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Archives for February 2009

>Don’t miss Lolly!

>A reminder–Lolly’s thing is tomorrow at 1:00PM at the Eric Carle Museum, a beautiful space in the beautiful town of Amherst, MA. I hope to see some of you there.

>Isn’t this why they brought us blue M&Ms?

>The New York Times has an article about parents making kids afraid of Oreos, but one nutritionist offers sensible advice: All an 8-year-old kid should know is that he or she should eat a variety of colors, and don’t supersize anything but your water jug.

>Futures trading for writers

>While I keep hearing about books about zombies, what I keep seeing are books about post-apocalyptic survival. Which makes me wonder if there’s less of a future in e-books than people are saying. I got a reminder of simpler terrors this morning on the subway, where I was listening to the new audio edition of […]

>Why aren’t they called adults’ books

>and adults’ books editors? In any event, there is a great roundtable discussion among four of ’em over at Poets & Writers. This past week I had to deal with a new author who was rather over-enthusiastic in his attempts to persuade the Magazine to review his book. I finally had to call in the […]

>As Alice Rosenbaum turns in her grave

>With this hell that is my cold (not just mine; everybody at the Horn Book is taking turns staying home sick, and over on Facebook Elizabeth said she felt like she was three dwarfs at once: Dopey, Sneezy and Grumpy) I’m sorry I haven’t been here for a few days. I did have a bright […]

>Framed

>I hope some of you can join me at the Eric Carle Museum to hear the Horn Book’s own Lolly Robinson talk about what happens to picture book pictures when you hang them on a wall someplace and maybe somebody buys them and then maybe somebody buys them again or maybe nobody buys them and […]

>February Notes

>Books for Black History Month, love stories for Valentine’s Day, baby animals, presidents hither and yon and a chat with Betty Carter–it’s all in the February issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

>Maybe it’s all the Ayn Rand I read in high school

>but I find these landscapes immensely comforting. They remind me of a night drive Anne Quirk and I had back from Galveston to Houston, through some fairyland of lights and probably toxic gases.

>She really liked it.

>Claire, that is, re Coraline-the-movie.

>This sounds like fun

>My old friend Brian Alderson and Books for Keeps editor Rosemary Stones are going to be conducting a five day course about Philip Pullman in France this June. If that is not enough, listen to this from the course brochure: “Le Verger is a beautifully renovated complex of farm buildings in a small village in […]