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Week in Review, January 28th – February 1st

This week on… The 2019 Youth Media Awards were announced at ALA’s midwinter meeting in Seattle on Monday, January 28th! See how the Horn Book reviewed the winning titles. Starred reviews coming in the March/April 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Found. by Jeff Newman; illus. by Larry Day Fiction: Inventing Victoria […]

Week in Review, January 21st – 25th

This week on… Calling Caldecott reveals the results of its 2019 Mock Caldecott ballot! Walter Wick Talks with Roger January 2019 Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: general knowledge, exploring our oceans, weather and climate, graphic biographies and memoirs Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer; […]

Week in Review, January 14th – 18th

This week on… Calling Caldecott’s first 2019 Mock Caldecott ballot is open now until Monday! From the January/February 2019 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Why Stop at Windows and Mirrors?: Children’s Book Prisms” by Uma Krishnaswami Erin Entrada Kelly Talks with Roger about You Go First Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Chicken Talk […]

Week in Review, January 7th – 11th

This week on… 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards acceptance speeches January 2019 Notes from the Horn Book: five questions for Caroline Cala, recommended read-alouds, early-chapter-book mysteries and madcap plans, and eye-opening YA history Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome Fiction: Best Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala Nonfiction: […]

Week in Review, December 24th – January 4th

This week (and last week!) on… It’s been quiet at the office with the holidays, but here are reflections on our 2018 plus some excellent reading to start 2019 off right: Horn Book highlights from 2018 January/February 2019 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents and Editorial: “Technicolor Dreams” by Elissa Gershowitz Also from the […]

Week in Review, December 17th – 21st

This week on… 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner Interviews Cindy’s pictures of our “jolly holiday” outing Holiday High Notes #25DaysofHolidayBooks continues! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Kitten and the Night Watchman by John Sullivan; illus. by Taeeun Yoo Fiction: I Lost My Tooth! [Unlimited Squirrels] by Mo Willems Nonfiction: Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, […]

Week in Review, December 10th – 14th

This week on… 2018 Horn Book Fanfare, complete with annotations Holiday High Notes — recommended holiday books #25DaysofHolidayBooks continues! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee Fiction: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson Nonfiction: Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist by […]

Week in Review, December 3rd – 7th

This week on… Preview the January/February 2019 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: original cover by Jillian Tamaki; Fanfare; 2018 BGHB Awards speeches and pics; Uma Krishnaswami on books as “prisms”; Grace Lin asks white authors to “Speak with Us, Not for Us”; lots more! From the November/December 2018 Horn Book Magazine: Publishers’ Previews: Picture Books: […]

Week in Review, November 19th – 30th

This week (and last week!) on… Despite the Thanksgiving break (and a week without email!) we’ve been very busy! 2018 Fanfare: our choices for the best books of the year (complete list with annotations coming in the December issue of Notes and in the January/February 2019 magazine) January/February 2019 starred reviews #25DaysofHolidayBooks Reviews of […]

Week in Review, November 12th – 16th

This week on… From the November/December 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “The CCBC’s Diversity Statistics: Spotlight on LGBTQ+ Stories” by Madeline Tyner From The Guide: “We Need Middle-Grade LGBTQ+ Books” November’s Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: 5Q for Traci Sorell and Frané Lessac, picture books about nature’s cycles, intermediate historical fiction, […]