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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...

Week in Review, June 10th-14th

  This week on hbook.com...   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...

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. |...

Week in Review, June 3rd-7th

  This week on hbook.com...   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...

Butterfly in the Sky Screening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

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On June 2, as part of their Panorama series, the (newly renovated — door's in the back!) Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, hosted a screening and discussion of Butterfly in the Sky, the recent documentary about (everyone's favorite) Reading Rainbow: "Take a look / it's in a book..." The movie presented extensive interviews with the show's...

Week in Review, May 27th-31st

  This week on hbook.com...   From the May/June 2024 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Our Centennial: The Writer's Page: Born in Babylon: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Alice Faye Duncan Blowing the Horn series ¿Qué es? by Yuyi Morales Room for Everyone by Liza Woodruff A New Era...

July/August 2024 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration by Emily Gravett from Island of Whispers by Frances Hardinge. The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August 2024 Horn Book Magazine: Heatwave by Lauren Redniss (Random House Studio/Random) The Mango Tree / La mata de mango by Edel Rodriguez (Abrams) Bye Land, Bye Sea by René...

Week in Review, May 20th-24th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the May/June 2024 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Our Centennial: "With a Salute to All Children's Librarians": Amplifying the Work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color by Sujei Lugo Blowing the Horn series What Hope Is by Lesa Cline-Ransome Reaching for the Stars...
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