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Groundbreaking women in STEM

Four new picture-book biographies introduce primary readers to female scientists and mathematicians who wouldn’t let anything stand in the way of their pursuit of knowledge. Also look for a review of Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement by Stephanie Roth Sisson in the upcoming September/October Horn Book Magazine. An early, vivid […]

Week in Review, July 30th – August 3rd

This week on hbook.com… Preview September/October 2018 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents and starred reviews Sarah Crossan Talks with Roger “The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer…” Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto; illus. by Olivier Tallec; trans. from the French by […]

Week in Review, July 23rd – 27th

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards: 2018 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA Reflections on Black Children’s Literature: A Historical Perspective by Jonda C. McNair Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh Fiction: Front Desk […]

Week in Review, July 16th – 20th

This week on hbook.com… Two archival Horn Book Magazine articles available online for the first time: “Confronting the Ovens: The Holocaust and Juvenile Fiction” by Eric A. Kimmel (from the February 1977 issue) — which was cited in Ruth Franklin’s recent New Yorker article “How Should Children’s Books Deal with the Holocaust?” “Mocking Moscow” by […]

Week in Review, July 9th-13th

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2018 The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards: 2017 in Review: The Year in Words by Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman 2017 in Review: The Year in Pictures by Julie Danielson and Travis Jonker An Interview with Denene Millner by Kim Parker and Elissa Gershowitz Jason […]

Deep blue sea

With activities such as beach trips, aquarium visits, and whale-watching on the agenda, summer is a great time for kids to learn more about our oceans, marine flora and fauna, and deep-water exploration. Here’s a handful of new nonfiction picture-book titles to get primary and early-intermediate readers’ feet wet. Die-cuts serve both useful and playful […]

Week in Review, July 2nd-6th

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2018 The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards: Table of Contents Roger Sutton’s editorial “Some Best Books, and a Best Man“ 2018 CSK–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Eloise Greenfield Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Niblet & Ralph by Zachariah OHora Fiction: All Summer Long by Hope Larson […]

Week in Review, June 25th-29th

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards: 2018 Newbery Medal Acceptance by Erin Entrada Kelly “Hello, Erin Entrada Kelly”: Profile by Virginia Duncan 2018 Caldecott Medal Acceptance by Matthew Cordell Profile of Matthew Cordell by Julie Halpern 2018 CSK Author Award Acceptance by Renée […]

Week in Review, June 18th-22nd

This week on hbook.com… One year ago we said goodbye to contributor and Friend of the Horn Book Robin Smith, whom Editor in Chief Roger Sutton rightly called “one of the best things to ever happen to The Horn Book.” Read some of her insightful, impassioned writing about children’s books, then read “Dear Robin,” “WWRD?,” […]

2018 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal winners announced!

The 2018 winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals — the UK’s Newbery and Caldecott equivalents — were announced today. The awards are presented annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Geraldine McCaughrean was awarded the Carnegie Medal, which recognizes “the writer of an outstanding book for children,” for her […]