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Jerry Pinkney (1939-2021)

Everybody here at the Horn Book is deeply saddened by the death of Jerry Pinkney, a great Friend of the Horn Book for many decades. I had just talked to Jerry, along with Rosemary Wells, for a Talks With Roger interview about their new picture book The Welcome Chair, which...

Review of Red

Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp.    g 10/21    978-0-8234-4712-1    $18.99 In Green (rev. 3/12), author-illustrator Seeger paired a color concept book with an ecological theme, following it some years later with Blue (rev. 9/18), which similarly united a consideration of color with...

Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   Cousins and friends growing up together in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes celebrate community in Dream Street. Roger Sutton: It looks to me like this book...

Sara Pennypacker Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   As we learn below, Sara Pennypacker knew she was not going to write a sequel to her 2016 novel Pax. But now, with Pax: Journey Home, she has. Roger...

From the Editor - October 2021

We’re celebrating the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards this month at hbook.com; currently midway through Picture Book week, with Nonfiction up next. Please see my welcome post and video for a full schedule and links to our coverage. And look forward to the January/February 2022 issue of the Horn Book...

Review of The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Eugene Yelchin; illus. by the author Intermediate, Middle School    Candlewick    208 pp.    g 10/21    978-1-5362-1552-6    $16.99 When it becomes clear that unathletic Yevgeny is not going to follow in the footsteps of his figure-skating-whiz older brother Victor, their...

A Note from Me (Oct 8, 2021)

Hello my long-neglected friends: What’s that sad excuse for an excuse we use nowadays? Oh yes: “…but LIFE got in the way.” That. Sorry I have been absent from your inboxes these past several weeks. (I’m reminded of how Joan Didion would begin letters that had lain too long unanswered:...

Wade Hudson Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by   With his wife Cheryl Willis Hudson, Wade Hudson founded the Black children’s publishing company Just Us Books in 1988. In Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South, Wade...

Publishers' Preview: Fall 2021: Five Questions for Veronica Chambers

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Publishers’ Previews: Fall 2021, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Clarion In Call...
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