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Five questions for Diana Murray and Zachariah OHora

In the adorable rhyming picture book Goodnight, Veggies (Houghton, 3–6 years), author Diana Murray’s tongue-in-cheek verse takes readers on a very special tour of an apartment rooftop garden as various vegetables get ready for bed. Zachariah OHora’s illustrations show friendly-faced veggies and a spiffily dressed worm, à la Richard Scarry...
      

Embracing Spring

Thankfully going outside for walks, runs, or bike rides — at a safe distance from one another — is still allowed in these strange pandemic times. On my daily walks the past few weeks, I've been appreciating (and garnering hope from) the fact that signs of springtime are popping up...
      

Whatcha up to this weekend?

Whether you and your loved ones are observing Passover, celebrating Easter, or just spending a (hopefully sunny, but probably not; sigh) spring weekend together, enjoy!We think every occasion is made better with books, so here are some booklists recommending titles to take along, whatever the festivities. And if you, like...
      

Peep show...or how, nevertheless, the Little Red Hen persisted

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Spring has sprung around Boston! Daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and our library is hosting a “Peep Literary Diorama Exhibition.” This year, my family got in on the fun with our own entry.I’m using family and our loosely.I thought my kids would be excited about the idea of making...
      

Week in Review, April 8th - 12th

This week on hbook.com…April 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Christian Robinson, picture books that "spring into nature," poetry collections, grief in middle-grade and middle-school novelsApril 2019: Spring News issue of The Horn Book Herald: 5Q for Raúl the Third, National Library Week, National Poetry Month,...
      

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Signs of Springtime

March/April Horn Book Magazine Spring into Nature, Earth Day (April 22), and Conservation April Fools' Day KidLitCon 2019 More Signs of Springtime: themed booklists about bikes (and 5Qs with a librarian on one!), bunnies, birdies, and baseballFrom the April 2019: Spring News issue of The Horn Book Herald....
      

April 2019 Horn Book Herald: Spring News

Spring is here, and with it comes this Spring News edition of our Horn Book Herald e-newsletter, a bimonthly supplement to Notes from the Horn Book. Five Questions for Raúl the Third National Library Week National Poetry Month Signs of SpringtimeFrom the April 2019: Spring News issue of The Horn...
      

A brand-new sign of springtime

A new entry to our "signs of springtime" checklist: scooters!I spotted this lime-green Lime electric scooter on the Fenway while leaving the office earlier this week. My fiancé and I visited Spain last fall, and these "micro mobility" rentals — think ZipCar with scooters — were all over Madrid. They...
      

Spring Break (?!) 2018

Emack & Bolio's ice cream: "Closed due to bad weather" on Marathon Monday. This never happens.Though it doesn't feel much like spring here in Massachusetts (brr!), this is April School Vacation Week. Monday was Patriots' Day, a state holiday commemorating the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord; it was also...
      

Week in Review, April 9th-13th

This week on hbook.com…April Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Tomi Adeyemi, bad blood, preschoolers' life lessons, the power of poetry, listening to friends and familyApril Horn Book Herald: Spring News: 5Q for Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle, National Poetry Month 2018, Earth Day 2018, making a difference,...

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