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Horn Book Magazine: September/October 2011

Table of Contents for the Septembe/October 2011 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

All steamed up

As my friend and fellow blogger observed not long ago, “steam is so hot right now.”  This year has seen a mind-boggling number of steampunk-themed events in the northeast alone: International Steampunk City, which took over the town of Waltham for a weekend; a book tour for The Steam­punk Bible; an exhibit on steampunk aesthetic […]

Editorial: What Books Can Do

In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11th ten years ago, there were many books published for children and teens about the tragedy. Some were informative, and at least two transcended the moment: Maira Kalman’s Fireboat and Mordicai Gerstein’s The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. But there was a persistent strain of “helpful” […]

What Makes a Good Book about Sharing?

It doesn’t take long when working in a bookstore or a public library to realize that many parents are after one thing in a picture book — they want it to make their child better. Parents want children who are polite, cooperative, and kind. They want them to be good listeners who easily relinquish the […]

Mildred Batchelder: The Power of Thinking Big

In brief, the children’s library movement was touched off by Caroline Hewins, at the Hartford Public Library, who passed the torch to Anne Carroll Moore, at the New York Public, and Alice Jordan, at the Boston Public. Bertha Mahony Miller, founding editor of The Horn Book, sought guidance from both of them. Principal allies were […]

Upcoming stars

Starred reviews appearing in the September/October Horn Book Magazine: – The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle; illus. by Paul Meisel (Dutton) – A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade) – Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar) – Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck; illus. by Kelly […]

September/October starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine. The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle; illus. by Paul Meisel (Dutton) A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade) Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar) Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck; […]