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From the Editor - September 2022

Our monthlong virtual celebration of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards begins on October 3, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this year’s winners: Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin (in the Picture Book category — discuss!), Sabaa Tahir, and Brandy Colbert; along with our fabulous honorees. Visit Hbook.com every...

Editorial: Selfless Acts (September/October 2022)

Back in the fall of 2016 many of us were together, in person, at the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center of Simmons University, celebrating the winners of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. Yuyi Morales, previously an honoree for ­Georgia in Hawaii (and subsequently for Dreamers), received a Picture Book Honor...

From the Editor - August 2022

The September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine is at press and soon to be on its way to your mailboxes (and our website). Check out the mysterious and enticing cover by Vera Brosgol, from A Spoonful of Frogs, by Casey Lyall, and you can even get a jump (ha)...

From the Editor - July 2022

Compiling these lists in the midst of a heatwave made it a little tough for the Horn Book editors to focus on back-to-school — but as the big box stores never fail to remind us: it’s right around the corner! Our annual BTS issue of Notes features a cool thirty-plus...

Editorial: Mixed Emotions (July/August 2022)

When Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson won a Newbery Honor in 2016, it was notable for several reasons: as only the second graphic novel to receive such recognition (after Cece Bell’s El Deafo the previous year); as the first to focus on roller derby (though second to be about roller...

From the Editor - June 2022

Please join us next Wednesday, June 22, at noon EDT for the announcement of the 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. This year marks our fifty-fifth anniversary — it’s not the Newbery centennial, but certainly a point of pride. And speaking of Pride — we’re continuing to celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices...

From the Editor - May 2022

We are still reacting in horror to the racist murders in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend. Because we strongly believe that more, not less, learning and contemplation helps overcome hate, we hope that the Guide/Reviews Database booklist “Unlearning Hate,” with books for all ages, proves useful. And with May...

Editorial: Newbery Forever? (May/June 2022)

We are tremendously grateful for the invaluable guidance and input of our illustrious consulting editor, Kathleen T. Horning, in creating this special issue on the centennial of the Newbery Award. Horning, director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is a...

2022 Summer Reading Recommendations

Welcome to the Horn Book’s annual Summer Reading list, this year supersized and coming to you in springtime. (Hi, Earth Day, April 22!) We’ve heard your feedback and are starting a month earlier, with this April issue of Notes debuting our Summer Reading goodies: Five Questions for Kat Fajardo about...
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