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Books mentioned in the January 2018 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Animal-human relationships Castaldo, Nancy F.  Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel Middle school, high school     152 pp.     Houghton     2017 Trade ISBN 978-0-544-63335-3 Dutcher, Jim and Dutcher, Jamie  Living with Wolves!: True Stories of Adventures with Animals [National Geographic Kids Chapters series] Gr. K–3     111 pp.     National Geographic     2016 Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-2564-9 […]

Julius Lester (1939-2018)

We were terribly saddened to hear of the death yesterday of Julius Lester at age seventy-eight, author of such touchstone books as To Be a Slave (illustrated by Tom Feelings), a Newbery Honor winner; Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History; When the Beginning Began: Stories About God, the Creatures, and Us (illustrated by Emily Lisker); […]

2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards acceptance speeches roundup

All week we’ve been posting the moving and inspiring acceptance speeches from our 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards winners. We’ve collected all of the speeches below, along with reviews of the winning books and some extras (interviews! articles! previous speeches!) on the winners and their work. See the January/February 2018 issue of The Horn Book […]

Books for Martin Luther King Day 2018

Perhaps now more than ever, Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides an opportunity to reflect not only on the life of the great civil rights leader, but also on how far we’ve come — and how very far we still have to go. Below is an updated list of recommended books about Dr. King’s life […]

“Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa.”

“We adults [Ed. note: ahem, ahem] know, of course, that Africa is a continent, not a country. Also that it is diverse, full of real people and places that are varied and distinct.” —Monica Edinger’s 2014 Horn Book Magazine article “Books About Africa“ “The Caribbean is one of the most culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse […]

Books mentioned in the January 2018 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Julie Danielson of Calling Caldecott Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say, illus. by the author, Scholastic/Levine, 9–12 years. Windows by Julia Denos, illus. by E. B. Goodale, 4–8 years. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Gordon C. James, Agate/Bolden Books/  Millner, 5–7 years. The Little […]

Exploring Race, Mistakes and Friendship through Poetry

Join Horn Book Editor in Chief Roger Sutton for a lively conversation with the authors and illustrators of Can I Touch Your Hair, a collection of children’s poems that explores how our youth understand race in the 21st century.
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Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2018

  Table of Contents Features Horn Book Fanfare Our choices for the best books of 2017. Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards BGHB Awards Gallery 2017 Celebrating the year’s winners and honorees — in the BGHB Awards’ fiftieth anniversary year. Picture Book Nonfiction Fiction and Poetry BGHB at 50 “Amber and Essie and Vera and Me” by […]

December 2017 Horn Book Herald: Picture Books Edition

Welcome to our all-picture-books-all-the-time edition of The Horn Book Herald! In this issue you’ll find five questions for Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale (the team behind Windows, a 2017 Horn Book Fanfare selection); posts from our Calling Caldecott blog; lists of recommended holiday books; ideas for Family Reading; our thoughts about what makes a […]

December 2017 Picture Books Horn Book Herald: More recommended reading

• Fanfare: The Horn Book’s choices for the best books of 2017 • 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award winner and honor books • The New York Times Best Illustrated List • “Why the Hell Hasn’t Photography Won the Caldecott?!?” • Julie Danielson on running mock Caldecotts • “Calling CaldeNott”: Thom Barthelmess on extraordinary […]