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Horn Book Magazine — May/June 2018: Special Issue: Making a Difference

Table of Contents Features “Making a Difference in Our Nation’s Library: 
An Interview with Dr. Carla Hayden” by Roger Sutton The first female and first African American 
Librarian of Congress talks about mirror books, youth librarianship, and nonpartisanship. “’To Be Great, Heroic or Beautiful’: The Enduring Legacy of The Brownies’ Book” by Jonda C. McNair […]

Editorial: “Get Up from the Chair!”

Welcome to our seriously special issue on the theme of “making a difference.” With a deep sense of history and purpose and interconnection (how many times is Virginia Hamilton cited?), and with some thirty contributors, from Susan Cooper (on Ursula K. Le Guin) to Dhonielle Clayton (on Hamilton’s Willie Bea) to Kevin Henkes (on the […]

May/June Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in the May/June issue of The Horn Book Magazine:   Pie Is for Sharing; by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard; illustrated by Jason Chin (Porter/Roaring Brook) Julián Is a Mermaid; written and illustrated by Jessica Love (Candlewick) The Field; by Baptiste Paul; illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara (NorthSouth) Bus! Stop!; written […]

Editorial: Make Room in the Reading Tent

Despite everything I’ve ever loved about reading and hated about camping, I find myself wanting to sign up for Michelle H. Martin and Rachelle D. Washington’s Camp Read-a-Rama, a summer camp “for children ages four to eleven [that] uses children’s books as the springboard for all other camp activities, including songs, chants, games, field trips, […]

Horn Book Magazine — March/April 2018

Table of Contents Features “An Interview with Regina Hayes” by Leonard S. Marcus The Viking Children’s Books editor-at-large reflects on a five-decade-long career — from blue-haired ladies to James Marshall, Mildred  D. Taylor, Jon and Lane, and Sarah Dessen. “A Preponderance of Pink: A Conversation with Kathleen T. Horning” by Martha V. Parravano & Elissa […]

I wish librarians ran the world

I really enjoyed my interview with old school chum Carla Hayden in her Librarian of Congress office (with a beautiful view of the Capitol dome that nevertheless uneasily reminded me of way too many summer movies of the apocalyptic bent!). In the main, we spoke about children’s books and youth librarianship, but Carla said something that […]

Horn Book starred reviews March/April 2018

The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Also in March/April: summer reading camp, easy readers, gender in picture books, and an interview with Viking’s Regina Hayes. It’s a good issue.     Love; by Matt de la Peña; illustrated by Loren Long(Putnam) This Is the Nest That […]

Horn Book Magazine — January/February 2018

Table of Contents Features Horn Book Fanfare Our choices for the best books of 2017. Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards BGHB Awards Gallery 2017 Celebrating the year’s winners and honorees — in the BGHB Awards’ fiftieth anniversary year. Picture Book Nonfiction Fiction and Poetry BGHB at 50 “Amber and Essie and Vera and Me” by Julie […]

Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2017

Table of Contents Features “An Interview with Kishonna L. Gray” by Elissa Gershowitz An expert in game studies and comparative media studies discusses the need for diverse games, diverse books, diverse everything. Columns Editorial “No Ordinary Gift” by Roger Sutton We need to support libraries responsibly, equitably, and enthusiastically. Foreign Correspondence “Beyond the ‘Four Fs’: […]

Starred reviews, November/December 2017 Horn Book Magazine

  The following books will receive starred reviews in the November/December issue 2017 of The Horn Book Magazine. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut; by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by Gordon C. James (Millner/Bolden Books/Agate) The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse; by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick) Windows; by Julia Denos; illustrated by E. B. Goodale […]