebrate Father’s Day on June 20 by sharing the following recent picture books about fathers and children enjoying the natural world, building things together, and helping others. Find more book recommendations and links from the Horn Book here; and don’t miss our Five Questions interview with Matt Ringler about Strollercoaster....

Newsletter Archives

[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...

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