Friday, September 01, 2006

September/October Horn Book

Our September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine is out; a special issue with the theme, "What Makes a Good Book." (We decided to leave the question mark to our readers.) You can view the table of contents, which itself links to a few articles and reviews from the issue, including my long-promised take on stars. To subscribe to the Horn Book, or to order a copy of this issue, please contact Alison Amato at aamato@hbook.com.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

I don't get to see our copy of Horn Book Magazine until another librarian finishes with it, so I'm always glad to see the table of contents posted here along with sample reviews.

I'll be passing along the article on starred reviews to a children's literature professor, it's great. And ... I would be remiss not to mention the Pajama review being accessible online. It was great, THANK YOU.

Melinda said...

Hurry up and get the mail out! I want to see!

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Lynn said...

Hey Melinda, from the post follow Roger's "table of contents" link, then scroll down to "book reviews". It is the second sample review listed.

(What's up with the lovely spam comments?)

rindamybyers said...

Yum, yummy! Looks like a feast!

DON'T you just love it though when now and again in a purple moon a book pops up that gets really raved over by lots of people? Seems like those are the rarest...

I still think there needs to be colors for the stars in the "Hornbook," though. All one size, well, okay, okay, several in a row, okay, fine, but colors, yes, yes, yes, sort of to fit the feeling aspect of the stars given by individual folks! Wow! Real stars do. Have colors I mean. But. I realize that maybe the most of the literary world might not be ready for colored stars. It's okay. I'll just put the colors in myself in my head...

Anonymous said...

What about moons, hearts and clovers?

L'il Bro said...

An interesting article on stars, but I have to wonder at your comment that the librarians, "to a woman..."
Are there no male librabrians? Or would that be librarimans? Or were there no men who responded to your post? I, for one, am related to a librariman, and wouldn't ever describe him as womanly (he'd pummel me).

Roger Sutton said...

They was all wimmin.

Abby said...

Thank you so much for the article on stars; it supports thoughts that I've been having about reviews. As a relatively new children's librarian (almost at the ten month mark), I'm still learning how to read reviews, and determining how much value to place upon a starred review . It's already clear to me that not all starred books are a good fit for my library: being in a small, rural town, any book about urban issues - no matter how good - will gather dust on the shelves.

Melinda said...

Hey Lynn -- I meant the print version, which hadn't arrived in the mail at that time. But then when I *did* get it, we suddenly got hit with a slew of sale books I had to proofread and I still haven't read my HB and it's been three days! So what am I doing here, I suddenly wondered.

Lynn said...

Melinda: Ahh, yes. After I posted I figured as much, but decided not to bother deleting. I won't get to see our copy of the print version until Christmas or later, so I was probably disproportionately gleeful to see the online info.

Why are you here? Why are any of us? It's just fun.

Edith said...

I know this post is from ages ago, but I'm trying to find the link for the stars post & it doesn't work anymore. Can you provide me with it? edithcohn(at)gmail(dot)com