Horn Book Magazine: September/October 2011

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Table of Contents

   

Features

Jon Scieszka
11
“Under the Rug”
An excerpt from The Chronicles of Harris Burdick illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.

Barbara Bader
15
Mildred Batchelder: The Power of Thinking Big
Third in a series paying homage to the post–Anne Carroll Moore generation of pioneering children’s librarians.

Elizabeth Thomas
32
Project Child’s Play
Designing a fresh new look for some children’s literature icons. Who vill be da vinner of this challenge?

   

Columns

Roger Sutton
7
Editorial
What Books Can Do
And what they can’t. Also: Heavy Medal, meet Calling Caldecott.

Leonard S. Marcus
24
Sight Reading
It’s My Party
A conversation with Maurice Sendak about his latest picture book.

Sonia Levitin
40
Borderlands
Why Vampires?
A YA author examines the paranormal craze.

Madelyn Travis
42
Books in the Home
Thank Heavens for Hugo, or When Size Matters
A parent learns to let go and let Hugo.

Carey E. Hagan
4
Field Notes
One Tough Cookie
How one librarian persuades boys to read books about girls.

Siobhán Parkinson
52
Foreign Correspondence
Flying Kites and Chasing White Rabbits:
Children’s Literature in Functional Times
Ireland’s first children’s laureate considers what literacy is for.

Susan Dove Lempke
56

 
121
From The Guide
Batchelder Award Winners
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.

 
128
Cadenza
Bumble-Ardy’s Beginnings
From animated short to picture book.

   

Reviews

 
62
Book Reviews

   

Departments

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127
Letters to the Editor
September/October Starred Books
Impromptu
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed
   

Cover art from “Under the Rug” from The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales by Chris Van Allsburg. Illustrations copyright © 1984 by Chris Van Allsburg. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


     
   

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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