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Week in Review, September 13th-17th

  This week on   Calling Caldecott: Bear Island by Dean Schneider Mel Fell by Brian Wilson The Rock from the Sky by Betsy Bird   Family Reading: Books for Yom Kippur   Reviews of the Week: Starred Picture Book: The Fox and the Forest Fire by Danny Popovici...

Week in Review, September 6th-10th

  This week on September Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Marcie Colleen and Aaron Becker about Survivor Tree; 5 picture books remembering tragedies; 6 wordless picture book wonders; 5 middle grade and middle school ghost stories and urban legends; 4 Latinx-centered sci-fi + fantasy YA for...

2021: The Year of the Tree?

We've spotted the birds and the bees, then bears, now trees? Yes, that's right, a new trend in picture books is putting down roots (and it's also been pretty prevalent in longer works, too; see Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly for just one such example from this...

Week in Review, August 30th-September 3rd

  This week on Alda P. Dobbs Talks with Roger about Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna   From the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Editorial: Barbara Bader 1927–2021 (September/October 2021) by Roger Sutton My Father's Final Lesson - The Zena Sutherland Lecture by Jason Reynolds  ...

Rosh Hashanah 2021

Rosh Hashanah begins Monday night! Wishing you a year when you feel welcome, accomplished, comforted, protected, and full of life. Shana tovah!...

Week in Review, August 23rd-27th

  This week on Larry Dane Brimner Talks with Roger about Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alvarez   Family Reading: ABC Your Way to Confidence   Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera; illus. by Juliana Perdomo...

Week in Review, August 16th-20th

  This week on August Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter ("super-sized" Back-to-School edition): 5Qs for Emily Jenkins about Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School; 5 school-set chapter books; 6 back-to-school picture books; 5 nonfiction picture books for (and about!) school; 6 graphic novels and memoirs at...

Week in Review, August 9th-13th

  This week on Jerry Spinelli Talks with Roger about Dead Wednesday   Out of the Box: HBTV: Back-to-School 2021 by Elissa Gershowitz   Reviews of the Week: Starred Picture Book: My Two Border Towns by David Bowles; illus. by Erika Meza Fiction: Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth...

HBTV: Back-to-School 2021

Welcome back to HBTV, our exciting new (occasional) children's book-related TV show! In this third episode, I sat down with Dr. Kim Parker, Director of the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University, to discuss summer reading, "mom camp," kids' reading and writing, and back to school. Be sure to sign...
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