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Preview November/December 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Author John Green’s 2014 Zena Sutherland Lecture, “Does YA Mean Anything Anymore? Genre in a Digitized World.” Horn Book reviewer Thom Barthelmess‘s ten rules for civil discourse vis-a-vis book discussion. Author Cammie McGovern discusses diversity and disability in children’s books. Field Notes: Librarian Jonathan Hunt looks at Jon Klassen’s and Mo Willems’s books through the […]

Preview September/October 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art from Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. ALSC immediate past president Starr LaTronica responds to Roger Sutton’s July/August 2014 editorial. Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on the hundredth anniversary of Robert McCloskey’s birth. Borderlands: Judith Ridge, writer and critic, talks with fellow Aussie author Jaclyn Moriarty. Critic Barbara Bader writes an appreciation of legendary […]

Preview July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Awards Original cover art by 2014 Caldecott Medal winner Brian Floca. Martha V. Parravano, Horn Book Magazine executive editor and coauthor of the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott blog, looks back at the 2014 Caldecott contenders. 2014 Caldecott committee member Judy Freeman weighs in on the committee’s process and this year’s decision. Brian Floca’s […]

Preview May/June 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Harriet at 50: To mark the golden anniversary of Harriet the Spy, authors Jack Gantos and Megan McDonald, librarian Kathleen T. Horning, critic Betsy Hearne, editor Ginee Seo, and educator Cathryn M. Mercier reflect on Louise Fitzhugh’s groundbreaking 1964 novel. Borderlands: Deirdre F. Baker interviews author—and pilot!—Elizabeth Wein. Books in the Home: Megan Lambert’s reassuring […]

Review(s) of the Week news

We’re expanding our Review of the Week feature to spotlight more of the books (and more of the HB reviewers!) we love. Beginning today, you’ll find brand-new reviews of recommended books and apps four days a week: Mondays: picture books Tuesdays: fiction Wednesdays: nonfiction Thursdays: apps and e-books Click on the tag Review of the […]

2013 Horn Book Magazine index available

For your convenience, the 2013 annual Horn Book Magazine index is now available as a PDF. Previous years’ indices for both The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide may be found in our annual index archive. Enjoy exploring!

Preview March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Illustration Leonard S. Marcus interviews publisher Neal Porter about picture books. Classic Horn Book: Jon Scieszka and Molly Leach’s seminal article “Design Matters” — now in color. Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blogger Julie Danielson looks at hand-crafted versus digital art. Lolly Robinson talks with Molly Bang about illustrating picture book nonfiction. Shadra Strickland […]

Preview January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book Fanfare: our choices for the best books of 2013. Coverage of the 2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. Borderlands: Sophie Brookover, Elizabeth Burns, and Kelly Jensen discuss the emergence of New Adult books. The Writer’s Page: Jane Yolen revisits Owl Moon. Monica Edinger calls for a more nuanced depiction of […]

Preview November/December 2013 Horn Book Magazine

“Young Dreamers” by Christopher Myers. Linda Sue Park’s 2013 Zena Sutherland Lecture, “Writer vs. Author.” Field Notes: The Y-Librarian, a new app for readers. Caldecott at 75: Kathleen T. Horning concludes a multi-part series of articles looking back at the Caldecott Medal by decade, here focusing on the 1980s and Arthur Yorinks and Richard Egielski’s […]

Preview September/October 2013 Horn Book Magazine

Barbara Bader on the uniqueness of picture book biographies. Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on curating the exhibit “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” at the New York Public Library. Mother-daughter duo Deirdre F. Baker and Ariel Baker-Gibbs look at the representation of American Sign Language in children’s and young adult literature. Caldecott […]