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Week in Review, August 29-September 2

Week in Review

This week on… Horn Book at Simmons 2016 full program… and sale! New Horn Book family blog — we have a name! September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine Table of Contents Roger’s September/October Horn Book Magazine editorial: “Unboxing” Summer Board Book Roundup Charlie at 50 and RIP Gene Wilder Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: […]

Boston-area events in September


Connect with favorite authors and fellow book-lovers at a slew of events coming up this month. Here’s a small sampling, see our event calendar for all details and even more events. Tonight, Thursday, September 1st, Kidlit Drink Night will be taking a field trip for Josh Funk’s double book launch party. Come to Tavern in […]

New Horn Book family blog – we have a name!

Family Reading

Without further ado, The Horn Book presents the name and logo of our upcoming new blog, “Family Reading: Reading to Children. Reading with Children. Children Reading.” Here Roger talks about the inspiration behind the blog and about the wonderful logo art done by illustrator and friend-of-the-Horn-Book Liza Woodruff. Family Reading will debut on September 14. […]

HBAS16 full program… and sale!


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 […]