Preview September/October 2020 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell, illustration copyright 2019 by Raymond McGrath.

Author Emma Otheguy on COVID-19, New York City, children's books, and contradictions.

Kwame Alexander, author of The Undefeated, fetes Kadir Nelson, the book's artist and winner of the Caldecott Medal and CSK Illustrator Award.

Lolly Robinson, the Horn Book's former creative director, pays tribute to late author, editor, and Folly Cove designer Lee Kingman Natti.

The Writer's Page: educator and author Zetta Elliott reflects on the policing of protest in children's publishing.

Happy Anniversary: freelance children's and YA editor Katie Bircher celebrates two milestones for Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

Field Notes: middle school teacher Dean Schneider shares with students his dear friend Ashley Bryan's Infinite Hope.

Horn BOO!: a roundup of Halloween books.

Horn Book
Horn Book

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


Get access to reviews of books, ebooks, and more


We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing.