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Books mentioned in the March 2023 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Joseph Bruchac Voices of the People by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by various artists; Reycraft.   A variety of verse (novels) Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango; Random. They Call Her Fregona: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles; Kokila/Penguin. Rain Rising by Courtne Comrie; Harper/HarperCollins. Ode...

From the Editor - March 2023

Here in Massachusetts we’re on the heels of a snowstorm — but there are signs of springtime, most notably on our cheery March/April Horn Book Magazine cover, with art by Juana Medina from Elena Rides / Elena monta en bici. See also Ramona (March/April 2016), Sparrowboy (September/October 2017), and the...

Neurodiverse characters

Neurodivergence can take many forms, and the following chapter-book and middle-grade titles, starring characters on the autism spectrum or those with ADHD (and by authors with first-hand knowledge on the subjects), highlight individuality and diversity of experience. April is Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month; see also our Guide/Reviews Database subject tags Autism...

Animals galore

These four nonfiction picture books engagingly introduce a variety of marine life and land animals. Their scientifically accurate information and illustrations plus plenty of “fun facts” will also be handy to share on Earth Day (April 22, 2023); see as well this Natural History tag in the Guide/Reviews Database for...

A variety of verse (novels)

April is National Poetry Month. These seven distinct novels in verse showcase a wide selection of poetry forms, narrative formats, and genres available to middle-school and high-school readers to meet their interests; see also the Guide/Reviews Database subject tag Poetry and read our five questions interview with Joseph Bruchac about...

Five questions for Joseph Bruchac

In the remarkable Voices of the People (Reycraft, 12 years and up), Joseph Bruchac writes thirty-four biographical poems about notable Native people, spanning approximately 1000 C.E. through the twentieth century. A reproduction of a piece of contemporary fine artwork by various artists, which resonates with the person or the theme,...

Books mentioned in the February 2023 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Joy McCullough Enter the Body by Joy McCullough; Dutton.   "Remember the ladies" during Women's History Month For Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome; Holiday. Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline; Tundra. As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh; Little, Brown. The Hunger Between Us...

From the Editor - February 2023

We hope you had a sweet Valentine’s Day yesterday, with candy, friendship, and “…a Good YA Love Story,” if that’s your thing. Mid–Black History Month, find our continuing daily coverage, with reviews, articles, and posts about people, places, events, and more that have helped shape Black history, American history, and...

Philosophical meditations

Those big, sometimes unanswerable questions of life may seem daunting to discuss as adults, and yet they are often subjects that pique children’s curiosity. These six fiction and nonfiction picture books introduce philosophy concepts in a kid-friendly manner. See also the Philosophy tag in the Guide/Reviews Database for more recommendations....
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