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Horn Book Magazine – November/December 2014

November/December 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“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 digs.


“Self Service” by Roger Sutton
What self-publishers don’t know about children’s books.

The Writer’s Page
“Beyond the Magically (Dis)abled” by Cammie McGovern
#WeNeedDiverseBooks…about disability.

Field Notes
“What Happened to the Frog?” by Jonathan Hunt
Jon Klassen, Mo Willems, and the Common Core.

From The Guide
“Steampunk for Tweens and Teens”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Holiday High Notes
Book Reviews
Audiobook Reviews


Letters to the Editor
November/December Starred Books
On the Web
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover from Santa Clauses. © 2014 by Chuck Groenink. Page 1 art from Here Comes Santa Cat. © 2014 by Claudia Rueda.




  1. Just read the article in this months Horn Book – Beyond the Magically (Dis) abled by Cammie Mc Govern. This was great and so well said. Thanks for sharing it. Is there a way I can get a digital copy of this article? I would love to share it with a local arts group call Upstream Arts – which uses the art of theater and visual art to help teach children with disabilities. Thanks for a job well done. Joanne Toft

  2. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:

    Hi Joanne,
    Thank you for the kind words! We’ve just put the article up on our website here:

  3. I agree with Joanne! This was my favorite article in the Horn Book this month. Thank you for the link. Will be sharing widely.

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