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Books about moms and chairs

Minh Lê's wonderful "Blowing the Horn" piece in our May/June Special Issue: Our Centennial reminded me of this mid–virtual school assignment that made me smile then (which was much needed) and makes me smile now: See also Vera B. Williams's 1983 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award poster: And here's Bertha's chair...

Butterfly in the Sky Screening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

On June 2, as part of their Panorama series, the (newly renovated — door's in the back!) Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, hosted a screening and discussion of Butterfly in the Sky, the recent documentary about (everyone's favorite) Reading Rainbow: "Take a look / it's in a book..." The movie presented extensive interviews with the show's...

Bookshop for Boys and Girls stamp

Look what came out of the box! Two books by Louisa May Alcott: With stamped endpapers from the Bookshop for Boys and Girls!  Thanks to a librarian friend (who chose to remain anonymous ;) for sending them along! Find lots more about our history and Horn Book Centennial celebration throughout 2024. ...

Salley Mavor's cover art

Martha, Cathie, and I went to Kitty's house, and just LOOK what came "out of the box": It's the original art by Salley Mavor from her January/February 2012 Horn Book Magazine cover! This  cover was overwhelmingly crowned winner of Horn Book Cover Madness: January/February, and its very generous owner -- a Friend of the Horn Book who...

From the Editor - May 2024

I’m not one to pick favorites, but May (Mother’s Day! my birthday!) may be my favorite month. As may be the new May/June Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Our Centennial, with foldout cover by April Harrison from Go Forth and Tell, written by Breanna J. McDaniel. The Horn Book’s May/June...

Review of Tree. Table. Book.

Tree. Table. Book. by Lois LowryIntermediate    Clarion/HarperCollins    208 pp.4/24    9780063299504    $18.99e-book ed.  9780063299528    $9.99At the start of the story, eleven-year-old Sophia Henry Winslow presents three words to remember. “Listen carefully. This will be important…I’ll explain later.” Sophia is a keen observer, and readers benefit from her straightforward descriptions of her...
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Review of The Fish of Small Wishes

The Fish of Small Wishes by Elana K. Arnold; illus. by Magdalena MoraPrimary    Roaring Brook    40 pp.1/24    9781250765321    $18.99e-book ed.  9781250366689    $11.99Kiki Karpovich feels too shy to join in playing with the other kids on her vibrant, racially diverse city street. One day she looks down at the sidewalk and...

Three Editors in Chief: A Conversation

Earlier this year, the Horn Book's eighth (and current) editor in chief, Elissa Gershowitz, spoke with longtime editors in chief numbers six and seven: Anita Silvey (from 1985–1995) and Roger Sutton (from 1996–2021). Currently an adjunct professor at Simmons University, Silvey is an author (Everything I Need to Know I...

Mother's Day 2024

Not breaking news, but motherhood is hard (fatherhood, too; check back next month). Of course it's also all the good stuff — rewarding, gratifying, exhilarating, heartwarming — but easy it is not; and, to borrow from The Princess Bride, "anyone* who says differently is selling something." Mother's Day is this Sunday, May...
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