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Preview May/June 2023 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Diverse Books: Past, Present, and Future

Special Issue: Diverse Books: Past, Present, and Future Original cover art by Bryan Collier. The We Need Diverse Books Team looks back on a decade in books. “Numbers are just part of the story”: Merri V. Lindgren, Megan Schliesman, Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, and Madeline Tyner on the Cooperative Children’s Book...

Preview March/April 2023 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Juana Medina from Elena Rides. Pamela S. Turner on why the need for narrative is universal across time and cultures. The Illustrator’s Eye: JooHee Yoon on the wonder of preseparation art. On Audiobooks: An interview by Kate Smith about adapting a graphic novel into audio. Field Notes:...

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...
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