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January Notes from the Horn Book newsletter is here!

In this month’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book, we talk with Julie Danielson, newest Calling Caldecott team member (and long-time author of the awesome Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog!) about her favorite 2018 contenders, dashed Caldecott dreams, and picture-book publishing lore. picture books about persistence new easy readers and early-reader comics rockin’ […]

Five questions for Julie Danielson of Calling Caldecott

In 2017, Calling Caldecott welcomed Julie Danielson to the team. Along with Martha Parravano and Lolly Robinson, Jules — author of the Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog — stays up-to-date on the 2018 Caldecott contenders, offering entertaining observations and useful insight into the awards selection process. 1. How has your first year of Calling […]

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

Five questions for Julie Danielson of Calling Caldecott Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say, illus. by the author, Scholastic/Levine, 9–12 years. Windows by Julia Denos, illus. by E. B. Goodale, 4–8 years. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Gordon C. James, Agate/Bolden Books/  Millner, 5–7 years. The Little […]

November Notes out now!

In this month’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book, we chat with author Malinda Lo about her chilling new mystery novel A Line in the Dark. You’ll also find more YA psychological thrillers autumnal picture books to celebrate the season picture-book biographies to encourage budding architects and designers graphic novels (and one graphic memoir) […]

From the Editor — November 2017

It’s Calling Caldecott season, so make sure you head on over to the sometimes feisty debates. Martha and Lolly and Jules and their crew of contributors are doing a wonderful job of turning the contenders upside-down and inside-out to get at just what we mean when we say “the most distinguished picture book for children.” […]

October Notes is here!

In our spooky October issue, we chat with author Deborah Noyes about The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Communicating with the Dead. You’ll also find these treats: fresh YA takes on paranormal horror tropes more-giggly-than-ghoulish picture books for Halloween middle-grade novels exploring family, grief, and love via supernatural elements […]

From the Editor – October 2017

We are just done with this year’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: “Resistance.” With record attendance for both events, I can’t remember a more engaged and enthusiastic audience, and our speakers and discussion leaders were variously inspiring and provocative, and always informative. Congratulations to our awardees, and thank you to […]

New school year, new Notes

Hit the books with the sorta-kinda-schoolish-themed September edition of our Notes from the Horn Book newsletter. This issue features author (and Horn Book Publisher Emerita!) Anne Quirk’s 5Q interview about The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (And How They Shaped the Nation), as well as: audiobooks highlighting memorable moments and important figures […]

From the Editor – September 2017

We’re looking forward to the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards on October 6th and the following day’s Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, “Resistance,” in which all ten of our awarded authors and illustrators will be participating. It will be a special pleasure for me to moderate a conversation between my old friend Richard Peck (The […]

Mitali Perkins and more in August Notes

Check out the August edition of Notes from the Horn Book newsletter to find 5Q for author Mitali Perkins on her new, generation-spanning YA novel, You Bring the Distant Near. More from this issue: YA novels exploring the joys and challenges of shifting sibling dynamics “WAAHOO”-worthy concept books funny, episodic easy readers featuring dynamic duos […]