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Horn Book Magazine – March/April 2016

March/April 2016 Horn Book Magazne

Table of Contents


Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday
A series of tributes to the author and her work.

The Real Ramona” by David Reuther

Telling the Truth While Making Things Up” by Elaine Scott

“Dear Mrs. Cleary” by Varian Johnson

“Everyone Needs a Ramona” by Kate Messner

“Beverly Cleary and the Art of Growing Up” by Kurtis Scaletta

“Ramona in the 21st-Century Library” by Julie Roach

“Once Upon a Time It Was 1950” by Tony DiTerlizzi

“A Fine Bookshelf” by Ibi Zoboi
Building a home library of “mirror books.” Plus, an interview with Edwidge Danticat and Rita Williams-Garcia.


“Everybody’s Talking” by Roger Sutton
Defining our terms on social media.

The Writer’s Page
What Is Narrative Nonfiction?” by Marc Aronson
The craft of engaging readers with facts.

Field Notes
“Escaping Series Mania” by Betty Carter
Why big kids still need picture books.

From The Guide
Narrative Nonfiction
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Book Reviews
Audiobook Reviews


On the Web
March/April 2016 Starred Books
Index to Books Reviewed
Index to Advertisers

Illustrations by Louis Darling Copyright © 1968 by Beverly Cleary. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.


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