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Archives for 1986

Horn Book Fanfare 1986

Best books of 1986 Chosen annually by our editors, Fanfare is The Horn Book Magazine’s selection of the best children’s and young adult books of the year. Picture Books The Selkie Girl retold by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Warwick Hutton (McElderry) Not So Fast Songololo written and illustrated by Niki Daly (McElderry) Pigs from A […]

William Steig’s Horn Book Magazine cover

William Steig’s Horn Book Magazine cover from November/December 1986 through September/October 1987

Could Randolph Caldecott Win the Caldecott Medal?

by Anita Silvey With this editorial I do not mean to cast aspersion on this year’s Caldecott choice or on any particular choice of the Caldecott Committee over the past dozen years but to talk about a trend in the selection process. Since I worked with and supported Chris Van Allsburg during the beginning of […]

Could Randolph Caldecott Win the Caldecott Medal?

by Anita Silvey With this editorial I do not mean to cast aspersion on this year’s Caldecott choice or on any particular choice of the Caldecott Committee over the past dozen years but to talk about a trend in the selection process. Since I worked with and supported Chris Van Allsburg during the beginning of […]

Robert McCloskey interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_mccloskey.mp3 Child’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults. MUSIC Narrator: Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live. But every time Mr. Mallard saw what looked like a nice place, Mrs. Mallard said it was no good. There were […]

Horn Book Radio Review

  Originally aired on National Public Radio in the summer of 1986, these interviews with renowned writers and illustrators were conducted by Anita Silvey, then the editor of the Horn Book, and produced by Greg Fitzgerald. Also broadcast was a review by school children of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express. All are available as […]

Children review The Polar Express

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_polarexpress.mp3 MUSIC Child: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults. MUSIC Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. At Horn Book, we’ve had many years of practice in selecting books for children, but on occasion we like to […]

James Marshall interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_marshall.mp3 MUSIC Child’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults. Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. If you’ve been reading any picture books to three-, four-, or five-year-olds recently, you may be very familiar with my […]

Uri Shulevitz interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_shulevitz.mp3 Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. The American picture book for children is one of this country’s greatest contributions to world literature. And my guest today, Caldecott Medal Winner, Uri Shulevitz, who illustrated One Monday Morning, Rain Rain Rivers and The Treasure, […]

Could Randolph Caldecott Win the Caldecott Medal?

With this editorial I do not mean to cast aspersion on this year’s Caldecott choice or on any particular choice of the Caldecott Committee over the past dozen years but to talk about a trend in the selection process. Since I worked with and supported Chris Van Allsburg during the beginning of his career in children’s […]