Horn Book Magazine Cover Gallery

Randolph Caldecott was The Horn Book Magazine‘s first — and for decades only — cover artist. Then in 1985 another picture book master, Maurice Sendak, took over the task for a few issues, leading the way for a whole new crop of talented contributors. Much of their work is on view below in our electronic gallery of magazine covers from recent years.


January/February 2013 Horn Book Magazine

January 2013
art by Jon Klassen

March/April 2013 Horn Book Magazine

March 2013 art by Paul Zelinsky

May 2013
art by Jeannie Baker

July 2013
art by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

September 2013

November 2013


January 2012
art by Sally Mavor

March 2012

May 2012
art by Jose-Luis Olivares

July 2012
art by Melissa Sweet

September/October 2012 Horn Book Magazine

September 2012 art by Crockett Johnson

November/December 2012 Horn Book Magazine

November 2012 art by Renata Liwska


January 2011
art by Matt James

March 2011
art by Matt Tavares

May 2011
art by Marla Frazee

July 2011
art by Tomie dePaola

September 2011
art by Chris Van Allsburg

November 2011
art by Brock Cole


January 2010
art by Leslie Patricelli

March 2010
art by Brian Selznick

May 2010
art by Clement Hurd

July 2010
art by Jerry Pinkney

September 2010
art by Michael Emberly

November 2010
art by Anita Lobel


January 2009
art by Jonathan Bean

March 2009
art by Helen Oxenbury

May 2009
art by Llilian Hoban

July 2009
art by Beth Krommes

September 2009
art by Harry Bliss

November 2009
art by Lane Smith


January 2008
art by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

March 2008
art by Lisa Campbell Ernst

May 2008
art by Christopher Myers

July 2008
art by Brian Selznick

September 2008
art by Lane Smith

November 2008
art by Olivier Dunrea


January 2007
art by Lois Ehlert

March 2007
art by Hudson Tallbott

May 2007
art by S. D. Schindler

July 2007
art by James Marshall

September 2007
art by Tomie dePaola

November 2007
art by Ian Falconer


January 2006
art by Mini Grey

March 2006
art by Kazu Kibuishi

May 2006
photo by Tana Hoban

July 2006
art by Chris Raschka

September 2006
art by Arthur Geisert

November 2006
art by Leo and Diane Dillon


January 2005
art by Lynne Rae Perkins

March 2005
art by Crockett Johnson

May 2005
art by Douglas Florian

July 2005
art by Kevin Henkes

September 2005
art by Maurice Sendak

November 2005
art by Hans Christian Andersen


January 2004
art by Maira Kalman

March 2004
art by Marc Simont

May 2004
photo by Laelia Mitchell

July 2004
art by Mordicai Gerstein

September 2004
art John Tenniel

November 2004
text from Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes


January 2003
art by Bob Graham

March 2003
art by Ashley Bryan

May 2003
photo of Eric Carle Museum

July 2003
art by Eric Rohmann

September 2003
art by Paul Zelinsky

November 2003
art by Marice Sendak


January 2002
art by Nancy Willard

March 2002
art by J. R. R. Tolkein from The Hobbit

May 2002
art by E. L. Konigsburg

July 2002
art by David Wiesner

September 2002
art by Barry Root

November 2002
art by Peter Sis


January 2001
art by W. W. Denslow

March 2001
art by Randolph Caldecott

May 2001
art by Willam Steig from A Gift from Zeus

July 2001
art by Judd Winnick

September 2001
art by Margot Zemach

November 2001
art by Art Spiegelman


January 2000
photo by Susan Kuklin

March 2000
art by Natalie Babbitt

May 2000
art by Michele Lemieux from Stormy Night

July 2000
art by Simms Taback

September 2000
art by Barbara Cooney from Miss Rumphius

November 2000
art by Rachel Isadora

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  1. Thanks for sharing; seeing the new covers is part of the enjoyment of receiving the Horn Book every couple months.

  2. Laura Harrison says:

    July, 2005. Kevin Henkes rules! LOL

  3. Anne M. Duncan says:

    My most recent favorite is January 2012.

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