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New Notes

The new Notes from the Horn Book is coming soon to an inbox near you, with – five questions for Lee Bennett Hopkins – poetry picture books – new chapter books for young readers – nonfiction about American legends – young adult historical fiction In each newsletter you’ll also find online resources provided by Teaching […]

Required reading for Women’s History Month

We’ve just put up a list of recommended women’s history books on the Horn Book website.

New Guide Online reviews

The Spring 2011 Horn Book Guide, covering books published from July to December 2010, will be out in April. Get a sneak peek over at our website, where we’ve added 349 reviews to the Guide Online.

New newsletter and next issue’s stars

The ALA awards edition of Notes from the Horn Book arrives this afternoon — if you’re not subscribed, visit our website to view it online and sign up. If that’s not quite enough to tide you over until the next issue, here are the books receiving starred reviews in the March/April Magazine: Where’s Walrus? by […]

Snow day confessions

What did the Horn Book staff read during their snow day yesterday? You may be surprised! Roger: I started listening to Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood. It’s the first in a detective series set in the 1920s; here our Bright Young Thing heroine the Hon. Phyrne Fisher, bored with London, goes to Melbourne and finds […]

A proud day for Amos McGee

Over at The Horn Book website, you’ll find yesterday’s ALA award winners, plus our reviews of winning titles. Congratulations to all the winners! Also, January’s Notes from the Horn Book (including five questions for Jeannie Baker, armchair-traveling novels for middle graders, “Read it again!”-worthy toddler books, nonfiction picture books, and “out-of-this-world” YA) is in your […]

December Notes: all Fanfare, all the time

December’s Notes from the Horn Book is full of Fanfare goodness, with glowing recommendations of 26 of the year’s best-of-the-best books for children and young adults — plus an interview with honoree Megan Whalen Turner. The December Notes is available online, but make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on upcoming issues.

Drumroll, please!

We’re delighted to announce the 2010 Horn Book Fanfare list, our picks for the best children’s and young adult books of the year. Picture Books Mirror, written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker (Candlewick) Me and You, written and illustrated by Anthony Browne (Farrar) I Know Here, written by Laurel Croza, illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood) […]

Spring Guide preview!

The Spring 2011 Horn Book Guide will be published in April — but you can get a sneak peek now. We’ve just updated the Guide Online database with 209 new reviews of titles published from July to December 2010.

Oy vey! A Hanukkah booklist

Though Elissa laments the lack of good Hanukkah books published this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of tried-and-true titles to last at least the next seven nights. Check ’em out here. And while you’re at it, see what else—like a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie review—is new on the Horn Book website. […]