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From the Editor - February 2024

Our second “Cover to Cover” event with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has just been announced! “Reimagining Familiar Stories with Different Faces” features March/April Horn Book cover artist Kristen Joy Emack discussing her photo-essay centering a diverse group of teens in fairy tales. The talk — virtual...

ALA LibLearnX 2024 + Boston Youth Libraries Summit

What a week for librarians and their friends! The weekend before last, I flew to Baltimore to attend my first ever in-person LibLearnX (my last Midwinter was...the last Midwinter, in January 2020 Philly; remember then?). Yes, it felt different, yes, it seemed smaller...but there was some BIG news at the Youth Media...

From the Editor - January 2024

Earlier today Calling Caldecott announced the winner of its MOCK award, Big by Vashti Harrison, with honor books An American Story and There Was a Party for Langston; all superb choices! This coming Monday, January 22, we’ll know the winners of the actual 2024 Caldecott Medal and of the other...

Editorial, First Issue, 2024 (January/February 2024)

At long last: welcome to the very first issue of our second century! The Horn Book Magazine began publication in 1924 (in October, but who’s counting?) as an offshoot of The ­Bookshop for Boys and Girls in Boston, one of the first ­children’s bookstores in the country. No one can...
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Review of Much Too Busy

Much Too Busy by John Bond; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Interlink    32 pp.10/23    9781623717223    $18.95A self-important pigeon (no, not that self-important pigeon) strides through the city in a terrible rush, briefcase under wing, tiny bowler hat on head. In his hurry, he loses his bearings and ends up lost...

From the Mixed-Up...end of 2023 reading

Happy 2024! What did YOU read at the end of the year? Here are a few of mine:                             And during break I got to introduce my younger child to this classic:          ...

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and R. Michelson Galleries have got us covered

The weekend before last, my younger son and I had a splendid time visiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and attending the opening reception of the R. Michelson Galleries 34th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration. We arrived at the Carle just too late to see the Telling Tales &...

Bertha and Ruth and Pauline and Meryl and Lily

I was invited to be on a panel about book banning, hosted by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, on November 13. My very esteemed co-panelists were Neil Miller, author of Banned in Boston, and Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and The Nicky and Jamie...

From the Editor - November 2023

We hope you enjoyed our first-ever virtual live Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony on November 3! It’s now available free on demand for all to watch (or rewatch!) my conversation with Angeline Boulley, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Jack Wong, and to hear their acceptance speeches and those of all the...
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