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The Notorious Benedict Arnold: Author Steve Sheinkin’s 2011 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech

Accepting the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, author Steve Sheinkin delivered this speech on September 30, 2011. I’m extremely honored to accept this award, but there’s another reason this book is incredibly important to me. Writing it saved me from a twelve-year obsession. I’ll give you the abridged version. I visit schools a […]

Paranormal Romance

Dying for some paranormal romance? These swoon-worthy YA stories of supernatural love, all recommended by The Horn Book Guide, are sure to melt hearts and raise spirits. —Elissa Gershowitz, Managing Editor, The Horn Book Guide Cremer, Andrea  Nightshade 454 pp. Philomel 2010. isbn 978-0-399-25482-6 YA  Werewolf Calla defies her pack by saving human Shay from […]

More on the January cover

Our Salley Mavor swoon-fest continues: check out her blog post about how she created the stunning cover for the January/February 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Salley’s also offering a poster giveaway–get over there and get in on the action!

Review of The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

The Artist Who Painted 
a Blue Horse by Eric Carle; illus. by the author Preschool    Philomel    32 pp. 10/11    978-0-399-25713-1    $17.99 In its simplest interpretation, Carle’s book is about an artist — perhaps a child, perhaps an adult — who paints animals the “wrong” color. There is the titular blue horse, a red alligator, green […]

Blink & Caution Acceptance Speech

Accepting the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, author Tim Wynne-Jones delivered this speech on September 30, 2011. It is a great thrill and honor to be here today—to be here, at Simmons, a biblioasis if ever there was one. I’d like to thank the wonderful people at the Horn Book for their support […]

Hold on to your hats, subscribers

Copies of the January 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine were just delivered to the office, and Salley Mavor’s cover art (a preliminary image of which you can see here) is absolutely breathtaking to behold. Until you can actually feast your eyes on your own copies, we’ve posted Salley Mavor’s acceptance speech for the […]

Pocketful of Posies Acceptance Speech

Accepting the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Book, illustrator Salley Mavor delivered this speech on September 30, 2011. I would like to thank the Boston Globe–Horn Book selection committee for choosing Pocketful of Posies as an award winner this year. It is a great honor to have my work recognized this way, especially […]

Review of Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; illus. by Maira Kalman High School    Little, Brown    355 pp. 12/11    978-0-316-12725-7    $19.99 Min and Ed’s differences are profound — most obviously, she’s a quirky aspiring filmmaker and he’s a popular jock. Readers see immediately, though, that it’s not simply these practical differences that caused their breakup, the […]

Horn Book Fanfare 2011

Welcome to Fanfare, the Horn Book’s selection for the best books published for children and teens in 2011. Publishing trends being what they are, the editors make no attempt to provide a balanced list (where’s the folklore?), but you will find the thirty choices fairly evenly divided among picture books, fiction, and nonfiction. Do note […]

January/February starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2012 issue of the Horn Book Magazine.     Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Mônica Carnesi (Paulsen/Penguin)   And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano; […]