Don’t be a Square: Enter the Triangle Giveaway!

Don’t be a Square—enter the Triangle giveaway for a chance to win 1 copy of Triangle, signed by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 1 Triangle poster, 1 Triangle pin, and 2 Triangle tattoos!

To enter, listen to Mac and Jon’s episode of The Horn Book podcast (listen here:, and then submit your answers to the following questions before 11:59 PM (ET) on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

US participants only. Entrants must be 18 or older. Two winners (who answer all 5 questions correctly) will be randomly selected and announced on Facebook on April 14, 2017.TriangleGiveawayPhoto_Photo with text

Nancy Pearl Reads Aloud New Children’s Classic – Isabella Star of the Story

Nancy Pearl, America’s super librarian, has recorded her first audiobook — the new children’s classic, Isabella: Star of the Story. For fun and free downloadable posters, activities and book tour information on the New York Times bestselling series, visit:….

Hank Finds an Egg Receives Starred Publisher’s Weekly Review

Dudley has created the artwork for her wordless debut by crafting a small forest creature, setting him in a handmade forest full of cut-out ferns and dead leaves, and then photographing him in various poses. Hank looks a bit like a baby chimpanzee, or perhaps a baby chimpanzee in a bear costume; his black bead eyes and diminutive snout peer out from a hooded suit. Hank finds an egg on the forest floor that’s fallen from a nest in a branch high over his head. After several unsuccessful attempts to climb the tree, Hank wraps the egg up and gives it to the mother hummingbird, who carries it up herself. He’s rewarded when the egg hatches along with its clutchmates, and three small hummingbirds dance in the air in front of him. Aside from Hank’s trouble climbing the tree, the story is free of threat or conflict and suitable for the very youngest readers. Delicious details like Hank’s twig ladder and carefully moss-wrapped egg show that Dudley is firmly in touch with her inner child. This is an artist to watch. Ages 3–up. (May), ISBN: 978-1-4413-1158-0. More info

Candlewick Press Wins Caldecott + More!

Jon Klassen’s This is Not My Hat is Candlewick Press’s first Caldecott Medal winner! The award is for the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. (HC: 978-0-7636-5599-0, $15.99)


Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz is a Newbery Honor, a most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. (HC: 978-0-7636-53804, e-book: 978-0-7636-6246-2, $17.99)


Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell has received a Geisel Honor award, amost distinguished American book for beginning readers. (HC: 978-0-7636-5475-7, $14.99)



October Mourning by Lesléa Newman is a Stonewall Book Honor for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgendered experience. (HC: 978-0-7636-5807-6, $15.99, also available in audio)


Katherine Paterson has been awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder award. The award honors an author or an illustrator whose books published in the US have made over a period of years a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Her Candlewick book, The Flint Heart, she co-authored with her husband, John Paterson (HC: 978-0-7636-4712-4, $19.99; PB: 978-0-7636-6243-1, $9.99)