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Rosh Hashanah 2022

Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday night! Wishing you a year of good surprises, new understanding, adventure, connection, help and compassion, and all kinds of superheroes. ​Shana tovah! P. S. Did I mention good surprises??...

Review of It’s My Whole Life: Charlotte Salomon: An Artist in Hiding During World War II

It’s My Whole Life: Charlotte Salomon: An Artist in Hiding During World War II by Susan WiderHigh School    Norton    160 pp.   g8/22    978-1-324-01545-1    $19.95This well-researched biography of German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon (1917–1943) constructs many of its episodes around her autobiographical paintings, allowing not only for analysis of her...

Review of Book of Questions / Libro de las preguntas: Selections / Selecciones

Book of Questions / Libro de las preguntas: Selections / Selecciones by Pablo Neruda; illus. by Paloma Valdivia; trans. from Spanish by Sara Lissa PaulsonPrimary, Intermediate    Enchanted Lion    80 pp.    g4/22    978-1-59270-322-7    $22.95This lavish volume includes excerpts from Neruda’s Libro de las preguntas in the original Spanish alongside new English...

Review of Brand-New Bubbe

Brand-New Bubbe by Sarah Aronson; illus. by Ariel LandyPrimary    Charlesbridge    32 pp.    g8/22    978-1-62354-249-8    $16.99e-book ed.  978-1-63289-759-6    $9.99Jillian already has two grandmothers, and though she’s happy with her new stepdad, the new bubbe who joins the family along with him takes some getting used to. Bubbe smothers her in lipstick...

Apply for a fall Horn Book internship + meet interns Sarah and Jake!

Interested in learning more about the children’s book industry, book reviewing, or how magazines and review journals operate? A Horn Book internship is a great place to start. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 internships, which will likely include a combination of remote work and in-person work in...

Are You There Trivia? It's Us, Book Nerds

Photo: Cynthia K. Ritter Q: How long has it been since the last Children’s Books Boston Trivia Night? A: Too long! For a bonus point: Children’s Books Boston returned this year as part of a larger event. Name the event. A: Boston Book Festival's Lit Crawl Boston! Concurrently with events...

Review of The Ghosts of Rose Hill

The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R. M. RomeroHigh School    Peachtree Teen    384 pp.    g5/22    978-1-68263-338-0    $18.99e-book ed.  978-1-68263-446-2    $11.99In this verse novel, Cuban American Jewish teen Ilana Lopez spends a summer with her aunt in Prague. She finds an abandoned Jewish cemetery and, while cleaning it up, encounters Benjamin,...

Review of The Science of Being Angry

The Science of Being Angry by Nicole MellebyIntermediate, Middle School    Algonquin    288 pp.    g5/22    978-1-64375-037-8    $16.95e-book ed.  978-1-64375-286-0    $15.95Joey, eleven, is one of a set of triplets in a blended family with two moms, and she’s hardly ever thought about the sperm donor whose genes she has inherited. But her...

Review of Tía Fortuna’s New Home

Tía Fortuna’s New Home by Ruth Behar; illus. by Devon HolzwarthPrimary    Knopf    32 pp.    g1/22    978-0-593-17241-4    $17.99Library ed.  978-0-593-17242-1    $20.99e-book ed.  978-0-593-17243-8    $10.99Estrella’s tía Fortuna must leave her casita in Miami’s Seaway before it is torn down. She is moving into La Casa de los Viejitos, a facility for seniors....

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