Miriam Steinberg-egeth

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Review of On All Other Nights: A Passover Celebration in 14 Stories

On All Other Nights: A Passover Celebration in 14 Stories edited by Chris Baron, Joshua S. Levy, and Naomi Milliner; illus. by Shannon HochmanIntermediate, Middle School    Amulet/Abrams    304 pp.3/24    9781419767296    $18.99e-book ed.  9781647009779    $17.09In this collection of fourteen Passover-themed tales by different authors—Laurel Snyder, Adam Gidwitz, Veera Hiranandani, among others—one...

About six weeks in...

About six weeks into our collective social distancing/parent schooling experiment, I went to the shelf to pick out a few picture books for my first grader to read independently. I found myself rejecting book after book: too much about school, too many friends playing together, too much excitement outside the...

Encouraging a natural critic

I’ve been writing reviews for The Horn Book Guide since 2005, long before my daughter was born in 2011. When I first started, the reviews were a hypothetical glimpse into what I thought would appeal to children. I was in and out of classrooms during those early years, sometimes sharing...

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