Preview March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine

March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Illustration Leonard S. Marcus interviews publisher Neal Porter about picture books. Classic Horn Book: Jon Scieszka and Molly Leach’s seminal article “Design Matters” — now in color. Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blogger Julie Danielson looks at hand-crafted versus digital art. Lolly Robinson talks with Molly Bang about illustrating picture book nonfiction. Shadra Strickland […]

Preview January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine

January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book Fanfare: our choices for the best books of 2013. Coverage of the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. Borderlands: Sophie Brookover, Elizabeth Burns, and Kelly Jensen discuss the emergence of New Adult books. The Writer’s Page: Jane Yolen revisits Owl Moon. Monica Edinger calls for a more nuanced depiction of […]

Preview November/December 2013 Horn Book Magazine

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“Young Dreamers” by Christopher Myers. Linda Sue Park’s 2013 Zena Sutherland Lecture, “Writer vs. Author.” Field Notes: The Y-Librarian, a new app for readers. Caldecott at 75: Kathleen T. Horning concludes a multi-part series of articles looking back at the Caldecott Medal by decade, here focusing on the 1980s and Arthur Yorinks and Richard Egielski’s […]

Preview September/October 2013 Horn Book Magazine

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Barbara Bader on the uniqueness of picture book biographies. Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on curating the exhibit “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” at the New York Public Library. Mother-daughter duo Deirdre F. Baker and Ariel Baker-Gibbs look at the representation of American Sign Language in children’s and young adult literature. Caldecott […]

Preview July/August 2013 Horn Book Magazine

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Special Issue: Awards Original cover art by 2013 Caldecott Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Robin L. Smith, coauthor of the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott blog, looks back at the 2013 Caldecott contenders. Jon Klassen’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance speech. Mac Barnett’s profile of his friend and collaborator, Jon Klassen. Horn Book Magazine executive editor Martha V. Parravano’s […]

Preview May/June 2013 Horn Book Magazine

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Caroline Fraser examines the sordid publishing history of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Foreign Correspondence: Karen Jameyson takes us deep into Jeannie Baker’s process for creating the cross-cultural picture book Mirror. Author Jeanne Birdsall stresses the importance of letting middle grade be middle grade. Jonathan Hunt on the future of connecting kids with nonfiction. Caldecott […]

Preview March/April 2013 Horn Book Magazine

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Special Issue: Different Drummers The Writer’s Page: Authors Polly Horvath and Jack Gantos exchange ideas on what it is to be weird. In their own unique ways. Barbara Bader discusses the work of versatile illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky (whose original art graces the March cover). Roger Sutton interviews two independent children’s book publishers: Mary Cash […]

Preview January/February 2013 Horn Book Magazine

January/February 2013 Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book Fanfare: our choices for the best books of 2012. Coverage of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, excerpts from speeches, photos. Caldecott at 75: Kathleen T. Horning begins a seven-part series of articles looking back at the Caldecott by decade, starting with 1939 award winner Mei Li. Borderlands: Yolanda Hare asks […]

Preview November/December 2012 Horn Book Magazine

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In his 2012 Zena Sutherland Lecture Neil Gaiman poses the question: “What the [Very Bad Swearword] Is a Children’s Book Anyway?” Susan Cooper remembers Margaret Mahy. Board book roundup: aficionado Viki Ash recommends some recent titles. Foreign Correspondence: Horn Book designer and production manager Lolly Robinson tours some of London’s illustration archive sites. Books in […]

Preview September/October 2012 Horn Book Magazine

September/October 2012 Horn Book Magazine

Philip Nel illuminates 1950s America in an adapted excerpt from his new book about Crockett Johnson, Ruth Krauss, and the FBI. Christine M. Heppermann on her experiences as a work-for-hire writer of series nonfiction. Susan C. Griffith calls for a reframing of discussion surrounding racism and The Cay. Susan Dove Lempke answers the question: “What […]