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Week in Review, September 10th – 14th

This week on hbook.com… Jarrett J. Krosoczka Talks with Roger (LIVE Video Edition) and Meg Medina Talks with Roger September Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Zetta Elliott, more fantasy/magical realism stories for intermediate readers, concept books with creative twists, and YA dramas about back-to-school blues Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: A Home in […]

September Notes is on the way!

This afternoon subscribers to Notes from the Horn Book will receive the September issue, in which we chat with Zetta Elliott about her middle-grade urban fantasy series-starter Dragons in a Bag. This issue also boasts more fantasy/magical realism stories for intermediate readers concept books with creative twists YA dramas about back-to-school blues Read the full […]

Five questions for Zetta Elliott

Zetta Elliott’s Dragons in a Bag (Random, 8–11 years) kicks off a new middle-grade fantasy series starring Jaxon, a young African American Brooklynite who gets a glimpse of the magical possibilities of our world (and others) when he spends a day with new acquaintance Ma. 1. In the acknowledgements of Dragons in a Bag you […]

Week in Review, September 3rd-7th

This week on hbook.com… From the September/October 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Editorial: “The Right to Read by Yourself” by Roger Sutton Jacqueline Woodson’s 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award Acceptance A profile of Jacqueline Woodson by Deborah Taylor Oge Mora Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Lena’s Shoes […]

Jacqueline Woodson’s 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award Acceptance

And you wait, are awaiting the one thing that will infinitely increase your life; the powerful, the uncommon, the awakening of stones, depths turned toward you. Dimly there gleam in the bookcase the volumes in gold and brown; and you think of lands journeyed through, of pictures, of the apparel of women lost again. And […]

A Profile of Children’s Literature Legacy Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson

I’ve known Jacqueline Woodson for years, but even before we met, when I read Last Summer with Maizon (1990), Jackie’s first book, I knew a special writer had arrived on the children’s literature scene. Although the full extent of the depth and breadth of her talent may not have been clear, what was apparent from […]

Editorial: The Right to Read by Yourself

In choosing to rename the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award the Children’s Literature Legacy Award, the Association for Library Service to Children did the right thing. The new name is bland but accurate, describing exactly what the award is for: to honor an author or illustrator whose books over the years have made, to quote the […]

Week in Review, August 27th – 31st

This week on hbook.com… From the July/August 2018 Horn Book Magazine: Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Adrienne Kisner, Allison Varnes, NoNieqa Ramos Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Princess and the Pit Stop by Tom Angleberger; illus. by Dan Santat Fiction: Sunny [Track] by Jason Reynolds Nonfiction: The Sinking of the Vasa by Russell Freedman; illus. by […]

Week in Review, August 20th – 24th

This week on hbook.com… Yuyi Morales Talks with Roger From the September/October 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Devoted to Diversity: Publishers with a Purpose” by Shoshana Flax Back-to-School Week 2018: #5Q for Dear Substitute co-authors Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick; recommended new books for students of all ages; essential reading for parents […]

Week in Review, August 13th – 17th

This week on hbook.com… Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Stop, Go, Yes, No!: A Story of Opposites by Mike Twohy Fiction: The Itchy Book [Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!] by LeUyen Pham Nonfiction: The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation by Kate Messner; illus. by Matthew […]