Monday, February 8, 2010

The Horn Book

It's Monday--Picture Books Past. The first issue of The Horn Book Magazine appeared in 1924. It began as the newsletter of The Bookshop for Boys and Girls, an early children's bookstore in Boston, opened in 1916. See some charming pictures of it here. Both were started by Bertha Mahony Miller, here. The magazine soon became, and remained, the premiere place for the discussion of books for children and young people. An in-depth article about the early history, and many of the women who were major figures in the early days of the blossoming of children's books, is here. A great page full of links to articles and features of The Horn Book magazine is here. There's lots to enjoy!

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