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Earth Day 2018

This year’s observation of the annual Earth Day takes place on April 22. The campaign focus for Earth Day 2018 is “End Plastic Pollution.” The books below celebrate our precious planet, educate about the crises it faces (including plastic pollution), and offer age-appropriate models for environmental activism. The list includes both fiction and nonfiction titles […]

Looking Inward and Out: Michelle Obama at the Simmons Leadership Conference

On April 5, Simmons College hosted its 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference on the theme “Disrupt the Ordinary.” The culmination of a very impressive lineup of speakers was a concluding discussion between Simmons College President Helen G. Drinan and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The event took place at the Boston Seaport Hotel & World […]

Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month (also known as Autism Awareness Month). Below, we’ve compiled some resources for education and advocacy. Resources from The Horn Book “Reading on the Spectrum” by Ashley Waring (September/October 2010 Horn Book Magazine) and On Ashley Waring’s ‘Reading on the Spectrum’” by Kitty Flynn at Family Reading (September 21st, 2016) “Beyond […]

Yes, they also sent fruit

…and also all this! Thanks for the surprise Tuesday afternoon pick-me-up, Media Source! Roger, we’ll (try to) save some for you.

Past, Present & Future of Libraries: A Conversation

A mind-expanding conversation about libraries, past, present, and future — complete with snacks and mojitos — makes for a great start to the workweek. Last night, Libraries Without Borders held a panel discussion fundraiser on the topic “Past, Present & Future of Libraries.” Special guest Matthew Battles, author of Library: An Unquiet History, talked about […]

Opening Day 2018

Batter up! Hear that call! The time has come for one and all To play ball. —Official victory song of the All-American Girls Baseball League, co-written by Lavonne “Pepper” Paire Davis and Nalda “Bird” Phillips It’s Opening Day at Fenway Park! (We can once again hear the helicopters from the Horn Book office.) Our Boston […]

Recommended reading for Passover

Here’s an updated list of Passover books to nibble on when the matzo runs dry. With the exception of board books, these titles were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide at the time of their publication; reviews are reprinted from The Horn Book Guide Online. Please visit the Association of Jewish Libraries website for […]

Recommended reading for Easter

Easter’s almost here! This updated Easter recommended reading list has selections suitable for both secular and religious celebrations of the holiday. These titles were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide at the time of their publication; reviews reprinted from The Horn Book Guide Online. Preschool Dunrea, Olivier  Ollie’s Easter Eggs 32 pp.    Houghton     […]

#TBTV: Children’s Classics, All Grown Up

Update, 4/2: We’re sad to say that #TBTV is not a thing — as much as we wish it were! Thanks as usual to the witty Shoshana Flax, our #AprilFools mastermind. Nostalgia is in, and new streaming service #TBTV (that’s “Throwback Television”) is on trend with its lineup of shows that continue the stories of […]

Boston’s #MarchforOurLives rally

The Horn Book employees made a strong showing at this weekend’s March for Our Lives rally on the Boston Common, with Martha (and her daughter), Katrina (and her mom), Shoshana, Cindy, Katie, and Elissa in attendance. Here are some other children’s literature people from around the country (thanks little sister, SLJ). Horn Book Family Reading […]