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Happy Halloween from The Horn BoooOOOoook!

Happy Halloween! How are we celebrating here at The Horn Book? With a matching mask-and-tie ensemble, a field trip to the (very seasonally appropriate) Fog x Flo installation, chocolate-chip pumpkin muffins, Red Sox pride, and spooky books, of course! Here’s a selection of new Halloween board books for the littlest monsters*, plus lots of treats […]

Boston Book Festival 2018 — Happy with Horn Book-ers

We always enjoy attending the Boston Book Festival (and thank you to the Boston Globe for sponsoring our booth!). The festival was celebrating its tenth year at Copley Square; its second in East Boston; and its first in Roxbury, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the Roxbury Cultural District, and (Friend of The Horn […]

Boston Globe–Horn Book 2018 – Just for fun

Here we are preparing for tomorrow’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards! Special thanks to Cassie Sheets for keeping it all together (on her birthday, no less). See below for some just-for-fun links and articles (and a crossword puzzle!) to entertain everyone before the big day. • BGHB trivia • My Favorite BGHB Winner: HB reviewers’ best-loved […]

2017–2018 yearbook superlatives

Summer is winding down: the weather has turned cooler (sob!) and students are starting the new school year. Get into the back-to-school mood with our senior superlatives for characters in the class of 2017–2018. What superlative would you award your favorite character? Best hair: narrator, Crown; MacKenzie, My Hair Is a Garden Best dressed: Julián, […]

Pie is for sharing

For her last day, Horn Book intern Melissa Lee baked a pie (!!!) which, of course, is for sharing! Don’t miss the 2018 Summer Reading list — featuring 5Q for Stephanie Parsley Ledyard and Jason Chin about Pie Is for Sharing.

Spring Break (?!) 2018

Though it doesn’t feel much like spring here in Massachusetts (brr!), this is April School Vacation Week. Monday was Patriots’ Day, a state holiday commemorating the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord; it was also Marathon Monday, and this year’s 122nd Boston Marathon marked five years since that horrible, unforgettable day of the marathon […]

Yes, they also sent fruit

…and also all this! Thanks for the surprise Tuesday afternoon pick-me-up, Media Source! Roger, we’ll (try to) save some for you.

“How Does Jane Yolen Write a Book?”

Author and poet Lesléa Newman wrote the following appreciation (with apologies to the How Do Dinosaurs? series) in honor of her friend and colleague Jane Yolen’s 365th book — a remarkable achievement. And what better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate it? For more from The Horn Book on Women’s History Month, click the […]

All a-Twitter 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! What might characters of children’s and YA lit tweet to their valentines? We’ve got some ideas! See if you can guess who’s tweeting to whom — and feel free to add your own sweet kidlit tweets in the comments. @Wolf: @GirlinRed Ain’t no mountain high enough / ain’t no forest wide enough […]

“When’s Thanksgiving?”

(with apologies to julie fogliano) when’s thanksgiving? where’s thanksgiving? when’s our out-of-office living? is it in a couple hours? is it far or is it near? we’ll have turkey or tofurky and a break from worky worky, ‘cause we’re thankful for our bookwork but our sleepy sleep is dear.