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Week in Review, January 16th – 20th

Week in Review

This week on… The 2017 Calling Caldecott winners are here! Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 Making a Difference, Week 3 Letter to the Editor from Tracy Aitken, January/February 2017, and Response from Roger Sutton Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies Fiction: Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin; trans. […]

Week in Review, January 9th-13th

Week in Review

This week on… Big news: 2017 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and Sydney Taylor Book Awards announced Calling Caldecott’s Mock Caldecott voting process began this week! See the results of the initial ballot, and vote now in round 2! January’s Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Andrea Davis Pinkney, snowy-day picture books, […]

2017 Sydney Taylor Book Awards announced


The winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Awards are: For Younger Readers: I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy; illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley (Simon) For Older Readers: The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz; with illustrations by Hatem Aly (Dutton) Read Fall 2016 […]

From the Editor – January 2017


It is ALA awards month, and I hope you can join us at the association’s Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, January 20th through 24th. The Horn Book will be at booth #2117 in the exhibit hall, and executive editor Martha V. Parravano and I will be making the rounds and picking up the gossip. (Unfortunately, MVP […]

Week in Review, January 2nd-6th

Week in Review

This week on… January/February 2017 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents and Editorial: “She’s With Us” January 2017: Making a Difference Remembering Judith Ortiz Cofer and Marilyn Sachs Wise words from the 2016 BGHB winners: all winners’ and honorees’ acceptance speeches, plus M. T. Anderson’s HBAS keynote “Outside the Box” Boston-area events for January […]

Judith Ortiz Cofer and Marilyn Sachs


We were sad to hear about the deaths, just before the New Year, of Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-2016) and Marilyn Sachs (1927-2016), two of children’s literature’s Great Ladies. Cofer’s 1995 linked short story collection An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio was a touchstone work in children’s books: “A milestone in multicultural publishing for […]

Boston-area events for January


Celebrate a new year of great reads with authors and fellow book-lovers at many events coming up this month! Here’s a small sampling of what January holds; see our event calendar for all details and even more events. The movie adaptation of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls opens on Friday, January 6th. YA author and […]

Week in Review, December 12th – 16th

Week in Review

This week on… The annotated Fanfare 2016 list is here! Featuring a grouchy grandma, a civil rights hero, a “braggadocious” showman, patriarchy-smashing heroines, and more! From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Saving Sisters” by Jeannine Atkins Lisa Yee Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Branch by Mireille […]

2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards speeches


Follow the links below to be inspired, moved, awed, and entertained by the complete 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards speeches (and while you’re at it, re-watch the 2016 BGHB announcement with Roger Sutton and Linda Pizzuti Henry — you won’t regret it!). Click on the tags BGHB16 and HBAS16 for timelines, pictures, and more. Photos, […]

Week in Review, December 5th-9th

Week in Review

This week on… Announcing Fanfare 2016 — our choices for the best books of the year! “What Makes a Good Picture Book?” newsletter Our new “Making a Difference” landing page, featuring resources on activism and social justice Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems Fiction: When the Sea Turned to Silver by […]