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Poetry Month

Anyone who is Facebook friends with Roger Sutton knows about his abiding love for poetry; he posts a poem and accompanying photograph nearly every day. Here’s The Horn Book’s answer to the question “What Makes Good Poetry?” • From the Editor: “Treat a poem like a picture book: read it, read it again, read it […]

Making a Difference Spring 2017

Acts of kindness, civic engagement, social justice, and activism. People of all ages can help change the world. • Making a Difference: resources about social justice and activism • Family Reading: A Place for All Families: the Horn Book’s newest blog • With a Little Help from Their Friends: new picture books about small gestures […]

Earth Day and Week of Action

On April 22, we celebrated Earth Day by attending the March for Science; this week (April 24th-28th) is the March’s Week of Action. Here are some resources celebrating our precious planet, educating young readers about the crises it faces, and offering them age-appropriate models for environmental activism. • Earth Day booklist • She Blinded Me […]

Week in Review, April 17th-21st

This week on… Check out our beautiful new Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards microsite! And if you’re at TxLA this weekend, run, don’t walk, to booth #2909 for a chance to win a trip to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards/Horn Book at Simmons weekend! From the May/June 2017 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special […]

Week in Review, April 10th-14th

This week on… Remembering Patricia C. McKissack April’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for David Elliott on Bull, more YA retellings, picture books about small acts of kindness, eco-conscious primary books, and middle-grade novels about friendships between kids and animals Peter H. Reynolds video Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: […]

Patricia C. McKissack (1944–2017)

The death of Patricia McKissack earlier this week at age 72, four years after the death of her husband and frequent collaborator Fredrick, is a huge loss to the children’s literature community. Their son Fredrick Jr.’s description is heart-achingly poignant: “In a way, I think my mother died of a broken heart.” In Roger’s review […]

From the Editor – April 2017

Don’t miss the annual special issue of The Horn Book Magazine, this year on the theme of humor. Wow, that sounds deadly. But it isn’t, trust me! Along with mostly-serious articles about how and why to be funny in books for young people, we’ve also solicited some of our author and illustrator friends to tell […]

Week in Review, April 3rd-7th

This week on… Preview the May/June 2017 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Humor May/June 2017 starred reviews Spring 2017 Horn Book Guide cover revealed Peter H. Reynolds Talks with Roger via video Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz; illus. by Sydney Smith — plus a Q&A for […]

Preview May/June 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Humor Cover by Jon Agee. “Say Something Funny”: musings of author and accidental humorist Lisa Yee. New Yorker art editor and TOON publisher Françoise Mouly asks, “What’s So Funny About Comics?” “Laughter and Resistance”: Philip Nel on humor as a weapon in the age of Trump. “Mocking Moscow”: author Eugene Yelchin on political […]

Week in Review, March 27th-31st

This week on… “The CCBC’s Diversity Statistics: A Conversation with Kathleen T. Horning” by Martha V. Parravano Peter H. Reynolds VIDEO Talks with Roger Amy Sarig King Talks with Roger Editor Sarah Pieters Talks with Roger Women’s History Month, Week 5 World Autism Awareness Week and Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month Reviews of the Week: Picture […]