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We’ve just posted the full program for this year’s Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: “Out of the Box” (hey, catchy name!). Sign up before September 9 for a 20% discount. Who are you most excited to see? Here is the amazing (seriously, chills!), first-ever video announcement of the 2016 winners by Roger Sutton and Linda […]

Week in Review, August 22nd-26th

Week in Review

This week on… “What Makes a Good School Story?” newsletter featuring 5Q for Adam Rex and Christian Robinson and recommended picture book, primary, intermediate, middle-school, and high-school stories From the September/October 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “From the Guide: First-Day-of-School Picture Books” Jewell Parker Rhodes Talks with Roger John Steptoe’s 1987 Boston […]

John Steptoe’s 1987 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award speech for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

steptoe_mufaro's beautiful daughters

By John Steptoe First, I want to say how much I appreciate this honor. During the two-and-one-half years it took me to complete Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Lothrop) I often wondered if my belief in what I was doing was justifiable. During those long months I felt I was doing something different, something bolder, something largely […]

Week in Review, August 15th-18th

Week in Review

This week on… Roger’s Paper Doll Bow Ties: For Roger’s twentieth anniversary as The Horn Book’s editor in chief, we asked some of his favorite illustrators to decorate his favorite fashion item. Now you can, too! Kelly Barnhill Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah OHora […]

Week in Review, August 8th-12th

Week in Review

This week on… August 2016 Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: five questions for Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Lewis on March, more YA nonfiction about historical crossroads, picture books about good dogs with bad habits, welcoming new easy readers and chapter books, and intermediate books starring plucky protagonists From the July/August […]

From the Editor – August 2016


I invite you to join The Horn Book and Simmons College for the seventh annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, to be held at Simmons College in Boston on October 1st. Our theme this year is “Out of the Box,” as we join with the recipients of the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards to look […]

Week in Review, August 1st-5th

Week in Review

This week on… It’s Fan Week at The Horn Book! We’ve been celebrating our favorite authors and fandoms, fan culture and creations, and author/fan engagement all week. Click here to see lots (and we mean LOTS) of love for Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Neil Gaiman, Susan Cooper, Rainbow Rowell, Philip Pullman, The Baby-Sitters […]

Preview September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine

September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine

Author Kekla Magoon’s Second Look at Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and cover art by Kadir Nelson from the 40th Anniversary Special Edition. Author/illustrator Christopher Myers’s “Orlando.” “Machetes”: from Jason Reynolds’s 2016 CSK Author Honor award acceptance speech for All American Boys. “How I Discovered Young Adult Poetry”: Marilyn Nelson’s 2016 Zena Sutherland Lecture. […]

Week in Review, July 25th-29th

Week in Review

This week on… From the July/August 2016 Horn Book Magazine: “From the Guide: Celebrating Music” Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson; illus. by Meilo So Fiction: Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding; […]

Week in Review, July 18th-22nd

Week in Review

This week on… Richard Peck Talks with Roger — our inaugural video TWR! Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Mr. Hulot at the Beach by David Merveille Fiction: As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds Nonfiction: Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy 
Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb App: Toca Tailor: Fairy Tales Read Roger: Tribal trials […]