About Kazia Berkley-Cramer

Kazia Berkley-Cramer is a former editorial intern at The Horn Book.

Simmons Summer Institute: Love Letters

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From July 26th to 28th, over one hundred teachers, librarians, students, publishing professionals, academics, and children’s literature enthusiasts gathered at Simmons College for the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature’s biennial Summer Institute. This year’s theme was “Love Letters,” and each day was filled with fascinating presentations by authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two (spoilers ahead!)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two opened in theaters on Friday to the delight and trepidation of fans everywhere. Movie-goers be warned: there is no summary or introduction as in the previous films—they really did just split one long film into two—so it’s definitely worthwhile to re-watch Part One (review here) prior to […]

At home with Kids and Home

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Despite its title, RedactiePartners MediaGroep’s Kids and Home app ($.99, recommended for ages 4 and up) features no children and a wide variety of buildings, few of them actually homes. However, it serves as an adequate introduction for young children to different architecture around the world. The first part of the app resembles a nonfiction […]

Alanna redux

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As a Horn Book intern, I’m on the Out of the Box frontlines: I open the boxes and see what’s in them first. I recently came across the new paperback edition of Tamora Pierce’s The Woman Who Rides like a Man (left), the third book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet (Simon and Schuster, […]

Mr. Popper goes to the movies

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Last Friday, Mr. Popper’s Penguins opened in movie theaters. It is very loosely based on the beloved 1938 novel by Richard and Florence Atwater, which focuses on an absent-minded house painter who longs to travel to the Poles. The novel’s Mr. Popper receives a gift of twelve penguins from Admiral Drake in response to a […]