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Fantastic(al) heroines of color

These new entries in YA speculative fiction series starring kickass young women of color explore perspectives on cultural and ethnic identity — while providing glimpses of (often frightening) potential futures and alternate realities grounded in our present. Ambelin Kwaymullina concludes The Tribe, her fantasy trilogy of what she terms “Indigenous futurism,” with The Foretelling of […]

Geology nonfiction that rocks

These rockin’ nonfiction titles use a variety of formats and approaches to offer intermediate readers engaging lessons in earth science. Author Charlotte Guillain and illustrator Yuval Zommer’s The Street Beneath My Feet provides a journey to the center of the Earth via a clever vertical accordion-fold book design. Turn the sturdy pages from bottom to […]

January Notes from the Horn Book newsletter is here!

In this month’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book, we talk with Julie Danielson, newest Calling Caldecott team member (and long-time author of the awesome Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog!) about her favorite 2018 contenders, dashed Caldecott dreams, and picture-book publishing lore. picture books about persistence new easy readers and early-reader comics rockin’ […]

Week in Review, January 1st-5th

This week on hbook.com… Happy new year! We were so glad to hear of Jacqueline Woodson’s appointment as the 6th annual National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! Congratulations to Ms. Woodson! Preview the January/February 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine with the Table of Contents and editorial “The First Rule of BGHB” Reviews of […]

From the Horn Book family to yours…

…happiest of holiday seasons! We had a lovely time on our holiday outing yesterday. (Thanks, cruise director Cindy!) Our day started at the 22nd annual “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature” exhibit at the Concord Museum. From the museum’s website: A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation […]

Week in Review, December 11th-15th

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: BGHB at 50: “Revisiting Anthony Burns” by Rudine Sims Bishop December 2017 Horn Book Herald: Picture Books Edition featuring Five questions for Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: King of the Sky by Nicola Davies; illus. […]

Five questions for Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale

Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale have been friends and creative collaborators since their days working together at a children’s bookstore — where I was lucky to work with them. I’ve always admired their individual projects, and it was a pleasure to chat with them about their collaboration (and one of my favorite picture books […]

Week in Review, December 4th-8th

This week on hbook.com… January/February 2018 Horn Book Magazine preview and starred reviews Horn Book Fanfare 2017: The Horn Book’s list of the best books of the year for children and teens — now with glowing annotations! From the November/December 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “An Interview with Kishonna L. Gray” by Elissa […]

Week in Review, November 27th-December 1st

This week on hbook.com… Horn Book Fanfare 2017: The Horn Book’s list of the best books of the year for children and teens From the November/December 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Holiday High Notes” Field Notes: “Lucha Libros: Bilingual Battle of the Books” by AnnMarie Hurtado From The Guide: “Chapter Book Mirrors” Kate […]

December Boston-area book events

It’s December (what? already?!), which means that our bookish city’s typical flurry of book-related events is accompanied by a plethora of holiday-oriented book-related happenings. (Give books! Buy indie!) Here’s a sampling; check our calendar for details and even more events. Email cbb@hbook.com to submit your event for listing. On Saturday, December 2nd, at 10:00 a.m., […]