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Interviews with writers and illustrators of books for young people.

Chelsea Sedoti Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Upon reaching the age of eighteen, each resident of Madison, Nevada, is taken to a cave to make a wish. That the wishes always come true, and that this has […]

Tracey Baptiste Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Corinne thought her troubles with the jumbies were quieted if not finished (The Jumbies), but in Rise of the Jumbies she faces the implacable jumbie Mama D’Leau, who makes the […]

Kathryn Erskine Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Julian isn’t at all happy that his moms are moving him and his cranky older sister to a house in Maine on a lake. Thus the life jacket he wears […]

Five questions for Malinda Lo

In Malinda Lo’s new YA thriller A Line in the Dark (Dutton, 14 years and up), four teenage girls — narrator Jess, her best friend and longtime secret crush Angie, Angie’s brand-new girlfriend Margot, and Margot’s bestie Ryan — must carefully navigate volatile dynamics of friendship and romance. And that’s before somebody winds up dead. […]

Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by The equally eminent poet Nikki Giovanni and artist Ashley Bryan, longtime friends, first collaborated more than twenty years ago for The Sun Is So Quiet. In I Am Loved, they […]

Francisco X. Stork Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by In Disappeared, brother and sister Emiliano, a high school student, and Sara, a young newspaper reporter, respectively, alternate their voices to relate this moral thriller set in contemporary Juárez, Mexico. […]

Philip & Erin Stead Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by An unpublished bedtime story by Mark Twain? Not exactly. The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is based on some notes Twain made on a story he was telling his daughters. While […]

Five questions for Deborah Noyes

In The Magician and the Spirits: Harry Houdini and the Curious Pastime of Communicating with the Dead (Viking, 11–14 years), Deborah Noyes homes in on the Spiritualist movement during the turn of the twentieth century (think séances, spirit photography, ectoplasm, etc.) — and on Harry Houdini’s efforts to debunk its claims. 1. What drew you […]

Ryan T. Higgins Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Mother Bruce, not to mention his creator, Ryan T. Higgins, had no idea he would be starring in a series of picture books, but he is probably grumpy about that. […]

Jon J Muth Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by If there’s anyone who could bring out the Zen in car racing, I suppose it could be Jon J Muth (Zen Shorts, Zen Socks, Zen Ties…). And in Mama Lion […]