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Week in Review, June 17th-21st

  This week on Presenting the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners   From the May/June 2024 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Our Centennial: The Writer's Page: Mapping My Path by Jack Gantos Blowing the Horn series The Benevolence of Crickets by Linda Sue Park Future and Past by...

Books for World Refugee Day

Help children honor World Refugee Day with these Guide/Reviews Database-recommended picture books, middle-grade, and young adult books.  For more discussion on the topic, visit the Horn Book website....

Celebrate Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, a day of celebration for many, who commemorate June 19th, 1865, the date enslaved people in Texas finally learned of their emancipation. To view recent recommended books on the subject, click here. For even more discussion of this day, read this Floyd Cooper Talks with Roger and also Robin...

July/August Cover Madness Winner!

Congratulations to Kadir Nelson's 2020 July/August Horn Book Magazine cover! Nelson, 2020 Caldecott winner for The Undefeated, created this stunning cover for the Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See also this conversation with Nelson on our Calling Caldecott blog.       Come back next Monday, June 24 to vote for your...

Week in Review, June 10th-14th

  This week on   From the May/June 2024 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Our Centennial: The Writer's Page: The Lovely Dance: The Alone Together Collaboration of Picture-Book Storytelling by Tanya Lee Stone Blowing the Horn series A Gathering of Excellence by M. T. Anderson and Kevin Hawkes This...

Books about moms and chairs

Minh Lê's wonderful "Blowing the Horn" piece in our May/June Special Issue: Our Centennial reminded me of this mid–virtual school assignment that made me smile then (which was much needed) and makes me smile now: See also Vera B. Williams's 1983 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award poster: And here's Bertha's chair...

7 Caribbean Picture Books

These seven picture books—whose themes encompass the vitalizing power of nature, the pride that comes from knowing one’s personal and cultural heritage, and the rewards of empathy—instill hope and self-confidence in young readers while widening the window of welcome for Caribbean stories. Lawrence, Patrice Our Story Starts in Africa 40 pp. |...

July/August Cover Madness, Round 3!

The votes are in for the second round of July/August Cover Madness, and we move on to round 3! Pick your favorite of the final two choices — let us know your choice in the comments! Come back next week to see which cover was voted the winning July/August cover from the last twenty-four years! ...

Week in Review, June 3rd-7th

  This week on   From the May/June 2024 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Our Centennial: The Writer's Page: Walking in Their Footsteps: An Impossible Escape Research Trip by Steve Sheinkin Blowing the Horn series My Grandmother, the Horn Book, and Me by Elizabeth Wein Gratitude and Hopes by Vaunda...
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