Authors & Illustrators

Biographical information about writers and illustrators of books for young people.

Book & Me, Week 3

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

In case you missed them, here is the third batch of entries in Charise Mericle Harper’s original “Book & Me” comics series: #10: On productivity and the “dark forces of distraction” #11: Book’s stealth marketing scheme #12: Book believes in positive reinforcement #13: Gimme a B! Gimme an O! Gimme and O! Gimme a K! […]

Book & Me | Comic #14

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Book & Me | Comic #13

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Book & Me | Comic #12

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Book & Me | Comic #11

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Carol Weston Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. In Ava and Taco Cat, Carol Weston’s second book about sisters Ava and Pip, fifth-grader Ava negotiates some of tweendom’s most essential relationships: with your sister, your best friend, and your parents. […]

Book & Me | Comic #10

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Publisher Anita Eerdmans on Roger Is Reading a Book

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In our May/June 2015 issue, we asked publisher Anita Eerdmans about the bespectacled, bowtied — and strangely familiar-looking — protagonist of Roger Is Reading a Book. Read the review here. Horn Book Editors: We’d like to know: Is that Roger our Roger? Anita Eerdmans: Yes and no. In the original Dutch, the main character is […]

Transformers: Transforming the Classics

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The classics are deep, rich works of art that have many treasures to offer a reader. However, students don’t often encounter the classics by choice, and it seems increasingly rare for a young reader to fully experience the joys of a classic text when first they meet. I was one of the lucky ones who did enjoy […]

Book & Me, Week 2

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

In case you missed them, here is the second batch of entries in Charise Mericle Harper’s original “Book & Me” comics series: #5: Book makes breakfast #6: “I needed a pick-me-up. I’m seeing what it feels like to carry five starred reviews.” #7: Book vs. Amazon reviews #8: “How come we never go anywhere? OTHER […]