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Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2017

January/February 2017 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


“Horn Book Fanfare” by Horn Book editors
Our choices for the best books of 2016.

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards: BGHB Award Gallery 2016
On the fiftieth anniversary of the awards, we celebrate this year’s winners and honorees, in three categories.

Picture Book

“Outside the Box” by M. T. Anderson
The author’s keynote address at the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, on the theme “Out of the Box.”

“Fostering Wonder” by Kathleen T. Isaacs
How picture books can enhance children’s appreciation for the natural world.


“She’s With Us” by Roger Sutton
A letter to the Librarian of Congress.

A Second Look
“The Egypt Game” by Katie Bircher
A discussion of free-range childhood and casual diversity in Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s novel, published fifty years ago.

From The Guide
Wonder-full World
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Book Reviews


On the Web

January/February Starred Books


Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed

Cover © 2017 by Francis Vallejo. Page 1 art from When Spring Comes. Illustration © 2016 by Laura Dronzek.






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