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DinoWriMo: Picture book heroines

Who’s a dinosaur’s favorite literary grandma? Stega Nona For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: Bedtime

What do you get when you read Goodnight Moon to a sleepy dinosaur? A dinosnore. For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo: E-newsletter

What’s the dinosaurs’ favorite email newsletter? Giganotesosaurus from the Horn Book.   For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

DinoWriMo on NaNoWriMo

“Gee, writing a whole novel in a month is a lot of work. I need a stegonographer. It’s so hard to come up with a di-plot-ocus so quickly, with a structure and a dinoument and everything. I bet the Brontësaurus sisters didn’t work like this.” For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.


“It’s National Novel Writing Month!” “It’s Dinovember!” Stop! You’re both right! #DinoWriMo More to come from The Horn Book @HornBook (Spoiler alert: there will be puns. Terrible ones.) For more terrible puns, click the tag DinoWriMo.

Dinosaurs app review

Many kids visit natural history museums for school field trips or just for fun. Around here it’s the Harvard Natural History Museum (home of the stunning glass flowers room and free to Massachusetts residents on Sunday mornings). Chicago has the Field Museum. And in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area kids flock to the American Museum of […]

Ansel + Clair: Cretaceous Dinosaurs app review

In a series of apps by Cognitive Kid, child stand-ins Ansel (an alien) and Clair (a flying robot) travel through time to document Earth’s history for their planet Virtoos. In Ansel and Clair: Cretaceous Dinosaurs (Cognitive Kid, 2012), the first in a dinosaur-themed trilogy, the duo visits a present-day paleontological dig, then heads to the […]

March of the Dinosaurs app review

March of the Dinosaurs (Touch Press LLP with National Geographic and Wide-Eyed Entertainment, 2011) is based on National Geographic Channel’s 2011 documentary Escape of the Dinosaurs. The app begins with an optional trailer for the film, which also serves as a preview of the app’s content, then opens an illustrated, animated table of contents. From […]

>A book that begs for flashlight reading

>Serendipitous with my enjoyment of M. T. Anderson’s refereeing of Charles and Emma v. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, I had the best time last week reading the equally Darwinian-themed The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1912. Somehow I had always missed this novel (and its subsequent movie spinoffs), but my ten-year-old […]

September/October 08 Horn Book Magazine

Our September special issue on School is out, and you can view selected articles on our website. Make sure to try the quiz by Monica Edinger and Roxanne Hsu Feldman–it’s harder than it looks. I’m leaving tomorrow for Sedona to marry the other one off; I’ll be sure to steer clear of the legendary cougar […]