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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...
      

For die-hard dino fans

In these four books recommended for primary readers, some fiction and some nonfiction, you’ll find prehistoric creatures…and humans fascinated by them, as so many kids are! See also Danielle J. Ford’s May/June 2007 Horn Book Magazine article “Beyond Barney: What Makes a Good Dinosaur Book?” and the Guide Reviews/Database subject...
      

Stories for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Here are six works of fiction for intermediate and middle-school readers — novels, graphic novels, a short story collection — set in North America and starring characters of Asian heritage. And for slightly older readers, see our Five Questions...
      
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Review of Five Bears

Five Bears by Catherine Rayner; illus. by the authorPreschool    Boxer Books    32 pp.4/24    9781915801791    $18.99A black bear is “quietly walking along, just being a bear.” When Bear encounters a fuzzy brown bear, he is immediately wary, though the Other Bear is perfectly pleasant: “Just saying hello.” Bear, less prickly now,...
      
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Review of Umbrella

Umbrella by Elena Arevalo Melville; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Scallywag    32 pp.4/24    9781915252371    $18.99Young Clara, her blank expression joyless, has “no one to play with” at the park. She sees an umbrella on the ground, places it on a bench by a tree, and is startled to hear it...
      

Mother's Day 2024

Not breaking news, but motherhood is hard (fatherhood, too; check back next month). Of course it's also all the good stuff — rewarding, gratifying, exhilarating, heartwarming — but easy it is not; and, to borrow from The Princess Bride, "anyone* who says differently is selling something." Mother's Day is this Sunday, May...
      

Review of Next Stop

Next Stop by Debbie Fong; illus. by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    RH Graphic/Random    272 pp.3/24    9780593425206    $21.99Library ed.  9780593425213    $24.99Paper ed.  9780593425183    $13.99e-book ed.  9780593425190    $8.99Fong’s deeply moving graphic novel opens with an intriguing premise: Pia Xing, a reserved and lonely middle schooler, says goodbye to her father and embarks...
      

Review of Henry and the Something New

Henry and the Something New by Jenn Bailey; illus. by Mika SongPrimary    Chronicle    56 pp.3/24    9781797213903    $14.99In his second early-chapter-book outing (Henry, like Always, rev. 3/23), Henry—a sensitive child who presents as being on the autism spectrum—is ambivalent about a field trip to the natural history museum. “Henry was excited....
      

Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, with the theme being "Planet vs. Plastics." To quote Rebecca Donnelly from her 2023 starred middle-grade book Total Garbage (Godwin/Holt), illustrated by John Hendrix: "Although all types of waste can cause environmental problems, plastics might be the worst villain in the story of trash."...
      

Week in Review, March 25th-29th

  This week on hbook.com... Minh Lê and Dan Santat Talk with Roger about Built to Last   From the March/April 2024 Horn Book Magazine: "Reimagin[ing] Familiar Stories with Different Faces" by Kristen Joy Emack In Memoriam: The Great Ed Young by Patricia Lee Gauch Tall Tales by Noah Van...
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