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Week in Review, November 27th-December 1st

  This week on hbook.com...   From the November/December 2023 Horn Book Magazine: New for New Readers: Beginning Reader Roundup Fall 2023 by Adrienne L. Pettinelli   Calling Caldecott: Calde-folklore: there's a hell of a lot of it by Elisa Gall and Jonathan Hunt Night in the City by Julie...

January/February 2024 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration by Ekua Holmes from Coretta by Coretta Scott King and Barbara Reynolds. The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2024 Horn Book Magazine: Laolao’s Dumplings by Dane Liu; illus. by Shinyeon Moon (Godwin/Holt) The First Day of May by Henrique Coser Moreira (Levine Querido) The House...

Week in Review, November 20th-24th

  This week on hbook.com... If Only You Knew Kitty Donohoe by Annette Goldsmith   From the November/December 2023 Horn Book Magazine: Holiday High Notes 2023   Calling Caldecott: Once upon a Book by Brian Wilson   Family Reading: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and R. Michelson...

The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

While it’s not without its callbacks to the original young adult trilogy, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes — adapted from Suzanne Collins’s bestselling 2020 prequel — intentionally feels worlds away from the version of Panem that fans are used to. Set sixty-four years before Katniss volunteers...

Week in Review, November 13th-17th

  This week on hbook.com... November Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Clar Angkasa about Stories of the Islands + 4 retellings for intermediate or middle-school readers, 9 Indigenous stories for primary readers, and 4 voices in verse for middle-school or high-school readers   From the November/December 2023...

Bertha and Ruth and Pauline and Meryl and Lily

I was invited to be on a panel about book banning, hosted by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, on November 13. My very esteemed co-panelists were Neil Miller, author of Banned in Boston, and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and The Nicky and Jamie...

Native American Heritage Month 2023

November is Native American Heritage Month, a celebration of the many varied Native cultures. Check out the official website for more information and lots of resources. Here are some additional articles and links from The Horn Book's archives and beyond. Recent Horn Book resources by and about Native writers and...

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week is November 13-19, leading to Transgender Day of Remembrance / Trans Day of Resilience on November 20th. We join our trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary family members, friends, and neighbors near and far in celebrating the lives of trans people, remembering those lost to transphobic hate crimes,...

Week in Review, November 6th-10th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the September/October 2023 Horn Book Magazine: Publishers' Previews: Fall 2023 - Five Questions for... Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey, and Jarrett Pumphrey | Gwendolyn Wallace   Calling Caldecott: The Tree and the River by Scot Smith November Nominations Results by Julie Hakim Azzam  ...
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