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Foodwise lists

Gathering with friends and family over festive meals can be a hallmark of the holiday season — and a pleasure at any time of the year. Here are a series of mini-booklists that approach food from a variety of perspectives. Find more related books and articles from Hbook.com here and here;...

Heroes of Invention

Inventors have been the talk of the town lately thanks to TIME's feted annual Best Inventions issue, released last week. We hop on the bandwagon with three picture-book biographies showcasing formulators and their innovations. Find more related books and articles from Hbook.com here; or click the Inventions and Inventors subject tag...

Be the Change

In a world where suffering and injustice perdure, it's difficult not to feel overborne by a sense of hopelessness. National Make a Difference Day, celebrated this year on October 28, reminds kids that they can spread the milk of human kindness through simple, everyday actions, as do these three picture...

Sports Pioneers

The Pan American Games kick off this Friday, October 20, so now seems like an opportune time to bone up on some of the trailblazers who have paved the way for today's athletes. Here are three picture-book biographies to help. Find more related books and articles from Hbook.com here; or...

Dope Black Dads

In a recent Talks with Roger interview, Michael Datcher and Frank Morrison broach the issue of harmful misrepresentation of Black fathers in popular discourse while discussing their picture book Harlem at Four. In recent years, several high-profile studies have shattered myths and misconceptions about Black fathers. These three picture books...

Animal Love

In honor of World Animal Day, celebrated annually on October 4, here are three picture books to stir up affection, appreciation, and empathy for our non-human friends. Find more related books and articles from Hbook.com here; or click the Animals and Pets subject tags in the Horn Book Guide/Reviews Database....

Everyday Africa

September is National African Immigrant Heritage Month, established by the United States House of Representatives in 2015. One board book and two picture books move beyond the sensationalized topics often associated with Africa and broaden perceptions of the continent by capturing familiar scenes of everyday life. For more related books see Monica...

Hispanic/Latine/x Connections

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Latine/x Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), we offer a "Book Bundle" of three recent picture books to help readers acknowledge and honor the voices, history, culture, and boundless contributions of Hispanic and Latine/x communities all year round. Find related books, articles, interviews, and more...

Yas, Queens!

The queen archetype has long been a fixture in literature, mythology, and popular culture. Stories (like the three picture-book biographies highlighted below) about female people who command respect, have a voice, fight for what they believe in, and enhance the lives of others through compassionate service are imperative for our...
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