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Week in Review, April 17th-21st

Week in Review

This week on… Check our our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! And if you’re at TxLA this weekend, run, don’t walk, to booth #2909 for a chance to win a trip to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards/Horn Book at Simmons weekend! From the May/June 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special […]

Week in Review, April 10th-14th

Week in Review

This week on… Remembering Patricia C. McKissack April’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for David Elliott on Bull, more YA retellings, picture books about small acts of kindness, eco-conscious primary books, and middle-grade novels about friendships between kids and animals Peter H. Reynolds video Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: […]

Patricia C. McKissack (1944–2017)


The death of Patricia McKissack earlier this week at age 72, four years after the death of her husband and frequent collaborator Fredrick, is a huge loss to the children’s literature community. Their son Fredrick Jr.’s description is heart-achingly poignant: “In a way, I think my mother died of a broken heart.” In Roger’s review […]

From the Editor – April 2017


Don’t miss the annual special issue of The Horn Book Magazine, this year on the theme of humor. Wow, that sounds deadly. But it isn’t, trust me! Along with mostly-serious articles about how and why to be funny in books for young people, we’ve also solicited some of our author and illustrator friends to tell […]

Week in Review, April 3rd-7th

Week in Review

This week on… Preview the May/June 2017 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Humor May/June 2017 starred reviews Spring 2017 Horn Book Guide cover revealed Peter H. Reynolds Talks with Roger via video Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz; illus. by Sydney Smith — plus a Q&A for […]

Preview May/June 2017 Horn Book Magazine


Special Issue: Humor Cover by Jon Agee. “Say Something Funny”: musings of author and accidental humorist Lisa Yee. New Yorker art editor and TOON publisher Françoise Mouly asks, “What’s So Funny About Comics?” “Laughter and Resistance”: Philip Nel on humor as a weapon in the age of Trump. “Mocking Moscow”: author Eugene Yelchin on political […]

Week in Review, March 27th-31st

Week in Review

This week on… “The CCBC’s Diversity Statistics: A Conversation with Kathleen T. Horning” by Martha V. Parravano Peter H. Reynolds VIDEO Talks with Roger Amy Sarig King Talks with Roger Editor Sarah Pieters Talks with Roger Women’s History Month, Week 5 World Autism Awareness Week and Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Meet our spring interns!

spring 17 interns

Every semester, we ask our interns to tell us a little about themselves. (Our ulterior motive: we want to chat with them about their favorite books!) Meet editorial interns Liz and Kayla and design intern Brett, all of whom are a huge help to us this spring. Interested in a Horn Book internship? The application […]

Week in Review, March 20th-24th

Week in Review

This week on… Board Book Roundup: Going-to-bed books March’s Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Women in STEAM, spring into poetry, environmental activism, kids and computing, collective biographies Women’s History Month, Week 4 Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay Fiction: Bull by David Elliott  Nonfiction: Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and […]

Apply for a summer Horn Book internship!

design intern Kellie at work

Interested in learning more about the children’s book industry, book reviewing, or how magazines and review journals operate? A Horn Book internship is a great place to start. Our editorial interns are an invaluable help in managing the gazillion books that enter and leave our office (and if the phrase “gazillion books” sounds appealing to […]