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The Horn Book’s Making a Difference landing page


The Horn Book has compiled some resources about social justice and activism on a new landing page called Making a Difference. There, we will be posting Horn Book articles, links, booklists, and discussion points about the topics; we’ll let you know via Read Roger, Family Reading, and Out of the Box; Facebook and Twitter (@RogerReads […]

Week in Review, November 28th – December 2nd

Week in Review

This week on… 2016 Holiday High Notes Preview the January/February 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine Starred Reviews coming in the January/February Magazine Lynne Rae Perkins Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle; illus. by Becca Stadtlander Fiction: Ghost [Track […]

Preview January/February 2017 Horn Book Magazine

January/February 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Francis Vallejo. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2016. Coverage of the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos—in our 50th year! “Out of the Box”: M. T. Anderson’s Horn Book at Simmons keynote address. In “Fostering Wonder,” Kathleen T. Isaacs examines how picture books can […]

Week in Review, November 21st – 25th

Week in Review

This week on… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Foreign Correspondence: “An Interview with Deborah Ahenkorah: Torchbearer for African Children’s Publishing” by Summer Edward November’s issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Native American Heritage Month, American immigration, feminism, psychology and empowerment, music makers Reviews of the Week: Picture […]

Mock book awards | Class #6, fall 2016


During our last class on November 30, students will meet in mock award groups. At the first class, we formed five award committees based on students’ personal preferences. We’ve got a Geisel committee, a Sibert committee, and three Caldecott committees. Each student nominated one or two 2016 books which they will present to their group […]

Week in Review, November 14th – 18th

Week in Review

This week on… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Julie Hakim Azzam’s “Books in the Home: ‘Mommy, Do I Have White Skin?': Skin Color, Family, and Picture Books” Caren Stelson Talks with Roger about Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Used to Be a […]

2016 National Book Award Winner

550_Comic-Con 2016 Children's-March by Justin Eisinger

The winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; illus. by Nate Powell. Read The Horn Book‘s reviews of the March trilogy here: March: Book One March: Book Two March: Book Three And you can read our Five Questions interview with the […]

Week in Review, November 7th – 11th

Week in Review

This week on… November’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Nicola Yoon, YA love stories in troubling times, fall-themed picture books, intermediate artist biographies, novels starring middle schoolers who find new talents (and new friends) Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bossier Baby by Marla Frazee Fiction: Juana & Lucas by […]

Week in Review, October 31st – November 4th

Week in Review

This week on… Remembering Natalie Babbitt 2016 Horn BOO! and Baby Horn BOO! Halloween reading recommendations November/December 2016 The Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents November/December Editorial: “We’re with Her” by Elissa Gershowitz and Martha V. Parravano Mordicai Gerstein Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales […]

Natalie Babbitt, 1932–2016


Beloved author and illustrator Natalie Babbitt died this past Monday; she had been recently diagnosed with lung cancer. She gave the children’s book world immeasurable gifts — her books. In the New York Times obituary, her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt, described her as a remarkable woman “who left her mark in the literary world with her […]