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 […]

Book & Me | Comic #9

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Book & Me | Comic #8

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Book & Me | Comic #7

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Book & Me | Comic #6

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Five questions for Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson

With Last Stop on Market Street (Putnam, 5–8 years), author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson take readers on a bus journey through the city — along the way exploring a young boy’s warm relationship with his nana, her sunny outlook on life, and their interactions with the diverse people they encounter. We […]

Book & Me | Comic #5

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Book & Me, Week 1

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

In case you missed them, here are the first four entries in Charise Mericle Harper’s original “Book & Me” comics series: Introduction to the series by Charise Mericle Harper Introduction by Mag editor Elissa Gershowitz #1: “I’m a book!” “I made him!” #2: “I don’t think the cat likes me…” #3: “Do you remember the […]