2020 in review

Welcome, 2021! 2020 was a year no one will soon forget (though in-person Midwinter may be a distant memory). Revisit the past twelve months — is that all it has been?! — and lose yourself in the world of children's and YA literature with our annual Horn Book Year in Review.  

2020 ALA Awards coverage, from in-person Midwinter to virtual #TheBookAwardCelebration

May/June 2020 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Breaking the Rules

2020 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards coverage, including our virtual celebration throughout October 

Summer Reading

Horn BOO!

Holiday High Notes


Books beyond buildings: Support your local bookstore and library! by Cynthia K. Ritter and Shoshana Flax

Baby Ross, meet baby Rachel: The new craze of TV-to-book adaptations

COVID-19 coverage


2020 Horn Book Magazine features


2020 Horn Book Magazine columns




Talks with Roger


Publishers' Previews

January/February: Middle-Grade Novels

Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann | Janae Marks | Amy McCulloch

March/April: Spring Preview

Kelly Yang |Angela DiTerlizzi | Linda Sue Park| Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade | Rebecca Stead | Michael Genhart

May/June: Diversity Five Ways

Tae Keller | Kiku Hughes | Gayle E. Pitman | Erin Entrada Kelly  | Christian Robinson

July/August: Debut Authors

Seamus Kirst | Aiden Thomas | Tessa Allen | Kim Johnson | Lynnette Mawhinney | Julie Lee 

September/October: Fall Preview

Amanda McCrina | Jan Thomas | Saadia Faruqi | Nic Stone | James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

November/December: Picture Books and Graphic Novels

Lily LaMotte | Oge Mora | Elizabeth Zunon | Three Demigoddesses | Alexandra Bracken | John Hare | Raj Haldar | Kat Leyh


In memoriam



Calling Caldecott | Family Reading |Out of the Box |Read Roger



Booklists and resources

Book Reviews of the Week


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