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Countdown to Boston Globe-Horn Book and Horn Book at Simmons 2016!


The Boston Globe-Horn Book and Horn Book at Simmons weekend is almost here! We can’t wait to hear the winners and honorees speak at the awards ceremony on Friday night, followed on Saturday by the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: “Out of the Box” (nice name!). The colloquium features panels and discussions with the winners […]

Week in Review, September 19th-23rd

Week in Review

This week on… Monika Schröder Talks with Roger From the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine: Fall 2016 Publishers’ Previews featuring Adam Gidwitz, Brian Won, Laurie Halse Anderson, Sharon Creech, Helen & Thomas Docherty, Robin Roe, Brendan Wenzel, Ed Vere, Kevin Sands, Jennifer Mathieu Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Rescue Squad No. 9 by Mike […]

Meet our fall 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 Kaylee and Molly and design intern Kellie, all of whom are a huge help to us this fall. Interested in a Horn Book internship? The application […]

Week in Review, September 12th-16th

Week in Review

This week on… NEW: Introducing our bouncing baby blog, Family Reading! From the September/October 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Marilyn Nelson’s Zena Sutherland Lecture: “How I Discovered Young Adult Poetry” September’s Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Vera Brosgol, picture books behaving badly, chapter books about interspecies friendships, middle-grade graphic novels, […]

From the Editor – September 2016


Today marks the debut of our newest blog, Family Reading, which will concern itself with all things books in the home. The blog will feature new and classic articles from The Horn Book Magazine as well as posts from parents and caregivers of all stripes about connecting their children with good books. We are seeking […]

Week in Review, September 5th-9th

Week in Review

This week on… RIP Anna Dewdney, 1965–2016 Calling Caldecott is back! Which books do you want to see CC cover this year? From the September/October 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “A Second Look: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Kekla Magoon Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Goodbye Summer, 
Hello Autumn by […]

Anna Dewdney, 1965-2016

anna dewdney

We were very sad to hear about the untimely passing of Anna Dewdney, creator of the Llama Llama books. Here is her wonderful Fostering Lifelong Learners conference speech delivered in 2013 at the Cambridge Public Library in Massachusetts. “By reading with a child, you are teaching that child to be human…”

Week in Review, August 29-September 2

Week in Review

This week on… Horn Book at Simmons 2016 full program… and sale! New Horn Book family blog — we have a name! September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents Roger’s September/October Horn Book Magazine editorial: “Unboxing” Summer Board Book Roundup Charlie at 50 and RIP Gene Wilder Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: […]

Boston-area events in September


Connect with favorite authors and fellow book-lovers at a slew of events coming up this month. Here’s a small sampling, see our event calendar for all details and even more events. Tonight, Thursday, September 1st, Kidlit Drink Night will be taking a field trip for Josh Funk’s double book launch party. Come to Tavern in […]

New Horn Book family blog – we have a name!

Family Reading

Without further ado, The Horn Book presents the name and logo of our upcoming new blog, “Family Reading: Reading to Children. Reading with Children. Children Reading.” Here Roger talks about the inspiration behind the blog and about the wonderful logo art done by illustrator and friend-of-the-Horn-Book Liza Woodruff. Family Reading will debut on September 14. […]