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Afikomen: Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour 2024

Welcome to our stop on the Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour! Author Tziporah Cohen and illustrator Yaara Eshet were kind enough to answer my questions about Afikomen, which received a Sydney Taylor Honor in the Picture Book category and was on the Horn Book’s 2023 Fanfare list. This inventive...

ALA Awards 2024: Horn Book Reviews of the Winners

The most prestigious honors in children’s literature, the Newbery and Caldecott medals, were awarded to Dave Eggers for The Eyes and the Impossible and Vashti Harrison for Big on January 22, 2024, at the American Library Association’s LibLearnX conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Also announced at the gathering were the winners...

Additional ALA Awards 2024

  Alex Award [for the ten best adult books that appeal to teen audiences] Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Pantheon) The Talk by Darrin Bell (Holt) Maame by Jessica George (St. Martin's) Bad Cree by Jessica Johns [nehiyaw/Sucker Creek First Nation] (Doubleday) I Will Greet the Sun Again by...

Reviews of the 2024 Printz Award Winners

Winner The Collectors: Stories edited by A.S. King High School    Dutton    272 pp. 9/23    9780593620281    $19.99 As King explains in an introduction, she asked nine fellow YA authors "to write me a story about a collection and its collector," and encouraged "weird" tales. The results include quite a...

Reviews of the 2024 Pura Belpré YA Award Winners

Winner Saints of the Household by Ari Tison High School    Farrar    320 pp. 3/23    9780374389499    $19.99 REVIEW TO COME             Honor Books The Prince and the Coyote by David Bowles; illus. by Amanda Mijangos High School    Levine/Levine Querido    440 pp. 10/23 ...

Reviews of the 2024 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winners

Winner Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir by Pedro Martín; illus. by the author Intermediate, Middle School    Dial    320 pp. 8/23    9780593462287    $24.99 Paper ed.  9780593462294    $14.99 e-book ed.  9780593462300    $9.99 Martín’s humorous and heartfelt memoir recounts a momentous 1977 road trip with his “big Mexican American family.” Apá and Amá gather...

Reviews of the 2024 Pura Belpré Author Award Winners

Winner Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir by Pedro Martín; illus. by the author Intermediate, Middle School    Dial    320 pp. 8/23    9780593462287    $24.99 Paper ed.  9780593462294    $14.99 e-book ed.  9780593462300    $9.99 Martín’s humorous and heartfelt memoir recounts a momentous 1977 road trip with his “big Mexican American family.” Apá and Amá gather...

Reviews of the 2024 Sibert Award Winners

Winner The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day; illus. by Brett Helquist Intermediate, Middle School    Random House Studio/Random    288 pp. 9/23    9780593643846    $19.99 Library ed.  9780593643853    $22.99 e-book ed.  9780593643860    $11.99 The Mona Lisa wasn’t the world’s...

Reviews of the 2024 Geisel Award Winners

Winner Fox Has a Problem [My First I Can Read!] by Corey R. Tabor; illus. by the author Primary    Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    32 pp. 8/23    9780063277915    $17.99 Paper ed.  9780063277922    $5.99 e-book ed.  9780063277946    $5.99 Fox and his friends are back in this newest installment in Tabor’s Geisel-winning (for Fox...
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