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Review of Five Bears

Five Bears by Catherine Rayner; illus. by the authorPreschool    Boxer Books    32 pp.4/24    9781915801791    $18.99A black bear is “quietly walking along, just being a bear.” When Bear encounters a fuzzy brown bear, he is immediately wary, though the Other Bear is perfectly pleasant: “Just saying hello.” Bear, less prickly now,...

Review of Umbrella

Umbrella by Elena Arevalo Melville; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Scallywag    32 pp.4/24    9781915252371    $18.99Young Clara, her blank expression joyless, has “no one to play with” at the park. She sees an umbrella on the ground, places it on a bench by a tree, and is startled to hear it...

Review of Next Stop

Next Stop by Debbie Fong; illus. by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    RH Graphic/Random    272 pp.3/24    9780593425206    $21.99Library ed.  9780593425213    $24.99Paper ed.  9780593425183    $13.99e-book ed.  9780593425190    $8.99Fong’s deeply moving graphic novel opens with an intriguing premise: Pia Xing, a reserved and lonely middle schooler, says goodbye to her father and embarks...

Review of Henry and the Something New

Henry and the Something New by Jenn Bailey; illus. by Mika SongPrimary    Chronicle    56 pp.3/24    9781797213903    $14.99In his second early-chapter-book outing (Henry, like Always, rev. 3/23), Henry—a sensitive child who presents as being on the autism spectrum—is ambivalent about a field trip to the natural history museum. “Henry was excited....

January/February Cover Madness Winner!

Congratulations to Salley Mavor's 2012 January/February cover! Salley's book Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes won the 2011 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Book, and as is tradition, the BGHB Picture Book Award winner creates an original piece of art for the January/February cover. Isn't it stunning? Read more about the...

Review of The Thingamajig

The Thingamajig by Rilla Alexander; illus. by the authorPreschool    Simon    48 pp.3/24    9781534493476    $18.99e-book ed.  9781534493483    $10.99There’s a lot happening in this clever picture book with an all-dialogue text that introduces the nonsense words used when we can’t remember the proper name for something. An adult elephant “can’t find the…I...

January/February Cover Madness, Round 2!

The votes are in for the first round of Cover Madness, and we move on to round 2! Pick your favorite from each group — let us know your choices in the comments! Come back next week to see which covers advance to the next round. Read the Cover Madness rules here....

Horn Book Cover Madness

Hello from the Calling Caldecott off-season, and welcome to our version of college basketball's March Madness — a celebration of Horn Book cover art and artists!  Calling Caldecott prides itself on being a place where lively discussion and celebration of children’s book illustration takes place. The Magazine has a spectacular array of cover art (see...

More BIG news

No, this isn't the Robin Smith Picture Book Prize announcement that we promised on Monday (that's coming on Friday). We wanted to follow up on our YMA announcement post to scream from the rooftops the fact that Vashti Harrison, illustrator of Caldecott Medal winner Big, is the first Black woman to win...

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