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[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...

Books mentioned in the September 2016 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Vera BrosgolAnya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol, Roaring Brook/First Second, 12–16 years.Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol, Roaring Brook, 5–8 years.Books behaving badlyThis Book Is Out of Control! by Richard Byrne, Holt, 4–7 years.We're in the Wrong Book! by Richard Byrne, Holt, 4–7 years.This Book Just Ate My...

Week in Review, August 8th-12th

This week on…August 2016 Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: five questions for Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Lewis on March, more YA nonfiction about historical crossroads, picture books about good dogs with bad habits, welcoming new easy readers and chapter books, and intermediate books starring plucky...

Coming soon: August Notes!

August’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter is arriving in inboxes this afternoon. This month, we're honored to speak with Rep. John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell about the conclusion to their searing graphic novel memoir trilogy March. In this issue you'll also find:• more YA nonfiction...

Five questions for John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

“To the past and future children of the movement,” reads the dedication of March: Book Three (Top Shelf, 14 years and up), the concluding volume in the graphic-novel memoir trilogy about the life of Congressman John Lewis, a sitting congressman since 1987 and hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Congressman...

Historical crossroads

Scratch the surface of history and you'll sometimes find the stories behind the stories of accepted record. The following works of nonfiction encourage teens to critically examine the narrative that is history.In Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West, Candace Fleming sets her sights on two connected...

Plots with pluck

Challenges from finding a new home to finding your (singing) voice to finding your "thing" are no match for the spirited main characters of these four middle-grade and middle-school novels.Eleven-year-old Kim, three siblings, and a goldfish live in a small green car in Esta Spalding's Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts....

Welcome, new readers!

Four welcome books — two easy readers and two beginning chapter books — invite new readers in using humor and tried-and-true formats and structures.The Thank You Book is (sob!) the final entry in Mo Willems's hugely popular series of easy readers featuring the free-spirited Piggie and her best friend, the...

In the doghouse

Barking. Digging. Breaking things. True, the pooch protagonists of these recent picture books may have some bad habits. But as it turns out, even not-so-great qualities can have upsides, and the pups are excellent at what really matters: being a kid's best friend. (And cleaning the floor, of course.)In Excellent...

Books mentioned in the August 2016 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate PowellMarch: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illus. by Nate Powell, Top Shelf, 14 years and up.Historical crossroadsPresenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West by Candace Fleming, Roaring Brook/Porter, 12–16 years.In the Shadow of Liberty: The...

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