2023 Booklists and Resources Master List

Looking for books about annual observances, back-to-school season, human rights issues...or Star Trek? In 2023, we published booklists and resource lists covering a wide range of topics for all age levels, so we've compiled them together for readers to find some great new books to enjoy and share. Don't miss out — subscribe to The Horn Book today!


2023 Booklists and Resources:


Notes from the Horn Book newsletter booklists:

January 2023

  • American stories for Black History Month
  • Learning from history
  • Love isn't easy

February 2023

  • "Remember the ladies" during Women's History Month
  • Sports and struggles
  • Philosophical meditations

March 2023

  • A variety of verse (novels)
  • Animals galore
  • Neurodiverse characters

April 2023: Summer Reading Edition

  • Picture Books
  • Beginning Readers and Primary Grades
  • Intermediate
  • Middle School
  • High School

May 2023

  • Self-empowerment and self-love
  • Diverse stories for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Their own stories

June 2023

  • Summer activities
  • Appreciating the arts
  • LGBTQIA+ representation

July 2023: Back-to-School Edition

  • Going to school
  • Navigating School
  • True stories

August 2023

  • In the summertime
  • Class is in session
  • Make way for...book-makers

September 2023

  • Gatos, perros, and more
  • Latine/x YA: Not alone
  • “Enchanting” and “unforgettable”

October 2023

  • Panel borders, but no boundaries
  • What a concept!
  • Not for the faint of heart

November 2023

  • Retold, remixed, or reimagined
  • Indigenous stories
  • Voices in verse

December 2023: Fanfare Edition

  • Picture Books
  • Fiction
  • Folklore
  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction


Booklists from the Guide/Reviews Database:


Book Bundles:


Summer Edward

Horn Book Consulting Editor Summer Edward is a Trinidadian American author, children’s book editor, educator, K-12 literacy specialist, Caribbean children’s and YA literature advocate, and commentator on books for young readers. She holds an M.S.Ed. degree in Reading, Writing, Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and founded Anansesem, an online magazine that for 10 years covered Caribbean children’s and YA literature. She has written for Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalThe Horn BookWOW Stories: Connections from the ClassroomLiteracy Dailysx salon, KidLit TV, the Commonwealth Education Trust, Social Justice Books, and more. Learn more about her work at www.summeredward.com.

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