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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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