Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book Magazine

As soon as our first issue appeared in 1924, The Horn Book Magazine established itself as the place where everyone who worked with children’s books — writers, artists, editors, librarians, educators, and parents — came together to share their experiences and deepen their knowledge. Our archives overflow with treasures, including the letters, photographs, covers, notable articles, and engaging editorials gathered here. Also here are profiles of the seven remarkable women and men who have served as editor of the Magazine.

Why is it called the Horn Book?
How Bertha Mahony and Elinor Whitney came up with the Magazine‘s name

A Little History of the Horn Book by Karen Jameyson
Text from a Horn Book brochure, c. 1985

Bertha Mahony Miller
All about the Horn Book’s founding editor

Horn Book Magazine‘s first editorial

Information about the Magazine‘s seven editors, with links to editorials by each

Letters from authors and illustrators about Magazine articles and reviews

Articles and editorials
Dozens of articles, from our earliest days up to the 1990s.

What did we think of MadelineCharlotte’s WebHarry Potter, and other classics?

Hunt Breakfast
Surprising notices from W. H. Auden, Beatrix Potter, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others.

An online gallery

Reminiscences of working at and writing for the Magazine (September/October 1999 Horn Book Magazine)


Barbara Bader on Horn Book Magazine history

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