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Preview November/December 2013 Horn Book Magazine


“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


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

July/August 2013 Horn Book Magazine cover

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


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

March/April 2013 Horn Book Magazine cover

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

Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2012

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 […]

Preview July/August 2012 Horn Book Magazine

July/August 2012 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Awards Jack Gantos’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech for Dead End in Norvelt and a profile of Gantos by his editor Wesley Adams. Chris Raschka’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech for A Ball for Daisy and a profile of Raschka by his wife Lydie Raschka. Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance Speech by Kadir Nelson […]

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 […]