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From the Editor – June 2016


We’ve just announced the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards — and via video no less! — the fiftieth time we’ve done so (which is a lot if not quite enough to constitute a fiftieth anniversary; ask a math teacher). The awards will be conferred in a ceremony on September 30th in Boston at Simmons College […]

Hbook Podcast 1.15 – BGHB Awards!


Podcast the fifteenth in which Siân and Roger talk about the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners (woot!). Do You Know?? Tweet your answer for Roger’s Extra Special Trivia Questions to Siân: What two books have won the Newbery Medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the National Book Award? What two authors have won the BGHB award three times? […]

Hbook Podcast 1.14 – Special Guest Megan Dowd Lambert


Note! Roger and Siân will be at the Horn Book booth at the Hubbub Festival on Saturday, June 4th from 9 am to 11 am. Come visit us! And now, your regularly scheduled programming… Podcast the fourteenth in which Siân and Roger talk with author, professor, mother, and generally awesome woman Megan Dowd Lambert. Megan’s […]

HBook Podcast 1.13 – Special Guest Vicky Smith


Podcast the thirteenth in which Siân and Roger chat with Vicky Smith, Children’s and Teen Editor at Kirkus Reviews, about Unmaking the White Default, ALA awards, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Books we talk about Kenneth Oppel and Jon Klassen, The Nest John Bellairs, The House with the Clock in Its Walls Steve […]

HBook Podcast – Your Stories


Are you a teacher or librarian? We want to hear from you! What fabulous books do you use in the classroom or during story time? Why? Send a 30 second audio clip to telling us what books you love, what books you find useful, or what books you’ve discovered recently and we’ll play your suggestions in […]

HBook Podcast 1.12 – Special Guest Educator


Podcast the sixth in which Siân and early education teacher Meg Lederhos (who also happens to be Siân’s coworker at The Bar) talk about content, curriculum, and diversity (or lack thereof) in books for the classroom. Books we talk about Robert McCloskey, Make Way for Ducklings Aaron Becker, Journey Shana Corey, The Secret Subway Hervé Tullet, […]

Letter to the Editor from Ginny Moore Kruse, March/April 2016

March/April 2016 Horn Book Ever since I read the recent Horn Book tribute to Beverly Cleary, my friend and colleague Eliza T. Dresang has been in my mind. Now that the 100th anniversary of Beverly Cleary’s birth is being celebrated, I’m thinking of both of these amazing women. Perhaps Eliza is most widely known for […]

From the Editor – May 2016


On June 2nd, the Boston Globe and the Horn Book will be announcing the winners of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for the fiftieth time. Arguments have been raging in the office on the difference between the 50th occurrence of something and the 50th anniversary, which is actually the 51st time — oh, never mind, […]

HBook Podcast 1.11 – Bowdlerizing (or not?)


Podcast the eleventh in which Siân and Roger talk about editing already published works, exercising, and the upcoming special awards issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Books we talk about Little Red Riding Hood Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle P. L. Travers, Mary Poppins Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch, Amazing Grace Judy Blume, […]

Editorial: &


Last fall Horn Book editor Roger Sutton interviewed wife-and-husband picture-book creators Erin E. Stead & Philip C. Stead for our Publishers’ Previews advertising section. Here’s one part of their exchange: Roger: I’ve always maintained that there’s a significant difference between “and” and “&.” Erin & Philip: Now that you mention it, there is something about […]