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National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Here are some of ours:                                                                          ...

Hispanic/Latine/x Connections

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Latine/x Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), we offer a "Book Bundle" of three recent picture books to help readers acknowledge and honor the voices, history, culture, and boundless contributions of Hispanic and Latine/x communities all year round. Find related books, articles, interviews, and more...

Week in Review, September 11th-15th

  This week on hbook.com... 2023–2024 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Call for Submissions From the September/October 2023 Horn Book Magazine: "The Writer's Page: How Did I Get Here?: From Picture Books to a Graphic Memoir" by Marisabina Russo Calling Caldecott: A Refresher on Caldecott Criteria We Dive In... Family Reading: Little Amal in Cambridge...

Yas, Queens!

The queen archetype has long been a fixture in literature, mythology, and popular culture. Stories (like the three picture-book biographies highlighted below) about female people who command respect, have a voice, fight for what they believe in, and enhance the lives of others through compassionate service are imperative for our...

Rosh Hashanah 2023 / 5784

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight!   Wishing you a year of epic journeys, healing, new perspectives,   friendship, cooperation, new experiences (and foods),   delicious entanglements, and new books! (Here’s a good one for this season and Lunar New Year.) Shana tovah from the Horn Book....

Week in Review, September 4th-8th

  This week on hbook.com... Michael Datcher and Frank Morrison Talk with Roger From the September/October 2023 Horn Book Magazine: Editorial: "What Else Is New?" Table of Contents   Calling Caldecott: Calling Caldecott, and Calling You!   Out of the Box: Book spill The Power of Literacy Every Day Is Grandparents Day!...

Every Day Is Grandparents Day!

Happy National Grandparents Day, this year on Sunday, September 10! Grandparents have long been the backbone of families and entire communities, so it’s fitting that they’re given pride of place in these three picture books. Find more related books and articles from Hbook.com here and at the Guide/Reviews Database: Subject: Families--Grandparents. Camacho-Church,...

The Power of Literacy

September 8th is International Literacy Day, the perfect bridgehead from which to use these three picture books to proclaim the power of books and reading in the face of increasing attacks on libraries and literacy. For more related books, see Make way for...book-makers from the August 2023 issue of Notes from the...

Star Trek Day

On Star Trek Day (September 8), read:  To Boldly Go: How Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek Helped Advance Civil Rights by Angela Dalton; illus. by Lauren Semmer Imaginative Spaces and Connecting Lines: SFF and the CSK by S. R. Toliver Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson; 
illus. by Edel Rodriguez Fascinating: 2017...
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