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Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2018

January/February 2018 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents


Horn Book Fanfare
Our choices for the best books of 2017.

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards
BGHB Awards Gallery 2017
Celebrating the year’s winners and honorees — in the BGHB Awards’ fiftieth anniversary year.

  • Picture Book
  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction and Poetry

BGHB at 50
Amber and Essie and Vera and Me” by Julie Roach
The 2017 committee chair shares her first BGHB experience — and a keepsake of Vera B. Williams’s 2002 Honor Book for Fiction and Poetry, Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart.

“Working with Iona” by Rosemary Wells
A remembrance of Iona Opie by her collaborator on two iconic Mother Goose collections.


“The First Rule of BGHB” by Roger Sutton
Fifty years of a most offbeat award.

“Antiques Roadshow Visits Storyland”
Snow White’s coffin, Jack’s candlestick, and other fairy-tale treasures.

From The Guide
Family Matters”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Book Reviews


On the Web

January/February Starred Books


Index to Books Reviewed

Cover from Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan. © 2016 by the Ashley Bryan Center. Page 1 art from When’s My Birthday? Illustration © 2017 by Christian Robinson.


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