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Week in Review, January 17th-21st

  This week on hbook.com... January Notes from the Horn Book Newsletter: 5Qs for Marilyn Nelson about Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life; 6 YA nonfiction titles for Black History Month; 5 middle-grade/middle-school novels about Black protagonists stepping up; 7 picture books about loving Black families for Valentine's...

Week in Review, January 10th-14th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the January/February 2022 Horn Book Magazine: So Long, Farewell: A Salute to Roger Sutton by Horn Book editors   Calling Caldecott: 2022 CaldeNotts by Thom Barthelmess Dream Street by Michelle H. Martin The 2022 "Books We Wish We Had Time For" List by...

Tu Bishvat is here

In addition to being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday is Tu Bishvat*! The holiday, whose name just means “the fifteenth day of the month of Shvat,” is a Jewish holiday considered the New Year of the Trees.  It’s a day to celebrate all things tree-related. Need a book recommendation?...

Week in Review, January 3rd-7th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the January/February 2022 Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Editorial: The Best Job in the World by Roger Sutton   Calling Caldecott: Born on the Water by Autumn Allen Little Witch Hazel by Lisa Meidl Red by Rachel Payne   Family Reading: Back...

Week in Review, December 20th-24th

  This week on hbook.com...   From the November/December 2021 Horn Book Magazine: Publishers' Previews: Picture Books and Graphic Novels - Five Questions for... Dung Ho | Angela De Vito | George O'Connor | Kayla Miller & Jeffrey Canino | Ruth Behar | Alphabet Rockers   Calling Caldecott: Tell us...

Together again 2021

The Horn Book editors have been together exactly twice since March 2020: at Katie Bircher's beautiful wedding; and last week (masked and vaxxed), when we saw the magnificent special exhibit Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (we just missed her next-day, in-person visit to the...

Holiday break TV binging 2021

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Congrats! You’ve made it to winter break. It’s time to relax, sit down with a delicious hot beverage, and crack open a good book — or maybe binge-watch all the movies and shows you couldn’t get to the rest of the year. If that last part sounds more your style,...

Week in Review, December 13th-17th

  This week on hbook.com... Leslie Connor Talks with Roger   From the November/December 2021 Horn Book Magazine: Board Book Roundup: Young at Heart by Rachel G. Payne   Calling Caldecott: Nina by Eric Carpenter CaldeGeisel 2022 by Amanda Foulk We Shall Overcome by Monique Harris   Out of the...

Know your audience

Emails to share book-review PDFs understandably don’t always come addressed to exactly the right person. A hopeful submitter might guess that “magazine at hbook dot com” goes to a different HB-er than myself, and I usually don’t think much of it. But a recent highlight of that very active inbox...
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