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Week in Review, November 14th – 18th

Week in Review

This week on… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Julie Hakim Azzam’s “Books in the Home: ‘Mommy, Do I Have White Skin?': Skin Color, Family, and Picture Books” Caren Stelson Talks with Roger about Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: I Used to Be a […]

2016 National Book Award Winner

550_Comic-Con 2016 Children's-March by Justin Eisinger

The winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; illus. by Nate Powell. Read The Horn Book‘s reviews of the March trilogy here: March: Book One March: Book Two March: Book Three And you can read our Five Questions interview with the […]

Week in Review, November 7th – 11th

Week in Review

This week on… November’s issue of Notes from the Horn Book: 5Q for Nicola Yoon, YA love stories in troubling times, fall-themed picture books, intermediate artist biographies, novels starring middle schoolers who find new talents (and new friends) Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Bossier Baby by Marla Frazee Fiction: Juana & Lucas by […]

Week in Review, October 31st – November 4th

Week in Review

This week on… Remembering Natalie Babbitt 2016 Horn BOO! and Baby Horn BOO! Halloween reading recommendations November/December 2016 The Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents November/December Editorial: “We’re with Her” by Elissa Gershowitz and Martha V. Parravano Mordicai Gerstein Talks with Roger Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales […]

Natalie Babbitt, 1932–2016


Beloved author and illustrator Natalie Babbitt died this past Monday; she had been recently diagnosed with lung cancer. She gave the children’s book world immeasurable gifts — her books. In the New York Times obituary, her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt, described her as a remarkable woman “who left her mark in the literary world with her […]

Week in Review, October 24th-28th

Week in Review

This week on… From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: “Decolonizing Nostalgia: When Historical Fiction Betrays Readers of Color” by Sarah Hannah Gómez October’s Nonfiction Notes newsletter: presidential biographies, domestic animals, natural resources at risk, personal and global economics, blood and gore (for Halloween!) Melissa Sweet Talks with Roger Reviews of […]

Apply for a spring Horn Book internship!


Interested in learning more about the children’s book industry, book reviewing, or how magazines and review journals operate? A Horn Book internship is a great place to start. Our editorial interns are an invaluable help in managing the gazillion books that enter and leave our office (and if the phrase “gazillion books” sounds appealing to […]

Week in Review: October 17th-21st

Week in Review

This week on… We had a blast at Boston Book Festival — and we’ve got the pics to prove it! See any familiar faces? Over on Twitter, author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld has some advice for the presidential candidates… Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Return by Aaron Becker — plus a Q&A for the author/illustrator Fiction: […]

Week in Review, October 10th-14th

Week in Review

This week on… We’ll be at Boston Book Festival tomorrow! Stop by booth #61 and say hi — and pick up Horn Book swag! Mag editor Elissa Gershowitz will also be hosting Jon Klassen’s children’s lit keynote at 10:30 am. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Bertha Mahony Miller’s Bookshop […]

From the Editor – October 2016


I hope you can join The Horn Book this Saturday at the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square and its environs. Courtesy of our friends at The Boston Globe, we have a booth (#61, prime placement right outside the Boston Public Library), so come say hello and pick up some swag, including issues of The […]