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Bertha Mahony Miller founded The Horn Book in 1924 to herald the best in children’s literature. Nearly one hundred years later, we are still following her lead. The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide Online are among the most distinguished resources in the field of children’s and young adult literature and the core of our company.

Visit The Horn Book’s website often for uncommon insight and timely information. There you’ll find free e-newsletters (Notes from the Horn Book, Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book, The Horn Book Herald, and Talks with Roger); a blog for just about every aspect of children’s literature (Calling Caldecott, Family Reading, Lolly’s Classroom, Out of the Box, and Read Roger); and other original web content.

Independent, opinionated, and stylish, The Horn Book Magazine has long been essential for everyone who cares about children’s and young adult literature. Our articles are lively, our reviews are insightful, our editorials are always sharp. We have gathered current and archival material to give you a taste of what we’ve been offering since 1924.

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Who’s who at the Magazine

Reviewer information
Brief biographies
of book reviewers

Book review key
Abbreviations explained

Roger Sutton
The Editor in Chief

Year-end indexes in
PDF format from 1996

An online gallery

Material specifications
and deadlines

From the Magazine 
Guide as well as
online originals

Back issues
Order from our archive
of back issues of 

Horn Book Magazine
 Horn Book Guide

Our choices for the best books
of the year


Horn Book near you

List of retailers selling the 
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