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April 24, 2014

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Over At the Horn Book

In this blog, I’ve had a several posts about “New Adult,” books aimed at readers over 18. And, at ALA last year, Sophie Brookover, Kelly Jensen, and I conducted a conversation starter about New Adult. Sophie, Kelly, and I recently collaborated on an article about New Adult for the January/February 2014 issue of The Horn Book, [...]

Give ’Em Chalk: Hands-On Learning Is Fun and Builds Literacy Skills | Editorial

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The most exciting time for a kindergarten teacher is when a kid looks up and says, ‘Hey, I can read!’” Fostering early literacy is the focus of our very first theme issue. We’re also debuting a new look, with some significant improvements to the all-important reviews section.

Bean, Rowell, Byrd win 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

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Jonathan Bean’s Building our House, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, and Robert Byrd’s Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin have been named the winners of the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, revealed today at BookExpo America.

Our Bertha

I’m over at Kidlit Celebrates Women’s History Month today,  talking about Horn Book founder Bertha Mahony Miller. See also my review of a new picture book biography of one of Bertha’s great friends, Miss Moore (Thought Otherwise).
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Blow My Own Horn!

It’s March, and do you know what that means? It means the March/April 2013 Edition of  Horn Book is available! Making this more exciting than usual, at least for me, is what can be found on page 47: “Reading: It’s More Than Meets The Eye, Making books accessible to print-disabled children” by “Elizabeth Burns.” Yes, [...]

Lois Lowry Speaks: How Readers’ Concern for Characters in “The Giver” Turned One Book into a Series of Four

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In a live School Library Journal webcast, author Lois Lowry discussed her dystopian classic “The Giver” and how she came to write its recent released follow-up, “Son.”

Pictures of the Week: Vaunda Michaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie at the Horn Book Colloquium

Author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrator R. Gregory Christie at the Horn Book Colloquium on September 29 at Simmons College in Boston. Their novel, No Crystal Stair (Carolrhoda Lab, 2012), won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction.

Author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrator R. Gregory Christie at the Horn Book Colloquium on September 29 at Simmons College in Boston. Their novel, No Crystal Stair (Carolrhoda Lab, 2012), won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction.

2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winners Unveiled

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The tale of a little girl who loves to knit, a story about a Harlem book seller, and a book about the life and work of artist Chuck Close are winners of the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

Publishing Pros Discuss Kids Books in the Digital Age

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When it comes to children’s books, can print survive the digital age? For the immediate future, the answer is yes, say some top publishing professionals who attended the “What Makes a Children’s Book Great?” conference at Scholastic’s headquarters in downtown New York.