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Week in Review, February 22nd-26th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the January/February 2021 Horn Book Magazine: Publishers' Previews: Middle-Grade - Five Questions for... B. B. Alston | Gary Paulsen | David Levithan | Hena Khan   Read Roger: A Note from Me (Feb 26, 2021)   Family Reading: Somewhere over the... by Elissa...

Somewhere over the...

Last week I attended my first virtual book launch, hosted by BookHampton bookstore, for my friend Theresa Trinder's picture book There Is a Rainbow, illustrated by Grant Snider. Theresa described her inspiration for the story, written in the midst of COVID-19 lockdown but looking ahead to brighter days: "It's the idea that...

A Note from Me (Feb 26, 2021)

Dear friends: While you are awaiting — I hope you are awaiting — the March/April issue of the Horn Book, we here are busily entrenched in preparing May/June, our annual Special Issue, this time devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Pura Belpré Award, established by ALA and REFORMA in...

Purim 2021

The pandemic persisted: But so did we: Happy Purim! For more on the Purim story and the "persistent" Queen Esther see the Guide/Reviews Database subject search Holidays--Purim. Also read Heidi Rabinowitz and Sadaf Siddique's Horn Book Magazine article "We Need Diverse Jewish and Muslim Books:  A Conversation" and visit the...

Week in Review, February 15th-19th

  This week on hbook.com...   Family Reading: Happens to the best of us by Elissa Gershowitz   Out of the Box: Black History Month 2021   Reviews of the Week: Starred Picture Book: Time for Kenny by Brian Pinkney Starred Fiction: Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason...

Happens to the best of us

If even Marmee can lose her cool...And what are you reading (or watching) during School Vacation Week? Read more about Little Women, including "Jo March Is Me" by Mitali Perkins, "Saving Sisters: Little Women, The Hunger Games, and Frozen" by Jeannine Atkins, "Was Jo March a Ravenclaw? Authors, Fans, and Who Makes the Rules"...

Week in Review, February 8th-12th

  This week on hbook.com... February Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Frank Morrison about Above the Rim; Black history, American history; middle grade sci-fi/fantasy for Black History Month, and queer romance   From the January/February 2021 Horn Book Magazine: In Memoriam: Jill Paton Walsh (1937-2020) by Gregory...

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Year of the Ox! We wish all who are celebrating a new year full of joy and prosperity. Here is our Lunar New Year reading list with fiction and nonfiction books featuring the holiday for preschool, primary, and intermediate readers. All of the titles below were recommended by The...

Dancing at the Pity Party: Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour 2021

Welcome to our stop on the 2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour! Author Tyler Feder was kind enough to answer my questions about Dancing at the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir (Dial), this year’s Gold Medal winner in the Young Adult category. Feder’s look back at her...
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