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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...
      

Halloween 2015: tricks and treats for all ages

#AuthorAskYourself: IF THIS WAS THE EFFECT YOU INTENDED. -Roger Sutton"When witches clean their closets out / and find their riding brooms..." You know it's Halloween!Here are some recommended new books from The Horn Book that are sure to please trick-or-treaters of all ages.Tiny pumpkins: Board book roundup fall 2015: Halloween...
      

Week in Review, October 12th-16th

This week on hbook.com…Jodi Lynn Anderson Talks with RogerOctober's Notes from the Horn BoooOOOoook: 5Q for Duncan Tonatiuh, plus recommended Halloween reading for all agesBoston Book Fest and other October Boston-area eventsReviews of the Week: Picture Book: When Sophie’s Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt by Molly Bang Fiction: The Rest of...
      

October's Notes from the Horn BoooOOOOoook

The October issue of Notes from the Horn Book is here! This month (just in time for El Día de los Muertos!) we've got 5Q for Duncan Tonatiuh on Funny Bones, plus (just in time for Halloween): picture book tricks and treats books on mixed-up magic for intermediate readers creepy...
      

Five questions for Duncan Tonatiuh

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Photo: Patty Flagger.Duncan Tonatiuh's distinctive, instantly recognizable style, heavily influenced by Mixtec codices, perfectly complements his choice of subject matter and his own Latino heritage. His new book Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (Abrams, 6–9 years), which arrives just in time for El Día de los...
      

From the Editor — October 2015

I want to thank the Horn Book, Simmons College, and Boston Globe staff who worked so hard to make this year’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: "Transformations" a big success. You can see a photo album of the events on our website, and look forward...
      

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

Five questions for Duncan TonatiuhFunny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams, 6–9 years.Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams, 6–9 years.Tricks and treatsI Used to Be Afraid by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Roaring Brook/Porter,...
      

REALLY scary middle grade

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Horrifying Hymenoptera, frightening faeries, malicious magick, and creepy corpses come out to play in these chilling middle-grade novels.Steve's baby brother comes back from the hospital sick ("there was something wrong with his heart and his eyes and his brain") and needing lots of care, so his parents don't pay much...
      

Pick your poison

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A chilling short story collection, two suspenseful novels, and one book that's a bit of both: there's something here for every young adult horror fan.Each of the fourteen short tales of horror in Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, selected by April Genevieve Tucholke, is inspired by at least one other...
      

Not-scary magic

Not everyone wants the pants scared off of them on Halloween. Some people like their witches sweet and their HobGrackles cuddly.Sadie's Story, the first in the Backyard Witch series by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge, introduces readers to nine-year-old Sadie, her cat — and the small witch who takes up...

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