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Fanfare 2022 Annotations

Welcome to the 2022 edition of Fanfare, the Horn Book’s choices of the best books for children and teens published in the last year. This year’s list features more titles than usual (“Not to fifty[one]!” yells editor emeritus Roger Sutton in a Princess Bride voice), and it encompasses a wonderfully eclectic group...

Preview January/February 2023 Horn Book Magazine

Original cover art by Jason Griffin. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2022. Coverage of the 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards virtual celebration: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. New for New Readers: a roundup of beginning-reader comics by Adrienne L. Pettinelli. Single copies of this special issue...

Preview November/December 2022 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Micha Archer from Snow Horses: A First Night Story, written by Patricia MacLachlan. Violet J. Harris on Ashley Bryan and Jerry Pinkney, two unfettered artists sharing their talents, visions, and joys. “A Chorus of Storytellers”: George O’Connor on mythology and comics. A roundup of 2022 board books...

Preview September/October 2022 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Vera Brosgol from A Spoonful of Frogs, written by Casey Lyall. The Zena Sutherland Lecture: Yuyi Morales on her journey of transformation. Tanya Lee Stone on authors of nonfiction who participate in their books’ design. Field Notes: Adrienne L. Pettinelli recounts what happened when “the book banners...

Preview July/August 2022 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Special Issue: ALA Awards. Original cover art by 2022 Caldecott Medal winner Jason Chin. “The Year in Words and Pictures—and Stories.” The Horn Book editors discuss the children’s book landscape in another groundbreaking year. Grace Lin’s Children's Literature Legacy Award acceptance speech. A profile of Grace Lin by editor Alvina...

Cadenza: "The Horn Book"

(c) 2022 by Jonny Hawkins. From the March/April 2022 issue of The Horn Book Magazine....

Preview May/June 2022 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The Newbery Centennial

Special Issue: The Newbery Centennial Original cover art by 2010 Newbery honoree Grace Lin. Editorial page by special guest Kathleen T. Horning. A welcome letter from John Newbery 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force Chair Susan H. Polos. Sue Melcher’s family memories of Newbery and Caldecott found Frederic G. Melcher. From...

Preview March/April 2022 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by David Litchfield from Cress Watercress, written by Gregory Maguire. “The Shut Doors of Libraries”: Jeannine Atkins on acknowledging the history and legacy of segregation. Sylvie Kantorovitz on the value of graphic memoirs. Dean Schneider on teaching Flying Lessons and the art of the writing prompt, with thoughts...

Fanfare 2021 Annotations

Welcome to the 2021 edition of Fanfare, the Horn Book’s choices of the best books for children and teens published in the last year. As always the forty-four selections contain something for pretty much everybody — the single book on the list I’ve been touting for and to pretty much...
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