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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 […]

Week in Review: October 17th-21st

Week in Review

This week on… We had a blast at Boston Book Festival — and we’ve got the pics to prove it! See any familiar faces? Over on Twitter, author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld has some advice for the presidential candidates… Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Return by Aaron Becker — plus a Q&A for the author/illustrator Fiction: […]

Week in Review, October 10th-14th

Week in Review

This week on… We’ll be at Boston Book Festival tomorrow! Stop by booth #61 and say hi — and pick up Horn Book swag! Mag editor Elissa Gershowitz will also be hosting Jon Klassen’s children’s lit keynote at 10:30 am. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Bertha Mahony Miller’s Bookshop […]

From the Editor – October 2016


I hope you can join The Horn Book this Saturday at the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square and its environs. Courtesy of our friends at The Boston Globe, we have a booth (#61, prime placement right outside the Boston Public Library), so come say hello and pick up some swag, including issues of The […]

Picture books and easy readers | Class #2, fall 2016


During our first class, we started to look at picture books. For our second class on October 19, we are adding easy readers into the mix. Here’s what we are reading and discussing: Two more picture books Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown That New Animal by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Pierre Pratt Two […]

Week in Review, October 3rd-7th

Week in Review

This week on… Last Friday we celebrated the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony, followed by the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium on Saturday. We had a fantastic time! Thanks to all who attended; mark your calendars for October 6th and 7th for next year’s events. Highlights from the 2016 BGHB/HBAS celebration: BGHB and HBAS […]

2016 BGHB/HBAS celebration roundup

bghb 2016 congrats

For fifty years, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards have been recognizing the very best in children’s books. Last Friday, we celebrated 2016’s winning books with the honorees, judges, and fellow children’s book enthusiasts, then had a day of thoughtful discussion on Saturday. Here’s a roundup of all our online coverage of the winners, the ceremony, […]

Unboxing BGHB and HBAS


This year’s BGHB/HBAS weekend, as they typically do, began with boxes. Carts full of boxes, which were full of bags, which we stuffed full of posters, Post-its, and other goodies. It was all very well contained and well planned (thank you, Katrina!). But as organized as the event was, its purpose was to celebrate books […]

BGHB16 and HBAS16 slideshow

Carole Boston Weatherford, Roger Sutton, and Ekua Holmes. Photo: Josh Reynolds

We had a fantastic time at the emotional Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony on Friday, September 30th and the thought-provoking Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: “Out of the Box” on Saturday, October 1st. Boston Globe photographer Josh Reynolds (and our staff members, wielding smartphones!) caught many of the weekend’s highlights. There’s more to come in […]

Picture books | class #1, fall 2016


For our first class on October 12, we will be reading two picture books and three articles. Where the Wild Things Are is a classic now, but when it was first published in 1963 it was controversial. If you knew this book as a child, what did you notice this time that you might not […]