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About Viki Ash

Viki Ash is coordinator of children’s services at the San Antonio Public Library. She has taught children’s literature and library programming at the School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University, and has served on ALSC’s Newbery, Caldecott, Wilder, and Sibert committees.

Board Book Roundup: Spring 2014 Edition

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This column is part of a series of recommended board book roundups, formerly published twice a year, now published every season. You can find the previous installments here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer “What Makes a Good Board Book?” from the March/April 2010 Horn Book Magazine. La gallina grande / Big Fat Hen by Keith […]

Board Book Roundup: Winter 2013 Edition

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This column is part of a series of recommended board book roundups, formerly published twice a year, now published every other month. You can find the previous installments here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer “What Makes a Good Board Book?” from the March/April 2010 Horn Book Magazine. ABC Animals [AMNH ABC Board Books] by American […]

Board Book Roundup: Fall 2013 Edition

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This column is part of a series of recommended board book roundups, formerly published twice a year, newly starting every other month. You can find the previous installments here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer “What Makes a Good Board Book?” from the March/April 2010 Horn Book Magazine. Opposites [TouchThinkLearn] by Xavier Deneux; illus. by the […]

Board Book Roundup: Spring 2013 Edition

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This column is part of a series of twice-yearly roundups; see the first installment here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer “What Makes a Good Board Book?” online and in the March/April 2010 Horn Book Magazine. Considering that a favorite board book is likely to be read again and again, and may well be tragically lost […]

Board Book Roundup

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Editors’ note: this inaugural column will be followed by twice-yearly roundups to be published on the Horn Book website, www.hbook.com — and don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer, “What Makes a Good Board Book?” online and in the March/April 2010 Horn Book Magazine. My fascination with board books began in 1987 with a quartet of them […]

What Makes a Good Board Book?

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Before launching into any venture, whether it be conducting a meeting, planning a toddler story time, or simply making a trip to the grocery store, I take a cue from my inner two-year-old and ask why. Why am I doing this? What do I hope will happen? Thus, when faced with the task of assessing […]