Book Reviews

The Best Summer Books for Kids

From picture books to teen literature, The Horn Book provides its list of the best books for kids of all ages to read over summer break.

Pennsylvania Boy Named Library of Congress Contest Winner

A Pennsylvania boy was named the Grand Prize winner in the 2018 Library of Congress Summer Writing Contest. Tyler Williams, who entered through Spring City Free Library in Chester County, wrote about the Harry Potter series on the theme of "A…

Local Author's Newbery-Medal Acceptance Speech

Erin Entrada Kelly is a professor of children's literature at Rosemont College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Her book, Hello, Universe, won the 2018 Newbery Medal and this is an excerpt of the acceptance speech she gave this week. It was…

Philadelphia Free Library Summer Program Motivates Kids to Read

The Free Library of Philadelphia kicked off its Summer of Wonder series in style Thursday with an event that included special guests and fun activities. Third graders from three different Philadelphia elementary schools came to the library to learn about…

Summer Reading Contests, Enrichment in PA, NJ, DE

Update: A Pennsylvania boy was named the Grand Prize winner in The Library of Congress Summer Writing Contest. Tyler Williams, who entered through Spring City Free Library in Chester County, wrote about the Harry Potter series on the theme of…

Narberth Author's Work Chosen for Pennsylvania One Book

Narberth, PA resident Zachariah OHora’s My Cousin Momo is this year’s Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child selection. The book, about a flying squirrel that isn’t what his cousins expect, will be used across the state to get preschoolers engaged…

Summer Reading List 2018

Picture Books Suggested grade level: PS–2 Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes; illus. by Gordon C. James (Millner/Bolden/Agate) 2018 Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Honors, Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award,…

Irresistible Reads for 2017

Prevent the dreaded summer slide and let your kids curl up with a cool lemonade and one of these books, suggested by children’s literature experts at The Horn Book.

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