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Bertha Mahony founded The Horn Book in 1924 to herald the best in children’s literature. More than eighty years later, we are still following her lead. The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide are the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature and the core of our company.

We also produce The Horn Book Guide Online, a fully searchable database of more than 80,000 reviews, and Notes from the Horn Book, our monthly e-newsletter for parents. And of course we produce this website as well. Visit it often for uncommon insight and timely information. We’re always open. You’re always welcome.

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