From the Editor – August 2014

I hope you can join Horn Book executive editor Martha V. Parravano and me at Fostering Lifelong Learners, a one-day conference the Horn Book, along with School Library Journal and the Cuyahoga County Public Library, is sponsoring on September 19th at the Parma-Snow branch of the CCPL in Parma, Ohio. Martha and I will be […]

Week in Review, August 4th-8th

Week in Review

This week on… Starred reviews, September/October Horn Book Magazine August children’s lit events in Boston Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Hermelin the Detective Mouse by Mini Grey; illus. by the author Fiction: Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank Nonfiction: Park Scientists [Scientists in the Field] by Mary Kay Carson; 
photos by […]

Week in Review, July 28th-August 1st

Week in Review

This week on… Preview the September/October 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Leonard Marcus on McCloskey, Gregory Maguire on John Rowe Townsend, Starr LaTronica on that infamous editorial, and more Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Can Do It Myself by Valorie Fisher; 
photos by the author Fiction: Space Taxi: Archie Takes […]

Preview September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine

September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. ALSC immediate past president Starr LaTronica responds to Roger Sutton’s July/August 2014 editorial. Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on the hundredth anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s birth. Borderlands: Judith Ridge, writer and critic, talks with fellow Aussie author Jaclyn Moriarty. Critic Barbara Bader writes an appreciation of legendary […]

Week in Review, July 21st-25th

Week in Review

This week on… Summer 2014 Board Book Roundup Let’s Get Lost author Adi Alsaid Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Pom and Pim by Lena Landström; illus. by 
Olof Landström; trans. from 
the Swedish by Julia Marshall Fiction: Like No Other by Una LaMarche Nonfiction: Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton […]

Week in Review, July 14th-18th

Week in Review

This week on… Classic HB from our archives: “The Flat-Heeled Muse” by Lloyd Alexander (April 1965 issue) Read about Mandiba for International Nelson Mandela Day Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara; illus. by the author Fiction: Skies like These by Tess Hilmo Nonfiction: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and […]

Week in Review, July 7th-11th

Week in Review

This week on… July’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5 questions for The Great Greene Heist author Varian Johnson, more middle-school capers, pet picture books, nature nonfiction, and dragons and witches in YA fantasy From the July/August 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “From the Guide: Cultural Diversity in Middle-Grade Fiction” […]

July Notes

july 2014 notes

In this month’s Notes from the Horn Book, we chat with author Varian Johnson about his tightly plotted novel The Great Greene Heist — and his favorite heist movies! You’ll also find • more middle-school capers • pet picture books • primary nature nonfiction • dragons and witches in YA fantasy Read the issue online […]

Newbery 2014: The Year in Words


“You’ve got winner written all over you,” says the Whack-a-Duck man in Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee’s Bink & Gollie: Two For One, winner of the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. “How I love it when little ladies win large donuts.” Kate DiCamillo is having a very good year. On January […]

From the Editor — July 2014

Roger Sutton

We lost two significant pioneers of YA literature this past month. When Nancy Garden’s Annie on My Mind was published in 1982, the possibilities for GLBTQ characters in teen fiction changed forever. The book said to gay kids: you are not going through a phase, you will meet others like yourself, you can have a […]