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Preview November/December 2023 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Erin K. Robinson from The Magical Snowflake, written by Bernette Ford. The Zena Sutherland Lecture: An excerpt from Zetta Elliott’s “‘I Am Myrtilla’s Daughter’: Weaving Scotland, Slavery, and Siths into Historical Fantasies. The Writer’s Page: Laurel Snyder on seeking her own Jewish life in books. New for...

Preview September/October 2023 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Renée Kurilla from It's Fall! The Writer’s Page: Marisabina Russo’s journey from picture books to a graphic memoir. Field Notes: Amanda Lawrence on hosting a middle-grade graphic novel book club. A poem by Lynne Rae Perkins. Horn BOO!: a roundup of Halloween and seasonal books....

Preview July/August 2023 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards

Special Issue: ALA Awards Original cover art by 2023 Caldecott Medal winner Doug Salati. Presentation of “The MVP Award” to Martha V. Parravano as she retires from her position as book review editor. “The Year in Words and Pictures.” The Horn Book editors discuss the children’s book landscape in yet...

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...
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