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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 Digitally Divided Family.”
  • Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on his favorite picture books of 2011.
  • Deirdre F. Baker considers the recent spate of YA novels written in the present tense.
  • Benjamin Goulet rides the highway to heck with “What Makes a Good Rock-and-Roll Book?” for young children.
  • Patrick Jennings presents “The Chocolate Games,” a deliciously thrilling remix of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Hunger Games.
  • Original cover art by Salley Mavor.


  1. Laura Harrison says:

    Wow! I am going to need extra copies of the Jan/Feb 2012 issue. Absolutely magnifient.

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