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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...
      

Preview March/April 2024 Horn Book Magazine

Cover photo by Kristen Joy Emack.   Second issue of our centennial year! HB100: Poetry & Folklore: Continuing our centennial coverage with discussion of this issue’s mini-theme. A photo essay by Kristen Joy Emack centering a diverse group of teens in fairy tales. In Memoriam: Patricia Lee Gauch remembers Ed...
      

Who Was Alice-Heidi?

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Alice-Heidi lived in The Bookshop for Boys and Girls where, according to a story in the December 1916 issue of the Little Folks children's magazine, she arrived after falling from Santa Claus' sleigh into the Boston Public Gardens. This story garnered Alice-Heidi some fame among the children of Boston and beyond, and many young...
      

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...
      

The Early Years

“In the great green room / there was a telephone / and a red balloon...” “The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind / and another...” “I went all the way to Africa / in a dream one night / I crossed over the ocean...
      

On the Cover

Every year, when the days start to lengthen and patches of sun and shadow play tug-of-war over the freeze-thawing earth, I look for the telltale green shoots of the season’s first crocuses. A similar moment appears at the beginning of my next picture book, All That Grows (Groundwood, March 2024),...
      

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...
      

Table of Contents: January/February 2024 Horn Book Magazine

Cover (c) 2024 by Jack Wong.   Features On the Cover by Jack Wong Artist’s statement by this issue’s cover artist and 2023 BGHB Picture Book Award winner. Horn Book Fanfare by Horn Book editors Our choices for the best books of 2023. Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards BGHB Awards Gallery...
      

Horn Book trivia

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Q: Who likes trivia? A: Horn Book editors do! (And we hope you do too!) As part of our centennial celebration in 2024, we'll be quizzing our readers on Horn Book trivia every Tuesday. We plan to dig through the Magazine's archives for some "fun facts" through the decades that...
      

Preview January/February 2024 Horn Book Magazine

Original cover art by Jack Wong.   First issue of our centennial year! HB100: The Early Years: Starting our centennial coverage at the beginning, with picture books. Bertha E. Mahony’s first editorial from 1924 (and, of course, Elissa Gershowitz’s first editorial of 2024). Horn Book reminiscence from Roger Sutton.  ...
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