Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2011

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Table of Contents

   

Features

Mo Willems
11
Why Books?
An adaptation of the author’s 2011 Zena Sutherland Lecture.

Jack Gantos
18
Mausoleum Madness
Or, children’s books six feet under.

Barbara Bader
41
Nonfiction: What’s Really New and Different—and What Isn’t
A response to The Horn Book’s special issue on nonfiction.

Ron Koertge
48
Lunacy
In which Mother Goose almost loses it.

   

Columns

Roger Sutton
7
Editorial
The Sign on Sendak’s Door
A proclamation to get behind.

   
Giving Thanks
Carmen Agra Deedy
Marc Aronson
Susan Patron
Malinda Lo
Rita Williams-Garcia
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Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin.
Mukiwa by Peter Godwin.
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide /
When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.

Danielle J. Ford
28
What Makes a Good…?
What Makes a Good Space Book?

Leonard S. Marcus
34
Sight Reading
Touchy
Picture books and the feel of the page.

Sandra Dutton
51
The Writer’s Page
The Poetry of Talk
An author’s appreciation for dialect in children’s books.

Megan Lambert
58
Books in the Home
O Christmas Books!
Reading and the myth of Santa.

 
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From The Guide
More Good Space Books
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.

Horn Book staff
144
Cadenza
What’s Under the Tree?
A handful of children’s book characters get what they deserve.

   

Reviews

 
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133
Book Reviews
Audiobook Reviews

   

Departments

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November/December Starred Books
Impromptu
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed
   

Cover and page 1 art from The Money We’ll Save. © 2011 by Brock Cole.


     
   

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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