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Blowing the Horn: The Ribbon of Love

Who would we be without the stories we read as children — or the stories we read to our children, and to our grandchildren? This is the truth: when we read our beloved stories out loud to children, cozy, side-by-side, the ribbon of love wraps around us. Together, we become...

Blowing the Horn: Architecture of the Imagination

My hope for the children’s book industry and the Horn Book is that both will continue to create and expose children to books that widen their world, not narrow it. Illustration (c) 2012 by Christy Hale from Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. Shared with permission of the publisher, Lee...

Blowing the Horn: From the Creativity of Survival to the Creativity of Freedom

For people whose identities are marginalized in mainstream culture, some of our most memorable experiences from childhood are painful and confusing: the times when we felt different or devalued, but we couldn’t express our feelings and therefore couldn’t get help to process them. They had nowhere to go, no outlet,...

From the Editor - May 2024

I’m not one to pick favorites, but May (Mother’s Day! my birthday!) may be my favorite month. As may be the new May/June Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Our Centennial, with foldout cover by April Harrison from Go Forth and Tell, written by Breanna J. McDaniel. The Horn Book’s May/June...

Blowing the Horn: Even by a Millimeter

As I thought about the birthday of this magazine, and what I hope for the future of children’s literature, I wondered about the past. The Horn Book was born in 1924. What else happened in 1924? I followed my usual writing strategy: when in doubt, research. I discovered that the...

Blowing the Horn: Catch of the Day

Illustration (c) 2024 by Sergio Ruzzier. From the May/June 2024 special issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Our Centennial. For more Horn Book centennial coverage, click here. Find more in the "Blowing the Horn" series here. Single copies of this special issue are available for $15.00 including postage and may...

Three Editors in Chief: A Conversation

Earlier this year, the Horn Book's eighth (and current) editor in chief, Elissa Gershowitz, spoke with longtime editors in chief numbers six and seven: Anita Silvey (from 1985–1995) and Roger Sutton (from 1996–2021). Currently an adjunct professor at Simmons University, Silvey is an author (Everything I Need to Know I...

Blowing the Horn: My First Horn Book Visit

The memory of my first trip to the Horn Book offices is both hazy and vividly clear. I had to do a bit of detective work to figure out the date, but I’ve deduced that it must have been in July of 1991. I’d gone with editor Susan Hirschman to...

Blowing the Horn: I'm Here Too

A fifth grader once told me — with all the blunt honesty that comes with being a ten-year-old — that her mother didn’t like any of my books. “I like your books, but she doesn’t. We just read You Go First and she didn’t like that one, either,” this girl...
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