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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....

Review of the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Special Citation

Special Citation The New Brownies’ Book: A Love Letter to Black Families by Karida L. Brown and Charly Palmer Chronicle    208 pp. 10/23    9781797216829    $40.00 This inspiring and impressive volume is a tribute to the original Brownies’ Book: A Monthly Magazine for Children of the Sun (an offshoot of W. E....

Reviews of the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Picture Book Winner Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp. 10/23    9780823442621    $18.99 e-book ed.  9780823450237    $11.99 A mother and child lie in bed, sharing memories in the dark. Changes in font color and placement guide readers in knowing who is speaking...

Reviews of the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction and Poetry Award Winners and Honor Book

Nonfiction and Poetry Winners Nonfiction 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...

Reviews of the 2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction Award Winner and Honor Books

Fiction Winner Remember Us by Jacqueline Woodson Middle School    Paulsen/Penguin    192 pp. 10/23    9780399545467    $18.99 e-book ed.  9780399545481    $10.99 Sage Durham, a basketball-obsessed Black twelve-year-old, is looking forward to a summer of pick-up games with the boys (she’s always the only girl on the court) in her close-knit 1970s Brooklyn...

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...

Review of Not Just the Driver!

Not Just the Driver! by Sara Holly Ackerman; illus. by Robert NeubeckerPreschool, Primary    Beach Lane/Simon    32 pp.4/24    9781665936378    $18.99e-book ed.  9781665936385    $10.99This spirited look at a range of mass transportation vehicles showcases some of the vital but less visible jobs involved in making them move. “Who makes buses rev and...

Review of One Big Open Sky

One Big Open Sky by Lesa Cline-Ransome Intermediate, Middle School    Holiday    240 pp. 3/24    9780823450169    $18.99 e-book ed.  9780823457496    $10.99 In 1879, Lettie’s African American family begins a westward journey from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nebraska, where her father seeks a better life for them. “We can’t live free / on...

Review of On a Summer Night

On a Summer Night by Deborah Hopkinson; illus. by Kenard Pak Preschool    Chronicle    56 pp. 5/24    9781797200132    $18.99 In this quiet cumulative story, everyone—and everything—wakens, one by one. Who has woken the girl, the cat, the dog, the rabbit, the tree, the air, and the cloud? The reader and protagonist...
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