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Week in Review, November 19th – 30th

This week (and last week!) on hbook.com… Despite the Thanksgiving break (and a week without email!) we’ve been very busy! 2018 Fanfare: our choices for the best books of the year (complete list with annotations coming in the December issue of Notes and in the January/February 2019 magazine) January/February 2019 starred reviews #25DaysofHolidayBooks Reviews of […]

Week in Review, November 12th – 16th

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “The CCBC’s Diversity Statistics: Spotlight on LGBTQ+ Stories” by Madeline Tyner From The Guide: “We Need Middle-Grade LGBTQ+ Books” November’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: 5Q for Traci Sorell and Frané Lessac, picture books about nature’s cycles, intermediate historical fiction, […]

November’s Notes newsletter

This afternoon subscribers to Notes from the Horn Book are receiving the November issue. This month you’ll find an interview with We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga author Traci Sorell and illustrator Frané Lessac, plus picture books about nature’s cycles intermediate historical fiction dystopian YA fiction Missing out? Read the full issue online or subscribe to receive […]

Foreseeable futures

Speculative fiction can provide an effective vehicle for authors to comment on and critique the state of our own world. The following new YA novels examine timely social issues in new settings, whether far-flung galaxies or uncomfortably close-to-home dystopian societies. (And by the way, did you know The Hunger Games just celebrated its tenth publication […]

Week in Review, November 5th – 9th

This week on hbook.com… Erin Entrada Kelly Talks with Roger From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “‘Look Here. Not There.’ — The 2018 Zena Sutherland Lecture” by Rita Williams-Garcia “’Waiting in the Deep’”: A Character Development Workshop with Rita Williams-Garcia” by Andrea J. Loney Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: We […]

Week in Review, October 29th – November 2nd

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Editorial: “Into the Hundred Acre Wood” by Roger Sutton “Why Sensitivity Readers Matter: (And Why We Should Call Them Something Else)” by Jason Low Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Samurai Scarecrow: A Very Ninja Halloween by Rubin […]

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” exhibit at the MFA

The Horn Book staff recently visited Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts — just a short walk from our office — to view its new exhibit “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.” It’s packed with photos, correspondence, preliminary sketches, original art, and other artifacts contemporary to the stories’ creation by author A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. […]

Happy Halloween from The Horn BoooOOOoook!

Happy Halloween! How are we celebrating here at The Horn Book? With a matching mask-and-tie ensemble, a field trip to the (very seasonally appropriate) Fog x Flo installation, chocolate-chip pumpkin muffins, Red Sox pride, and spooky books, of course! Here’s a selection of new Halloween board books for the littlest monsters*, plus lots of treats […]

Review of Samurai Scarecrow: A Very Ninja Halloween

Samurai Scarecrow: A Very Ninja Halloween by Rubin Pingk; illus. by the author Primary    Simon    48 pp. 7/18    978-1-4814-3059-3    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-4814-3060-9    $10.99 In his second holiday-themed adventure (Samurai Santa, rev. 11/15), young ninja Yukio faces a familiar Halloween-night dilemma: how to handle a tagalong sibling. Doting little sis Kashi emulates all of Yukio’s […]

Week in Review, October 8th – 12th

This week on hbook.com… 2018 BGHB celebration roundup October 2018 Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Kate DiCamillo on Louisiana’s Way Home, middle-grade novels about finding — or making — home, primary illustrated poetry collections, middle-school and YA novels about girls, ghosts, and ghouls Editor in Chief Roger Sutton on the kidlitwomen* podcast: part […]