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Robin Smith (1959-2017)

Robin Smith

Teacher, picture book expert, and reading advocate Robin Smith died June 22, 2017, at the age of fifty-seven. A second-grade teacher at Ensworth School in Nashville for the last twenty-four years, she was a longtime Horn Book contributor and reviewer and a founding co-author of the Calling Caldecott blog. She also reviewed for BookPage and Kirkus. For tributes to Robin, please see Martha V. Parravano’s Editorial in the September/October 2017 Horn Book Magazine and visit; for links to her work for The Horn Book visit

Please also read:

Remembering Robin Smith by Vicky Smith from Kirkus

In Memoriam: Robin Lynn Smith from Children’s Literature New England

The Unforgettable Robin Smith by Ann Shayne from Mason-Dixon Knitting

Reviewer salute: Robin Smith from BookPage

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