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Preview November/December 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Paul O. Zelinsky from All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah. “Look Here. Not There.” Rita Williams-Garcia’s Zena Sutherland Lecture. “Waiting in the Deep”: author Andrea J. Loney on wisdom gained from Rita Williams-Garcia’s 2018 Kweli Conference writing workshop. Jason Low, publisher and co-owner of Lee & Low Books, looks at why sensitivity readers matter (and […]

Week in Review, September 24th – 28th

This week on hbook.com… 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 […]

Week in Review, September 17th – 21st

This week on hbook.com… Sylvia Acevedo Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Quiet by Tomie dePaola Fiction: Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo Nonfiction: The Squirrels’ Busy Year [A First Science Storybook] by Martin Jenkins; illus. by Richard Jones Audiobook: Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Renée Watson; read by Ilyasah Shabazz Calling […]

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 […]

From the Editor – September 2018

As a subscriber to Notes from the Horn Book you also receive Talks with Roger, a series of interviews with authors and illustrators of new books, sponsored by their publishers. You can find the archive here — including my first-ever live Talks, with newly minted National Book Award long-lister Jarrett J. Krosoczka, from earlier this […]

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 […]