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Week in Review, January 14th – 18th

This week on hbook.com… Calling Caldecott’s first 2019 Mock Caldecott ballot is open now until Monday! From the January/February 2019 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Why Stop at Windows and Mirrors?: Children’s Book Prisms” by Uma Krishnaswami Erin Entrada Kelly Talks with Roger about You Go First Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Chicken Talk […]

Week in Review, January 7th – 11th

This week on hbook.com… 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards acceptance speeches January 2019 Notes from the Horn Book: five questions for Caroline Cala, recommended read-alouds, early-chapter-book mysteries and madcap plans, and eye-opening YA history Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome Fiction: Best Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala Nonfiction: […]

New year, new Notes issue!

This afternoon subscribers to Notes from the Horn Book are receiving the first issue of 2019! This month you’ll find an interview with Caroline Cala about her series-starter Best Babysitters Ever, as well as lively picture books for snazzy storytimes early chapter books about mysteries and madcap schemes eye-opening YA history Read the full issue […]

2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards acceptance speeches roundup

Below you’ll find all of the moving and inspiring acceptance speeches from our 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards winners, along with reviews of the winning books and some extras (interviews! articles! previous speeches!) on the winners and their work. See the January/February 2019 issue of The Horn Book Magazine and the tag BGHB18 for more, […]

Week in Review, December 24th – January 4th

This week (and last week!) on hbook.com… It’s been quiet at the office with the holidays, but here are reflections on our 2018 plus some excellent reading to start 2019 off right: Horn Book highlights from 2018 January/February 2019 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents and Editorial: “Technicolor Dreams” by Elissa Gershowitz Also from the […]

Week in Review, December 17th – 21st

This week on hbook.com… 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner Interviews Cindy’s pictures of our “jolly holiday” outing Holiday High Notes #25DaysofHolidayBooks continues! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Kitten and the Night Watchman by John Sullivan; illus. by Taeeun Yoo Fiction: I Lost My Tooth! [Unlimited Squirrels] by Mo Willems Nonfiction: Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, […]

2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner Interviews

On October 6th, the morning following the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony, Roger Sutton sat down to chat with several of the winners and judges. Watch their conversations below; click on the tag BGHB18 for much more (speeches! photos! timeline! reviews!) on the winning books and the ceremony itself. Picture Book Award winner Jillian […]

Week in Review, December 10th – 14th

This week on hbook.com… 2018 Horn Book Fanfare, complete with annotations Holiday High Notes — recommended holiday books #25DaysofHolidayBooks continues! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee Fiction: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson Nonfiction: Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist by […]

The First Rule of Punk: Celia C. Pérez’s 2018 BGHB Fiction & Poetry Honor Speech

I didn’t always know I wanted to write for children. I always knew I loved books, and I knew writing was something I enjoyed, but the idea of writing as work, for an audience, and especially the idea of writing books — which were these things I only ever had access to through someone else, […]

The Parker Inheritance: Varian Johnson’s 2018 BGHB Fiction & Poetry Honor Speech

I am so very honored to be here tonight. Thank you to the Boston Globe, the Horn Book, and Simmons University for sponsoring this event. And thank you to the judges — there were so many great works to choose from, and I am humbled that The Parker Inheritance was one you decided to recognize. […]