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Recommended reading for Passover

Here’s an updated list of Passover books to nibble on when the matzo runs dry. With the exception of board books, these titles were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide at the time of their publication; reviews are reprinted from The Horn Book Guide Online. Please visit the Association of Jewish Libraries website for […]

Recommended reading for Easter

Easter’s almost here! This updated Easter recommended reading list has selections suitable for both secular and religious celebrations of the holiday. These titles were recommended by The Horn Book Magazine and Guide at the time of their publication; reviews reprinted from The Horn Book Guide Online. Preschool Dunrea, Olivier  Ollie’s Easter Eggs 32 pp.    Houghton     […]

Books mentioned in the March 2018 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Coding Coding Projects in Python: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python Projects Gr. 4–6     DK     224 pp.      2017 Library binding ISBN 978-0-606-40124-1 Paperback ISBN 978-1-4654-6188-9 Kelly, James Floyd  The Story of Coding [DK Readers series] Gr. K–3     DK     48 pp.     2017 Library binding ISBN 978-1-4654-6231-2 Paperback ISBN 978-1-4654-6242-8 Kids Get Coding series […]

Books mentioned in the March 2018 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Winifred Conkling Votes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling, Algonquin, 12 years and up. Who run the world? Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity by Sarah Suzuki, illus. by Ellen Weinstein, MoMA, 5–8 years. Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon by Annette Bay […]

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Year of the Dog! We wish all who are celebrating a new year full of joy and prosperity. we’ve updated our Lunar New Year reading list with fiction and nonfiction books featuring the holiday for preschool, primary, and intermediate readers. All of the titles below were recommended for by The Horn Book Magazine and […]

Books mentioned in the February 2018 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Ilyasah Shabazz & Renée Watson X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, Candlewick, 14 years and up. Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson, Farrar, 11–14 years. When the weather outside is frightful… Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi, trans. by Yuki Kaneko, Enchanted Lion, […]

Updated Olympics booklist

It’s officially time for the 23rd Olympic Winter Games, which run from February 8–25th in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Who else is excited?! In preparation, I brushed up on my knowledge of South Korea. Did you know that while home to more than fifty million people, the country is seventy percent mountains? The biggest mountain range […]

Reading for Groundhog Day

Six more weeks of winter?! Say it ain’t so! Groundhog Day Winter End GIF from Groundhogday GIFs Warm up (and cheer up) with these Groundhog Day–themed books. All of the titles below were recommended for by The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide at the time of their publication; reviews reprinted from The […]

Books mentioned in the January 2018 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Animal-human relationships Castaldo, Nancy F.  Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel Middle school, high school     152 pp.     Houghton     2017 Trade ISBN 978-0-544-63335-3 Dutcher, Jim and Dutcher, Jamie  Living with Wolves!: True Stories of Adventures with Animals [National Geographic Kids Chapters series] Gr. K–3     111 pp.     National Geographic     2016 Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-2564-9 […]

Books for Martin Luther King Day 2018

Perhaps now more than ever, Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides an opportunity to reflect not only on the life of the great civil rights leader, but also on how far we’ve come — and how very far we still have to go. Below is an updated list of recommended books about Dr. King’s life […]