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2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book ceremony timeline

Did you miss the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards on Friday, October 5th? Just want to relive the excitement of the ceremony? We’ve compiled a timeline of the evening’s highlights based on tweets by our staff and other attendees. See a slideshow of photos from the ceremony and reception here. For even more, click on the […]

BGHB18 Slideshow

The 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were presented on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Simmons College. The ceremony was inspiring, surprising, and cathartic (what a week it was) due to the moving speeches delivered by this year’s award winners and honorees (great choices, judges!). Look for those speeches in the upcoming January/February 2019 issue of The […]

Boston Book Festival 2018 is this weekend — and looking for volunteers!

Join The Horn Book on Saturday, October 13, for the Boston Book Festival! We’ll be at Copley Square in booth 51, with stickers (Roger’s face!), bookmarks, handouts, and a display of the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award–winning books; there are two additional festival sites — and lots of great events — in East Boston and […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018

It’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day! We urge you — today and all year — to seek out and share books respectfully representing and honoring the multitude of indigenous North American peoples and cultures. We look forward to announcement of the American Indian Library Association‘s American Indian Youth Literature Awards — for the first time! — at […]

Week in Review, October 1st – 5th

This week on… Preview the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine Starred reviews, November/December Horn Book Magazine Kiersten White Talks with Roger Fall 2018 cover of The Horn Book Guide with art from Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins […]

Boston Globe–Horn Book 2018 – Just for fun

Here we are preparing for tomorrow’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards! Special thanks to Cassie Sheets for keeping it all together (on her birthday, no less). See below for some just-for-fun links and articles (and a crossword puzzle!) to entertain everyone before the big day. • BGHB trivia • My Favorite BGHB Winner: HB reviewers’ best-loved […]

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: Brought to you by Inflatable Bats, a Giant Bumblebee, and Hank Green

Hank Green, the half of vlogbrothers who’s thus far done a million things that aren’t writing books, wrote a book. It’s technically an adult book, and it’s called An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (Dutton). Since Hank is a Green, that called for a night of silliness at the Wilbur Theatre, hosted by Brookline Booksmith. Booksmith events […]

Week in Review, September 24th – 28th

This week on… From the September/October 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Board Book Roundup: Treasure Hunting in the Public Library” by Julie Roach Jennifer A. Nielsen Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes Fiction: Pride by Ibi Zoboi Nonfiction: The Unwanted: Stories of the […]

Banned Books Week 2018

It’s Banned Books Week! From The American Library Association’s website: “Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary challenge reports sent to […]

What would RBG, Sonia Sotomayor, and Laurie Halse Anderson do?

The following books focus on women Supreme Court justices and — to borrow the name of a new series, below — some pitfalls of “Being Female in America.” Reviews are from the Horn Book Guide Online from the time of the books’ publications. Picture Books Hannigan, Kate A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks […]