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Interviews with writers and illustrators of books for young people.

Five questions for Skila Brown

Skila Brown’s verse novel To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party (Candlewick, 14 years and up) tells the gripping story of the Donner Party’s doomed 1846 expedition west to California. Brown’s narrator is based on an actual member of the group: nineteen-year-old Mary Ann Graves, who was traveling […]

Mary GrandPré 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 Running all the way back to Neandernardo, Cleonardo’s ancestors have always created great things. But what can she do? Her town’s upcoming Grand Festival of Inventions just might allow Cleonardo […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Kevin Sands

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Kevin Sands’s Mark of the Plague, apothecary’s […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Jennifer Mathieu

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Jennifer Mathieu’s Afterward, Ethan, now fifteen, was […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Helen & Thomas Docherty

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Despite his parents’ exhortations, young knight Leo, star […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Ed Vere

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Ed Vere’s Max at Night, kitty Max […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Brendan Wenzel

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by They All Saw a Cat…but the cat a […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Robin Roe

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Before the events of Robin Roe’s A List […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Adam Gidwitz

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Set in thirteenth-century France, Adam Gidwitz’s The Inquisitor’s […]

Fall 2016 Publishers’ Preview: Five Questions for Sharon Creech

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Sharon Creech’s Moo, twelve-year-old Reena’s unemployed journalist […]