Winter crafts; or, know your audience

It’s not unusual for the Horn Book to receive submissions from adult publishers, and we recently opened a box from Lark, an imprint of Sterling Publishing (whose children’s books we do review). Lark books are crafts books – beautifully produced, sturdy how-to paperbacks about sewing, crocheting, jewelry-making, flower-arranging, etc.

Pretty Quilled Cards: 25+ Creative Designs Greetings & Celebrations and Packaging Your Crafts: Creative Ideas for Crafters, Artists, Bakers & More, while adult-aimed, do feature some lovely projects that could keep kids and their crafty caretakers busy on a stay-at-home snow day.

But… come on, Lark. Homebrew Beyond the Basics? We’d go to jail.

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Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is senior editor of The Horn Book Magazine and online content editor for The Horn Book, Inc. She is a current member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.

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