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BGHB at 50: Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, established in 1967, we will be publishing a series of appreciations of BGHB winners and honorees from the past. Further installments will appear in the Magazine and on hbook.com/bghb throughout 2017. Here is a conversation I had on the phone with my nineteen-year-old […]

Week in Review, May 15th-19th

This week on hbook.com… Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! See our top 10 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books from the last year for preschoolers through high schoolers (with annotations), then download our pretty, printable PDF. Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: “BGHB at 50: […]

BGHB at 50: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi: A Personal Recollection

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, established in 1967, we will be publishing a series of appreciations of BGHB winners and honorees from the past. This is the second in the series to be published in The Horn Book Magazine (see Gregory Maguire’s article on Jill Paton Walsh’s Unleaving). […]

Week in Review, May 8th-12th

This week on hbook.com… Farewell and good luck to Guide Assistant Editor and HB Podcast host Siân Gaetano — today is her last day at The Horn Book! Our 2017 Summer Reading recommendations are here! See our top 10 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books from the last year for preschoolers through high schoolers (with annotations), […]

Week in Review, May 1st-5th

This week on hbook.com… We’re on Instagram! Follow @thehornbook for featured Magazine articles, sneak peeks at upcoming issues, “Reviews of the Week” roundups, highlights from the Guide, office high jinks, and much more. Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! This week’s featured BGHB reminiscence: Elizabeth Partridge on The True Confessions of […]

HB + Insta = ♥

We have bad news and good news for fans of @hbpodcast, the Horn Book Podcast Instagram account helmed by podcast host and Horn Book Guide assistant editor Siân Gaetano: With Siân leaving the Horn Book — sob! — in a few weeks, she is shifting that account into a personal one, renamed @kidlitchick (just like […]

BGHB at 50: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Our eight- and ten-year-old boys were in bed, teeth brushed and ready. Over the years, our family had managed to hang on to nightly reading, slowly working our way up from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie through the unabridged Robin Hood and Huckleberry Finn. The dogs each curled up on a kid’s bed, […]

What’s so funny about the 2017 Special Issue?

It turns out: a lot! In our May/June special issue on the subject of humor, Lisa Yee, Françoise Mouly, Eugene Yelchin, Philip Nel, Gail Carriger, Julia Marshall, and many more contributors cover what’s funny and what’s not (is poop funny? it depends — ha!), how to be funny, and how humor works as a narrative […]

Week in Review, April 24th-28th

This week on hbook.com… Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin Talk with Roger (and don’t miss Eugene Yelchin’s 2013 Magazine article “The Price of Truth” on the danger — and value — of reading in a police state) April 2017 “Spring News” edition of The […]

#NESCBWI17 recap

The New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (NESCBWI) Annual Conference is a place to get re-inspired, a place to gain new insights and apply familiar ones to new projects, to encourage friends’ work. And this year, as the conference theme put it, it was a place to “Expand & Diversify Your Portfolio.” […]