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Archives for March 2010

>Anita Lobel gives the Sutherland Lecture

> Register for this event here.

>The boy who chased the dragon’s tattoo

>Or whatever it’s called, Claire reviews it.

>A book that begs for flashlight reading

>Serendipitous with my enjoyment of M. T. Anderson’s refereeing of Charles and Emma v. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, I had the best time last week reading the equally Darwinian-themed The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1912. Somehow I had always missed this novel (and its subsequent movie spinoffs), but my ten-year-old […]

>Wimpy Kid

>Claire reviews the movie.

Did we make it?

I think we did.  In the news: Australian fantasy writer, and winner of the 1984 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (for A Little Fear), Patricia Wrightson has died. More happily, Hans Christian Andersen awards have been won by David Almond (also a BGHB winner, for The Fire Eaters) for writing and Jutta Bauer for illustration (although […]

>This blog has moved

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>Birds do it

>and we’re doing it too, migrating, from Read Roger’s home on hbook.com to some shady spot that Blogger has picked out for us. It’s really more a forced march. When we get there, you should be automatically moved to join us. So they tell us. Everything should be a-okay by this evening, Lolly says.

>Sid Fleischman

>Sid Fleischman, winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Whipping Boy) and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (for Humbug Mountain) died on March 17th at the age of ninety. To remember him, we’ve posted an article Sid wrote in 1976 for the Magazine.

Not as rhetorical a question as you might have wished

From the promo blurb for My Double Life, by Janette Rallison: You know how they say everyone has a twin somewhere in the world, a person chance has formed to be their mirror image? Well, mine happens to be rock star Kari Kingsley. How crazy is that? Not crazy at all, when you, like I, […]

>Maybe this is only funny if you’ve been reviewing books for twenty-five years, but

>What do Heath Ledger: Talented Actor, John Lennon: Legendary Musician & Beatle, and Michael Jackson: King of Pop have in common? They are all entries in the Lives Cut Short series from ABDO. Aw, now I’m all nostalgic for Things to Know about Death and Dying, published in Silver Burdett’s Look Before You Leap series […]