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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, July 6th-10th

This week on hbook.com…From the July/August 2015 Special Awards issue of The Horn Book Magazine: "Caldecott and Newbery 2015" by Thom Barthelmess "Coretta Scott King Awards 2015" by Deborah Taylor "#WeGotDiverseAwardBooks: Reflections on Awards and Allies" by Megan Dowd LambertJuly 2015 Notes from the Horn Book issue: 5Q for Antoinette...
      

Five questions for Antoinette Portis

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Antoinette Portis won a Geisel Honor in 2007 for her picture book Not a Box (Harper, 3–6 years), a celebration of child's imaginative vision over the skepticism that tends to creep in later in life. Her latest picture book Wait (Roaring Brook/Porter, 3–6 years) likewise encourages children — and their...
      

Books mentioned in the July 2015 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Antoinette PortisNot a Box by Antoinette Portis, Harper, 3–6 years.Wait by Antoinette Portis, Roaring Brook/Porter, 3–6 years.Summertime...Tea Rex by Molly Idle, Viking, 3–6 years.Camp Rex by Molly Idle, Viking, 3–6 years.Sea Rex by Molly Idle, Viking, 3–6 years.Fun in the Sun by David Catrow, Holiday, 3–6 years.See You...
      

Boys will be boys (what could go wrong?)

Boys have adventures both big and small — and realistic and poignant and meta and supernatural! — in these books for intermediate and early middle-school readers.In Boy's Best Friend by Kate Banks and Rupert Sheldrake, two sixth-grade dog owners living on Cape Cod devise an experiment based on scientist Sheldrake's...
      

Summertime...

...and the livin' is easy. There's no better time to dive into picture books, especially books about summer adventures. Grab a towel (and some sunscreen), pack a lunch, and soak up three new stories about memorable trips to the beach and one book about everyone's favorite hot-weather treat.A companion to...
      

Apps for learning and fun

In these apps for preschool and primary users, interactivity adds an extra-engaging aspect to learning new concepts.The cute monsters from Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader, and Endless Numbers are back to teach basic Spanish vocabulary in Endless Spanish. A sight word beginning with each letter appears on the screen and is...
      

Mysterious ways

Full of thrills, chills, secrets, and lies, these new high-stakes mysteries for middle- and high-school readers will get hearts racing.Teen detective Scarlett is wary when nine-year-old Gemma appears at her office and tells her that she thinks her brother murdered someone. Scarlett accepts the case, and she's soon launched into...
      

From the Editor - July 2015

I'm just back from ALA in San Francisco (conveniently also home to my two adorable grandchildren), where the term I kept hearing throughout the exhibit halls was narrative nonfiction (last year it was bullying). As is so often true of these trends, the term meant different things to different people,...

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