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Week in Review, July 26th-30th

  This week on   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...

September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration from Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker; illus. by Ekua Holmes. The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine. Maybe… by Chris Haughton (Candlewick)  A House by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow) Bright Star by Yuyi Morales (Porter/Holiday) Hurricane by John Rocco (Little, Brown)  Oscar’s Tower of Flowers by Lauren Tobia (Candlewick) Dream Street by...

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...

Week in Review, July 19th-23rd

  This week on R.I.P. Floyd Cooper Crystal Marie Fleming Talks with Roger about Rise Up!: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy   From the July/August 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: ALA Awards: 2020 in Pictures and Words by the Horn Book editors 2021 Mind...

Barbara Bader (1927-2021)

We were saddened to learn from her daughter Emily that Barbara Bader died earlier this week. Barbara was a Horn Book stalwart and one of the "Great Ladies" of our publication. The September/October issue of the Magazine will include an appreciation (and see Kevin Henkes's own, from 2018); and you...

Week in Review, July 12th-16th

  This week on July Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Sarah Miller about Violet and Daisy; 5 arts-focused YA novels; 6 new books for middle-grade animal lovers; 6 imagination-centered picture books   From the July/August 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: ALA Awards: Profile of 2021...

Week in Review, July 5th-9th

  This week on   From the July/August 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: ALA Awards: 2021 CSK–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Dorothy L. Guthrie Profile of 2021 Newbery Medal winner Tae Keller by Chelsea Eberly Profile of 2021 Caldecott Medal winner Michaela Goade by Kirsten Hall   Family...

We're venturing out

For more than a year, we’ve stayed a safe distance from everybody else, worn facemasks, followed guidelines, and scanned the horizon for the specks of approaching vaccines.  When vaccines arrived, we older ones got in line; but our daughter, like so many daughters, impatient to see us inoculated (and also, perhaps, impatient to have loving and protected grandchild-caregivers again) jumped on the internet and found us appointments an hour...

Week in Review, June 28th-July 2nd

  This week on O Say Can You See by Henry Lyman   From the July/August 2021 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: ALA Awards: 2021 Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Michaela Goade 2021 Newbery Medal Acceptance by Tae Keller 2021 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance by Frank Morrison 2021 Children's Literature...
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