BGHB submissions deadline coming up


The submission deadline for 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards is less than a month away and the judges are eager to see more of the best that’s out there. Books must be published in the United States between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 and will not be accepted after May 15. Head to […]

Preview May/June 2012 Horn Book Magazine

May/June 2012 Horn Book Magazine cover

Roger Sutton’s “What Hath Harry Wrought?” examines children’s publishing, post-Harry Potter. Uma Krishnaswami calls for more humor in multicultural children’s literature. Barbara Bader on the birth of children’s librarianship in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Jane Yolen’s original poems capture the essence of classic children’s book authors. Rebecca Donnelly muses on what lights up children’s literature. Sight […]

Preview March/April 2012 Horn Book Magazine

March/April 2012 Horn Book Magazine cover draft

Special Issue: Books Remixed: Reading in the Digital Age Stephen Roxburgh sees into the e-future Susan Meddaugh lets “Martha Speak” for herself M. T. Anderson travels (as a reader) with The Time Machine Roger Sutton interviews Holes director Andrew Davis Virginia Duncan on creating the Freight Train app Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus interviews Dan […]

2011 annual index

The 2011 annual Horn Book Magazine index is now available for your convenience. You’ll find the Spring 2011 Horn Book Guide index (and previous years’ indices for both publications) there as well. Enjoy exploring!

Hold on to your hats, subscribers


Copies of the January 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine were just delivered to the office, and Salley Mavor’s cover art (a preliminary image of which you can see here) is absolutely breathtaking to behold. Until you can actually feast your eyes on your own copies, we’ve posted Salley Mavor’s acceptance speech for the […]

Preview January/February 2012 Horn Book Magazine


Horn Book Fanfare—our choices for the best books of 2011. 2011 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: Speeches from Nonfiction winner Steve Sheinkin, Picture Book winner Salley Mavor, and Fiction winner Tim Wynne-Jones. Richard Peck adapts his keynote address from the Horn Book at Simmons colloquium, “Books to Unite the

New newsletter

november 2011 notes

November’s Notes from the Horn Book is here! This issue’s got – five questions for Melissa Sweet on Balloons over Broadway – picture book bios – middle-grade audiobook recommendations – YA page-turners – Holiday High Notes Not a subscriber? View it online or sign up.

Calling all interns!

There’s still time to apply for the Horn Book’s two spring 2012 editorial internship positions! Please visit the “Employment” section of our website for more information about our internships and how to apply. The deadline is November 15.


october 2011 notes

October’s Notes from the Horn Book is online and in mailboxes. Goodies this time around include – five questions for Claire A. Nivola, author of Orani: My Father’s Village – artist memoirs – finding home in picture books – recommended Halloween books for all ages – superior supernatural YA Subscribe here.

September Notes

notes september

Subscribers should receive their September Notes from the Horn Book any minute now. This issue includes – five questions for Grin and Bear It author Leo Landry – new back to school books – small-of-stature picture book protagonists – illustrated middle-grade fiction – historical fiction (and one biography) for YA Enjoy! Not a subscriber? View […]