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From the Editor - November 2023

We hope you enjoyed our first-ever virtual live Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony on November 3! It’s now available free on demand for all to watch (or rewatch!) my conversation with Angeline Boulley, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Jack Wong, and to hear their acceptance speeches and those of all the...

Editorial: Centennial Eve (November/December 2023)

“Twas the eve of our hundredth / and all through these pages / we’ve been Blowing the Horn / for Fine Books for All Ages!” Shoshana Flax’s parodies are far superior (see Holiday High Notes on page 10; and her Parodies for Charities ­side-gig). But it’s hard for any of...

From the Editor October 2023

Please join us for our FREE first-ever Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Virtual Celebration, on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. 2023 BGHB winners Angeline Boulley (Fiction & Poetry), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Nonfiction), and Jack Wong (Picture Book) will be in conversation with each other and with me, reading...

From the Editor September 2023

Here in New England it’s just about fall (starts this Saturday), and last weekend we celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The start of Rosh Hashanah also coincided with the start of National Hispanic Heritage Latine/x Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), with this month’s issue of Notes dedicated to...

Editorial: What Else Is New? (September/October 2023)

A few things have changed for the Horn Book since our last issue when Martha V. Parravano, “Keeper of the Horn Book Flame” and the one-and-only recipient of our MVP Award, announced her (semi)retirement; read, re-read, and have a good cry over her July/August editorial, “What a Gift That Is.”...

From the Editor - August 2023

We book people can be suckers for books about book people. See “Make way,” featuring seven picture-book biographies about authors, illustrators, editors, and a sculptor of literary ducklings. Visitors can quack at those famous creatures at the Boston Public Garden year-round; a little farther north, in Brunswick, Maine, visit the Curtis...

From the Editor - July 2023

“Bear with Me” (ha!) as I present our annual Back-to-School issue of Notes from the Horn Book, featuring our Five Questions interview with Kerascoët about their BTS-perfect picture book of the same name. My kids have bear-ly been out a month, so we’re still in the dog days; if Summer...

Editorial: "What a Gift That Is" (July/August 2023)

Greetings, fellow inhabitants of the world of children’s literature! And welcome to our annual special issue covering the ALA Awards — the umpteenth one I’ve helped shepherd through, and my last. Here you’ll find the usual lineup of acceptance speeches, profiles of award winners, and our own analysis of the...

From the Editor - June 2023

In case you missed it, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were announced yesterday; yes, we secretly knew, when we asked Scholastic if we could do a Five Questions interview with Jack Wong for this issue of Notes, that he had won the Picture Book Award for When You Can Swim,...
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