March Madness: Pick Your Favorite January/February Horn Book Magazine Cover!

Pick your favorite from each group — let us know your favorites in the comments! Come back next week to see which covers advance to the next round. Read the Cover Madness rules here.


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January 2000
photo by Susan Kuklin
January 2011
art by Matt James
January 2012
art by Salley Mavor
January 2023
art by Jason Griffin






January 2001
art by W.W. Denslow
January 2010
art by Leslie Patricelli
January 2013
art by Jon Klassen
January 2022
art by Sydney Smith






January 2002
art by Nancy Willard
January 2009
art by Jonathan Bean
January 2015
art by Peter Brown
January 2021
art by Oge Mora






January 2003
art by Bob Graham
January 2008
art by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
January 2014
art by Jonathan Bean
January 2020
art by Van Thanh Rudd






January 2004
art by Maira Kalman
January 2007
art by Lois Ehlert
January 2016
art by Marla Frazee
January 2019
art by Jillian Tamaki






January 2005
art by Lynne Rae Perkins
January 2006
art by Mini Grey
January 2017
art by Frances Vallejo
January 2018
art by Ashley Bryan


Summer Edward

Horn Book Consulting Editor Summer Edward is a Trinidadian American author, children’s book editor, educator, K-12 literacy specialist, Caribbean children’s and YA literature advocate, and commentator on books for young readers. She holds an M.S.Ed. degree in Reading, Writing, Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and founded Anansesem, an online magazine that for 10 years covered Caribbean children’s and YA literature. She has written for Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalThe Horn BookWOW Stories: Connections from the ClassroomLiteracy Dailysx salon, KidLit TV, the Commonwealth Education Trust, Social Justice Books, and more. Learn more about her work at

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Renee Runge

A: Mavor, B: Klassen, C: Brown, D: Bean, E: Tamaki, F: Bryan

Posted : Mar 08, 2024 08:06

Free Access

A: Mavor, B: Denslow, C: Willard, D: Rudd, E: Tamaki, F: Grey

Posted : Mar 08, 2024 05:55

Summer Edward

A. Mavor, B. Smith, C. Mora, D. Bean, E. Frazee, F. Grey

Posted : Mar 07, 2024 03:05

Lynn VanAuken

Can't post a comment so I'll reply here: my votes are: Mavor, Smith, Mora , Bean, Tamaki, Grey

Posted : Mar 07, 2024 03:05

Elissa Gershowitz

Hi Ms. VanAuken :)

Posted : Mar 08, 2024 10:55

Marva Hinton

Group A: Kuklin, Group B: Smith, Group C: Brown, Group D: Graham, Group E: Tamaki, Group F: Grey.

Posted : Mar 05, 2024 06:11

Matt Bowers

A. Kuklin; B. Klassen; C. Brown; D. Bean; E. Frazee; F. Perkins

Posted : Mar 05, 2024 05:21

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