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2019 BGHB Nonfiction Award winners extras

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., announced the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 29th, 2019, at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog in New York City. You can watch the announcement video here and read the press release here. Read reviews of all of the 2019 Nonfiction winners here; […]

2019 BGHB Fiction & Poetry Award winners extras

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., announced the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 29th, 2019, at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog in New York City. You can watch the announcement video here and read the press release here. Read reviews of all of the 2019 Fiction & Poetry […]

2019 BGHB Picture Book Award winners extras

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., announced the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 29th, 2019, at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog in New York City. You can watch the announcement video here and read the press release here. Read reviews of all of the 2019 Picture Book winners […]

National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2019

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month, which celebrates “the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.” This past Monday, the City of Cambridge held a reception at City Hall; see the graphic above for additional events and celebrations around Massachusetts. Don’t miss the November/December 2017 Horn […]

Five questions for Mariko Tamaki

Charismatic, too-cool Laura Dean is many things — but a good girlfriend is not one of them. Mariko Tamaki (author of Skim and This One Summer, both illustrated by Jillian Tamaki) and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell’s relatable, warm, and witty graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (Roaring Brook/First Second, 14 years and up) follows […]

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

Five questions for Mariko Tamaki Skim 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 up. Middle […]

Susan P. Bloom (1938-2019)

The Horn Book office will be closed this afternoon as we attend the funeral of Susan P. Bloom, Director Emerita of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University. Susan was a great Friend of the Horn Book and a beloved mentor to many of us. She twice served on the Boston […]

Preview July/August 2019 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Special Issue: ALA Awards. Original cover art by 2019 Caldecott Medal winner Sophie Blackall. Pauletta Brown Bracy’s Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance speech. “The Year in Words and Pictures”: Horn Book editors Elissa Gershowitz and Martha V. Parravano discuss the children’s book landscape of 2018. Meg Medina’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech. Author R. J. […]

Presenting the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at SLJ‘s Day of Dialog, Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton announced the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you missed the Facebook Live stream (or if you just want to relive the excitement!), you can watch the archived video here: THE BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED […]

Reviews of 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Picture Book Winner The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke; illus. by Van Thanh Rudd Primary    Candlewick    40 pp. 9/18    978-1-5362-0031-7    $15.99 A child in an unnamed “village where we live inside our mud-for-walls home” describes the diversions of daily life: “whooping and shrieking and laughing” on the sand hill, exploring the desert, and playing […]