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Happy Halloween from The Horn BoooOOOoook!

Happy Halloween! How are we celebrating here at The Horn Book? With a matching mask-and-tie ensemble, a field trip to the (very seasonally appropriate) Fog x Flo installation, chocolate-chip pumpkin muffins, Red Sox pride, and spooky books, of course! Here’s a selection of new Halloween board books for the littlest monsters*, plus lots of treats […]

Jason Reynolds at Temple Kehillath Israel

Hearing Jason Reynolds speak is a bit like listening to spoken-word poetry, as Cindy and I discovered at last Wednesday’s event at Temple Kehillath Israel*, sponsored by Brookline Booksmith. The hugely prolific, award-winning middle-grade and YA author said he would tell us the story of how he got where he is today, and did so […]

Week in Review, October 15th – 26th

This week (and last week!) on hbook.com… We won a prize! October 2018 Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Election Day 2018, Empowering Girls and Women, Promoting Tolerance, Plagues and Medical Breakthroughs Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: A Gift from Abuela by Cecilia Ruiz; illus. by the author; and Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger; illus. […]

The Great American Read – revealed!

Earlier this week, PBS and WGBH (our local PBS station!) announced the results of its 2018 Great American Read: “To Kill a Mockingbird was voted by viewers as America’s #1 best-loved novel in The Great American Read.” Here’s more from The Horn Book about this American classic: A Second Look: The Long Life of a Mockingbird […]

ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo at Cambridge Public Library

Yesterday the Cambridge (MA) Public Library hosted a VIP visitor — Loida Garcia-Febo, President of the American Library Association. Garcia-Febo is on a tour throughout the year visiting six libraries across the country to discuss her message “Libraries = Strong Communities.” In the Curious George room of the Children’s Library, Garcia-Febo met with students from […]

2018 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards Honorable Mention

The Horn Book is pleased to announce that our May/June 2018 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Making a Difference won a 2018 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards Honorable Mention citation, “celebrating uncompromising journalism and gorgeous design” (B2B — Full Issue — Education/Public Works category). Much of that issue’s content is up on our website — […]

Boston Book Festival 2018 — Happy with Horn Book-ers

We always enjoy attending the Boston Book Festival (and thank you to the Boston Globe for sponsoring our booth!). The festival was celebrating its tenth year at Copley Square; its second in East Boston; and its first in Roxbury, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the Roxbury Cultural District, and (Friend of The Horn […]

Meet our fall 2018 interns!

Every semester, we ask our interns to tell us a little about themselves. (Our ulterior motive: we want to chat with them about their favorite books!) Meet our editorial interns Jeannie and Rachel, both of whom are a huge help to us — especially last week as we prepared for the 2018 BGHB Awards ceremony! […]

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for “paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society,” draws to a close this week. For more information and a calendar of events, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website. Here are some interviews, recommended books, and articles from […]

Week in Review, October 8th – 12th

This week on hbook.com… 2018 BGHB celebration roundup October 2018 Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Kate DiCamillo on Louisiana’s Way Home, middle-grade novels about finding — or making — home, primary illustrated poetry collections, middle-school and YA novels about girls, ghosts, and ghouls Editor in Chief Roger Sutton on the kidlitwomen* podcast: part […]