Horn Book helps locate picture books on specific topics
There are two major “journal” publications from Horn Book, an important source for both Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Both are available electronically through library subscriptions to current BU students, staff and faculty.
The Horn Book Magazine is a wonderful bi-monthly item and also comes in print to the Pickering Library. It has feature articles, regular columns and book reviews.
The other source, the Horn Book Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Books, is issued only twice a year and is a compilation of book reviews only. It is very useful because it clearly lays out many different categories that can help teachers easily locate books to use on specific topics.
Within the Guide, fiction is separated into Preschool, Picture Books, Grades K–3, 4-6, and a couple of other categories. Non-fiction is separated into many more categories, such as the Arts, Biographies, History (with subtopics Africa, Ancient and Medieval, etc.), Technology, and Science (with subtopics Math, Insects, Birds, etc.). Take a look at the Table of Contents of a recent issue to see a complete breakdown of the helpful way Horn Book categorizes children’s books.