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Arthur A. Levine Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Levine Querido   After twenty-three years as president and publisher at his eponymous imprint at Scholastic, Arthur A. Levine struck out on his own in 2019 to found Levine Querido,...
      

My Father's Final Lesson - The Zena Sutherland Lecture

The idea of giving a lecture is kind of funky for me. So I will do what I always do, which is just tell you a story. Anyone who knows me knows I love my mama. But when I was thinking about what I wanted to talk about today, I...
      

Nonfiction for (and about!) school

The following education-related titles for elementary-school-aged readers explore fascinating nonfiction topics and should help keep learners engaged. For slightly older readers, see also Dreyer’s English. Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua by Gloria Amescua; illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh Primary, Intermediate    Abrams    48 pp.    g 8/21   ...
      

Eloise Greenfield (1929-2021)

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The inimitable and beloved poet, author, and memoirist Eloise Greenfield has passed away at the age of 92. Teaching for Change offers a beautiful remembrance. See also her 2018 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award speech; "Lift Every Voice: Words and Music" from the May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special...
      

Week in Review, July 26th-30th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the May/June 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: The Pura Belpré Award at 25: Publishers' Previews: Diverse Books Spotlight - Five Questions for... Chrystal D. Giles | Tahereh Mafi | Donna Barba Higuera   Read Roger: September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews...
      

Review of Hello, Earth!: Poems to Our Planet

Hello, Earth!: Poems to Our Planet by Joyce Sidman; illus. by Miren Asiain Lora Primary, Intermediate    Eerdmans    72 pp.    g 2/21    978-0-8028-5528-2    $18.99 Sidman’s collection of short poems considers a variety of earth science concepts. On gorgeously illustrated pages that portray the planet in terms of space and time, weather...
      

National Parents' Day

The fourth Sunday of July is National Parents' Day. (Oh, shush up -- it is too a real thing!) Established in 1994, this is a day for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in bringing up their children.” At Family Reading we extend that to include all caregivers, especially...
      

Reviews of 2021 Mind the Gap Award winners

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Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards. Our annual Mind the Gap Awards pay tribute to our favorite books that didn’t win. Here’s how we reviewed our 2021 winners.   The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey; illus. by the authors Preschool, Primary    Norton    40 pp. 1/20   ...
      

Crystal Marie Fleming Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   In Rise Up!: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy, sociology professor and author of the adult book How to Be Less Stupid About Race (Beacon) Crystal...
      

2020 in Pictures and Words

The last time we sat down to put virtual pen to communal paper for our annual “year in review” article (“A Year with Words and Pictures — but No ALA Annual,” July/August 2020 Horn Book), it was spring of 2020. We had been working from home for a few weeks,...

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