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Archives for January 2010

>Who Will Read About Whom?

>Responding to the drama about Bloomsbury twice whitewashing a character on a book jacket, Mitali Perkins has a poll going on about how young readers react to covers with non-white characters. Go on over and cast your vote. One thing and one thing only I want to say about the Bloomsbury covers and the call […]

>How to fix BBYA

>Liz Burns and Marc Aronson have been keeping an eye on the Best Books for Young Adults drama. That list is going to become strictly YA fiction; the Alex Awards (adult books of potential interest and value to teens) and) list will get bigger, thus picking up the adult book slack; and the new YALSA […]

>Pictures from an exhibition

>First up Kristin Cashore, sore but happy about her previous day, spent learning the TRAPEZE. Mitali Perkins is convinced that social networking can sell books. She sure is good at it, too. (photo credit Judith Jango-Cohen) Lois was really happy when I told her that the third Stieg Larsson book was available from amazon u.k. […]

>Awards page

>Kitty, Lolly and intern Shara have worked indefatigably to bring you the ALA Awards page, which lists all the winners announced on Monday and includes links to our reviews where available.

>One more award

> I was a member of the ALSC Distinguished Service Award committee this year, along with Cynthia Richey (chair, and a new friend), Joan Atkinson (an old YASD–yes, that old–buddy with whom it was great fun to work again), Peggy Sullivan (who I’ve known since library school), and Terry Borzumato-Greenberg (from Holiday House; the youngest […]

>Nikki Grimes said it best

>“Give Jerry Pinkney the damn medal, already!” and I have to say I was never so happy to not be surprised. We are working on the awards webpage, with a listing of all the winners and links to our reviews, right now; in the meantime you can read my interviews with Medalists Jerry Pinkney and […]

>Dancing boys and beautiful women

>Just a reminder–if you are at the ALA conference this weekend do stop by the Horn Book booth, #1564. I’ll be there on Saturday, pretty much all day, and Sunday afternoon. We are giving away copies of the January-February issue of the Magazine, and on Saturday I’ll be conducting the following “Five Questions for . […]

>I heard she moved to California

>but I guess she’s also gone Hollywood. From a Little, Brown press release heralding Cornelia Funke’s Reckless, forthcoming in September: This sweeping story, which will delight Funke’s legion of fans and garner her new ones, was inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales and developed with film-maker Lionel Wigram, executive producer of the Harry Potter films and […]

>January Notes

>The new issue of Notes from the Horn Book, featuring an interview (excerpted from the forthcoming March/April issue of the Magazine) with our new Ambassador, Katherine Paterson, is out. Also: stormy fiction, picture book bios, animal tales and the Five Best Books by Katherine Paterson According to Me.

>The new look . . .

>. . . of the Horn Book Magazine. I’ve been getting some complimentary emails but am wondering what you all think, especially since we are still tinkering.