Horn Book Magazine – November/December 2014

November/December 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents Features “Does YA Mean Anything Anymore?: Genre in a Digitized World” by John Green The author’s 2014 Zena Sutherland Lecture. “Thom’s Rules of Order” by Thom Barthelmess Ten tips for good book discussion. “House Hunters: Storyland Edition” by Ron Koertge In which the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe finds new […]

The Horn Book Magazine – September/October 2014

September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents Features “The Voice of Reason” by Starr LaTronica. ALSC responds to Roger’s controversial editorial. “Robert McCloskey at 100″ by Leonard S. Marcus On the centennial of his birth, a look at the iconic illustrator’s early years. “Elisabeth Hamilton & Margaret McElderry: Two Approaches, One Passion” by Barbara Bader Editors who made their […]

The Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2014

July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents Features “Caldecott 2014″ by Martha V. Parravano The year in pictures. “Considering the Caldecott, or: Can Twelve Books Win? No.” by Judy Freeman A member of the 2014 Caldecott committee weighs in. “Caldecott Medal Acceptance” by Brian Floca “A Profile of Brian Floca” by Richard Jackson “Newbery 2014″ by Elissa Gershowitz The […]

The Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2014

May/June 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents Features Harriet at 50 We mark the golden anniversary of Louise Fitzhugh’s immortal Harriet the Spy. “Spying on Louise Fitzhugh” by K. T. Horning “Fifty Years of Novel Exploits” by Betsy Hearne “I Spy: Harriet and I” by Jack Gantos “Becoming a Book Detective” by Cathryn M. Mercier “Writer, Wrestler, Stutterer, Spy” […]

The Horn Book Magazine — March/April 2014

March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents   Features Leonard S. Marcus 14 An Interview with Neal Porter A renowned publisher shares his insight into the current state of picture books. Jon Scieszka and Molly Leach 28 Design Matters The classic Horn Book article — now in color. Julie Danielson 44 Just Enjoy the Pictures: Hand-Crafted Versus Digital Art […]

The Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2014

January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents   Features 12 Horn Book Fanfare Our choices for the best books of 2013. 23 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Gallery 2013 Celebrating the year’s winners and honor books. 24 Nonfiction 30 Picture Book 36 Fiction Monica Edinger 52 Books About Africa Showing young readers the real Africa. Columns Roger Sutton 9 Editorial […]

The Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2013

November/December 2013 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents   Features Christopher Myers 10 Young Dreamers What if George Zimmerman had read The Snowy Day? Linda Sue Park  17 Writer vs. Author The author’s 2013 Zena Sutherland lecture. Columns Roger Sutton 7 Editorial It’s Your Party Roger puts on a fresh bow tie and goes out on the town(s). Angela J. […]

The Horn Book Magazine — September/October 2013


Table of Contents   Features Barbara Bader 11 Persons of Interest The untold rewards of picture book biographies. Ariel Baker-Gibbs and Deirdre Baker 28 Sign in Print The unique challenges American Sign Language presents for writers. Christina Chant Sullivan 51 Disturbing (or Not?) Young Adult Fiction A middle school teacher’s mixed feelings about assigning “disturbing” […]

The Horn Book Magazine — July/August 2013

July/August 2013 Horn Book Magazine cover

Table of Contents   Features Robin L. Smith 11 Caldecott 2013 The year in pictures. Jon Klassen 21 Caldecott Medal Acceptance Mac Barnett 27 A Profile of Jon Klassen Martha V. Parravano 31 Newbery 2013 The year in words. Katherine Applegate 39 Newbery Medal Acceptance Michael Grant 47 A Profile of Katherine Applegate Katherine Paterson […]

The Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2013


Table of Contents   Features Caroline Fraser 10 Peter Rabbit and the Tale 
of a Fierce Bad Publisher The bunnysploitation of a 
children’s literature icon. Jeanne Birdsall 27 Middle Grade Saved My Life In praise of middle grade novels—and 
why not to confuse them with YA. Jonathan Hunt 31 The Amorphous Genre Needed: a gateway […]