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Week in Review, November 12th – 16th

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “The CCBC’s Diversity Statistics: Spotlight on LGBTQ+ Stories” by Madeline Tyner From The Guide: “We Need Middle-Grade LGBTQ+ Books” November’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: 5Q for Traci Sorell and Frané Lessac, picture books about nature’s cycles, intermediate historical fiction, […]

RIP William Goldman

There’s a history in this office of Feelings about The Princess Bride. Some Horn Bookers find it irritating how often people quote it. (I can’t imagine why.) And others believe that this story within a story is a dweam wiffin a dweam. That “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Fate. Revenge…” is only the beginning. […]

November’s Notes newsletter

This afternoon subscribers to Notes from the Horn Book are receiving the November issue. This month you’ll find an interview with We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga author Traci Sorell and illustrator Frané Lessac, plus picture books about nature’s cycles intermediate historical fiction dystopian YA fiction Missing out? Read the full issue online or subscribe to receive […]

From the Editor – November 2018

As award-speculation season begins, don’t forget you can join in the chatter about the Caldecott Medal on our Calling Caldecott blog, and about the Newbery on the Heavy Medal blog over at SLJ. We are in the midst of reading and discussion for Fanfare, the Horn Book’s own choices for the best books of the […]

Five questions for Traci Sorell and Frané Lessac

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac (Charlesbridge, 5–8 years), is a lushly illustrated, through-the-seasons look at a contemporary Cherokee community’s daily life, pausing for celebrations of traditional observances (e.g., Cherokee New Year) and making special note of gratitude. 1. “Cherokee people say otsaliheliga to express gratitude. It is a reminder […]

Week in Review, November 5th – 9th

This week on hbook.com… Erin Entrada Kelly Talks with Roger From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “‘Look Here. Not There.’ — The 2018 Zena Sutherland Lecture” by Rita Williams-Garcia “’Waiting in the Deep’”: A Character Development Workshop with Rita Williams-Garcia” by Andrea J. Loney Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: We […]

Week in Review, October 29th – November 2nd

This week on hbook.com… From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Editorial: “Into the Hundred Acre Wood” by Roger Sutton “Why Sensitivity Readers Matter: (And Why We Should Call Them Something Else)” by Jason Low Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Samurai Scarecrow: A Very Ninja Halloween by Rubin […]

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. […]

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 — […]