Principal reviewers are permanent members of The Horn Book review staff.
Jennifer M. Brabander is former senior editor of The Horn Book Magazine.
Betty Carter, an independent consultant, is professor emerita of children’s and young adult literature at Texas Woman’s University.
Vancouver writer and critic Sarah Ellis is on the faculty of The Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Danielle J. Ford is an associate professor of science education at the University of Delaware.
Christine M. Heppermann is a freelance writer and former children’s bookseller based in Chicago.
Jonathan Hunt is a school librarian for the Modesto City Schools District in California.
Susan Dove Lempke is assistant library director for youth, programs and techonology at the Niles Public Library in Illinois.
Joanna Rudge Long is former editor of Kirkus Reviews and a frequent lecturer on children’s books.
Dean Schneider teaches sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Robin L. Smith teaches second grade at the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Guest reviewers write occasional book reviews for the Magazine.
Lauren Adams teaches high school English and ELL in Natick, Massachusetts.
Tanya D. Auger is a former middle school teacher with a master’s degree in learning and teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Barbara Bader, a longtime contributor, is the author of American Picturebooks from Noah’s Ark to the Beast Within and a former children’s book editor, nonfiction editor, and editor in chief of Kirkus Reviews.
Deirdre F. Baker reviews children’s books for the Toronto Star and teaches children’s literature at the University of Toronto.
Thom Barthelmess has worked in public libraries across the country and is now a lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University and serves as Curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center.
Writer J. L. Bell blogs about fantasy literature for children at Oz and Ends (ozandends.blogspot.com) and was editor of Oziana, creative magazine of the International Wizard of Oz Club. He also runs the Boston 1775 blog (boston1775.blogspot.com) about the start of the American Revolution in Massachusetts.
Sam Bloom is a children’s librarian at the Blue Ash branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Robin Brenner is a Reference and Teen Librarian at the Public Library of Brookline in Brookline, Massachusetts. She is also editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review site No Flying No Tights.
Anita L. Burkam is a former associate editor of The Horn Book Magazine.
Mary Burkey is a middle school teacher-librarian who has served as the chair of ALA’s Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, blogs about audiobooks at audiobooker.booklistonline.com, and is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Century of Sound Literature.
Monica Edinger teaches fourth grade at the Dalton School in New York City.
Betsy Hearne is professor emerita of children’s literature and storytelling in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. She is also a reviewer, a critic, and the author of books for both adults and children.
Kathleen T. Horning is the director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, a library of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books.
Kathleen Isaacs is a former middle school teacher.
Nina Lindsay is supervising librarian for children’s services at the Oakland Library in Oakland, California.
Angela J. Reynolds is head of Youth Services at Annapolis Valley Regional Library in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Julie Roach manages youth services at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also teaches children’s literature at Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science and at Lesley University.
Rachel L. Smith, former marketing and circulation manager for The Horn Book, Inc., is editor for an educational publisher. She is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science at Simmons College.
April Spisak is a former reviewer for The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. After working as a youth services librarian for several years, she returned to the University of Illinois for the PhD program, and is currently a student.
Jessica Tackett is a collections librarian at the Boston Public Library in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds masters degrees in library science and children’s literature from Simmons College.
Ashley Waring is a children’s librarian at the Reading Public Library in Reading, Massachusetts.