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Five questions for Mariko Tamaki

Charismatic, too-cool Laura Dean is many things — but a good girlfriend is not one of them. Mariko Tamaki (author of Skim and This One Summer, both illustrated by Jillian Tamaki) and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell’s relatable, warm, and witty graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (Roaring Brook/First Second, 14 years and up) follows […]

From the Editor: June 2019

We are thrilled — yes, thrilled — to announce the (re)launch of The Horn Book Guide, begun in 1990 as a semiannual print publication. It’s been through a few iterations (anyone remember the CD-ROMs?) and we are happy to give its latest a home here. Please go over and poke around. Current Guide subscribers, you […]

BFFs back for more

Like Frog & Toad, Elephant & Piggie, and Ling & Ting, best friendship stories & easy readers are a perfect pair. These latest entries in noteworthy easy-reader series offer readers a chance to visit with some beloved sets of besties. For more recommended easy readers and articles about the format, click on the tag easy […]

Picture Books for Father’s Day 2019

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and if you are celebrating, here are some picture books to make Dad’s or Granddad’s day. Also be sure not to miss one of our faves of the year, My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña, and their Five Questions interview that kicked off our […]

Middle grade and YA for Pride Month 2019

These novels — some upper-middle grade and some young adult — reflect a range of experiences among LGBTQIA+ young people. Happy Pride! Find more recommendations for Pride Month reading in these featured lists of picture books, middle grade, and YA on the shiny and new Horn Book Guide Online. In The Mighty Heart of Sunny […]

Books mentioned in the June 2019 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Mariko Tamaki Skim by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki, Groundwood, 14 years and up. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki, Roaring Brook/First Second, 10–13 years. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Roaring Brook/First Second, 14 years and up. Middle […]