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2018 BGHB Nonfiction Award winners extras

Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and Boston Globe Foundation president Emily Procknal announced the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 31st, 2018, via Facebook Live. A winner and two honor books were selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. You can watch the announcement video here and […]

2018 BGHB Picture Book Award winners extras

Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton and Boston Globe Foundation president Emily Procknal announced the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 31st, 2018, via Facebook Live. A winner and two honor books were selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. You can watch the announcement video here and […]

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Five questions for Margarita Engle

Poet Margarita Engle is the author of poetry collections (Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics), picture-book biographies (Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music; The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano), memoir (Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings), and works of historical fiction (Lion Island, Silver People, Hurricane Dancers, The […]

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News

Spring is here, and with it comes this Spring News edition of our Horn Book Herald e-newsletter, a bimonthly supplement to Notes from the Horn Book. April is National Poetry Month, and we’re thrilled to kick off the newsletter with our Five Questions interview with Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle! Five questions for Margarita […]

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Signs of Springtime

• Spring 2018 Horn Book Guide • Calling Caldecott: April picture books on the radar • Lucha Libros: Bilingual Battle of the Books • More Signs of Springtime: themed booklists about bikes (and 5Qs with a librarian on one!), bunnies, birdies, and baseball       From the April 2018 Spring News edition of The […]

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Making a Difference

• Horn Book Magazine May/June 2018 Special Issue: Making a Difference • Family Reading: A Place for All Families • Boston’s #MarchforOurLives rally • With a Little Help from Their Friends • Refugees Welcome Here • Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month • Library Legislation and Literacy as Liberation • #KidLitWomen   From the April 2018 Spring News […]

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Earth Day

• Updated Earth Day booklist • Fostering Wonder and Wonder-full World • What Makes a Good Science Book? • Science Books and the Caldecott • On Raising a Scientist (Who Happens to Be a Girl)       From the April 2018 Spring News edition of The Horn Book Herald.

April 2018 Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Poetry Month

• Five Questions for Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle • The Power of Poetry (from Notes from the Horn Book), National Poetry Month 2018 (from Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book), and Poetry Reviews of the Week • How I Discovered YA Poetry by Marilyn Nelson • Haiku: A Small Poem with Great Potential […]

February 2018 Horn Book Herald – ALA Youth Media Awards Edition

What a year! Congratulations to all of the 2018 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators and their publishers. Below, we chat with the creators of one of the morning’s most-recognized books, Crown author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James. You’ll also find Horn Book reviews of the 2018 winners, history (and critique) of […]

Five Questions for Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James

by Martha V. Parravano and Dr. Kim Parker Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Millner/Bolden Books/Agate, 4–8 years) was a 2018 ALA Youth Media Awards darling, recipient of four Honor awards: Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King Author, and Coretta Scott King Illustrator. The Crown team — author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James […]