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Peter Dickinson, 1927-2015

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One-of-a-kind British writer Peter Dickinson died in December at age eighty-eight. His work cannot be easily categorized: a prolific author, he wrote everything from adult detective novels to speculative YA science fiction to heart-stopping adventures to intriguing almost-fantasies. The protagonists in his work for children range from an American-missionary boy who finds himself trekking through […]

Week in Review, February 15th-19th: Black History Month Week 3

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: “Who Can Tell My Story” and “Dream Keepers” (2015 Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance) by Jacqueline Woodson three […]

Week in Review, February 8th-12th: Black History Month Week 2

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: “Decolonizing the Imagination” by Zetta Elliott “The Dillons on the Dillons” by Leo, Diane, and Lee Dillon “The Changing […]

From the Editor – February 2016

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In honor of Black History Month, we are daily posting key articles from the Horn Book archives about the African American experience in children’s and young adult literature. Up today: Augusta Baker’s “The Changing Image of the Black in Children’s Literature,” a speech she gave in 1974 in honor of the Horn Book’s fiftieth anniversary, […]

Week in Review, February 1st-5th: Black History Month Week 1

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Black History Month For Black History Month, we’ve selected articles by and/or about African American children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout February, with a roundup on Fridays. This week’s selections: Black History Month 2016 at The Horn Book introduction “Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers” by Vaunda […]

Preview March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazine

March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazne

Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday: To mark the occasion, publisher David Reuther; authors Elaine Scott, Varian Johnson, Kurtis Scaletta, Kate Messner, and Tony DiTerlizzi; and librarian Julie Roach reflect on Beverly Cleary’s work. Ibi Zoboi on building a “Fine Bookshelf” of mirror books. Plus, her interview with authors Edwidge Danticat and Rita Williams-Garcia. The Writer’s Page: […]

Week in Review, January 25th-29th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… January’s Horn Book Herald, special 2016 ALA Awards edition: 5Q for Jerry Pinkney, our reviews of honored books, and lots of web extras January’s Nonfiction Notes: Immigration; customs and lifestyles; inspiring athletes; investigating crime; psychology and mindfulness Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Red Hat by David Teague; 
illus. by Antoinette […]

Week in Review, January 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… From the Guide: Spanish-Language and Bilingual Books We’re on Pinterest — come say hi and see our boards! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Murphy in the City by Alice Provensen Fiction: Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather by Grace Lin Nonfiction: Amazing Places selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; illus. by Chris […]

In pictures

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I don’t know about you, but I am addicted to Pinterest. That means I am extra excited to announce that The Horn Book has a brand-new Pinterest account! Come check out our boards at pinterest.com/thehornbook — so far we’ve got Mag and Guide cover galleries, ALA pics, reviews of the week, and Talks with Roger […]

Week in Review, January 11th-15th

Week in Review

This week on hbook.com… Horn Book reviews of the 2016 ALA YMA winners and honor books including Caldecott, Newbery, CSK Author and Illustrator Awards, Belpré, Printz, Sibert, Geisel, Batchelder, and more Photos from the 2016 ALA Midwinter conference January Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Barbara McClintock, movin’ and groovin’ picture books, PS nonfiction […]