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Books mentioned in the June 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Mariko TamakiSkim by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki, Groundwood, 14 years and up.This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki, Roaring Brook/First Second, 10–13 years.Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Roaring Brook/First Second, 14 years and...

Books mentioned in the May 2019 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Life skillsAlexander, Kwame  The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called LifePhotographs by Thai NeaveGr. 4–6, middle school     172 pp.     Houghton     2017Trade ISBN 978-0-544-57097-9Ebook ISBN 978-1-328-69892-6Groban, Betsy, Editor  Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting InGr. 4–6, middle school     181 pp.     Delacorte     2018Trade...

Happy International Dance Day!

January/February 2000 Horn Book Magazine cover: dancer Bill T. Jones photographed by Susan Kuklin.Today is International Dance Day, a day to "to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language — dance."We hope...

Books mentioned in the April 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Christian RobinsonAnother by Christian Robinson, Atheneum, 3–7 years.Spring into natureThe Home Builders by Varsha Bajaj, Simona Mulazzani, Penguin/Paulsen, 3–5 years.Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman, Viking, 3–5 years.Olive & Pekoe: In Four Short Walks by Jacky Davis, illus. by Giselle Potter, Greenwillow, 4–8 years.Hey,...

Books mentioned in the March 2019 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Collective biographies for Women's History MonthBagieu, Pénélope  Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the WorldTranslated by Montana KaneMiddle school, high school     296 pp.     Roaring Brook/First Second     2018Trade ISBN 978-1-62672-868-4Paperback ISBN 978-1-62672-869-1Clinton, Chelsea  She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed HistoryIllustrated by Alexandra BoigerGr. K–3     32 pp.     Philomel     2018Trade ISBN...

Books mentioned in the March 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Laurie Halse AndersonSpeak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Farrar, 12–16 years.SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson, Viking, 14 years and up.Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Emily Carroll, Farrar, 12–16 years.Strong women making an impact 2019Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket...

Books for Black Future Month

This February, as in previous years, we've been commemorating Black History Month by highlighting articles, speeches, and reviews from The Horn Book archive that are by and/or about Black authors, illustrators, and luminaries in the field. New additions this year include “'To Be Great, Heroic or Beautiful': The Enduring Legacy...

Books mentioned in the February 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Claire HartfieldA Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield, Clarion, 12–16 years.Celebrating Black History 2019The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelson, Houghton/Versify, 8–14 years.We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, ed. by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, illus....

Books mentioned in the January 2019 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

General knowledge13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About EverythingGr. 4–6, middle school     176 pp.     DK     2017Trade ISBN 978-1-4654-6112-4DiPiazza, Francesca Davis  Fandom: Fic Writers, Vidders, Gamers, Artists, and CosplayersMiddle school, high school     120 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2018Trade ISBN 978-1-5124-5049-1Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-9887-5Esbaum, Jill  Little Kids First Big Book of HowGr. K–3    ...
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