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Horn Book Podcast

  In 2007 and 2008 the Horn Book had a (more-or-less) monthly podcast. The Horn Book’s new podcast aired in 2016 and 2017, hosted by Roger Sutton (editor in chief at the time) and Siân Gaetano (then Guide editorial assistant). We are happy to make these episodes available once again here. Our podcasts featured...

Review of Tree. Table. Book.

Tree. Table. Book. by Lois LowryIntermediate    Clarion/HarperCollins    208 pp.4/24    9780063299504    $18.99e-book ed.  9780063299528    $9.99At the start of the story, eleven-year-old Sophia Henry Winslow presents three words to remember. “Listen carefully. This will be important…I’ll explain later.” Sophia is a keen observer, and readers benefit from her straightforward descriptions of her...

Review of The Windeby Puzzle: History and Story

The Windeby Puzzle: History and Story by Lois LowryIntermediate, Middle School    Clarion/HarperCollins    224 pp.2/23    9780358672500    $16.99In 1952 the body of an Iron Age child was discovered in a bog in Germany. In this hybrid volume—part fiction, part nonfiction—Lowry takes the known archaeological facts of this real-life discovery and crafts them...

After the Call: Heavy Medals

(c) 2022 by Lois Lowry. From the May/June 2022 special issue of The Horn Book Magazine: The Newbery Centennial....

Review of On the Horizon

On the Horizon by Lois Lowry; illus. by Kenard Pak Middle School, High School    Houghton    80 pp.    g 4/20    978-0-358-12940-0    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-0-358-12938-7    $9.99 In a poetry collection that’s as much structure as style and theme, Lowry considers two events: the bombings of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. In the...

Happy Anniversary: Number the Stars

Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1989. It won the Newbery Medal in 1990 and celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2019.    Thirty years after its publication, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry remains one of the best literary introductions to the Holocaust for children....

On Lois Lowry's "Look" (from 1997)

"I never walk past that place without thinking how private, powerful, and memorable a moment it is, in the life of a child, when the shape of letters takes on meaning and a door of the world opens."It's been twenty years, but I still remember the thrill I felt as...

Why Can't the English?

We saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night--ehh. Some the intra- and inter-species encounters were quite moving and dramatic but the plot was on automatic and the fabulously watchable Judy Greer was wasted (she could have been completely blotto given that all she had to do was...

Lois Lowry's Favorite Newbery

Tough choice, but I love Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village (2008) by Laura Amy Schlitz. It reflects my own fascination with the thirteenth century; you should see the row of books I’ve collected on that topic. She did such a great job that I can probably...

>Poor Lois

>I don't envy Lois Lowry her BoB choice between Kingdom on the Waves and The Hunger Games. According to SLJ's poll, public opinion is hardly divided: ol' Octavian has eleven votes while Katnip has 157 and is the top vote getter by far in the pool of sixteen.I'd go with...

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