Moving moment No. 8

Elaine

A literary genius–I do not use the word lightly–a gifted painter, and she had PERFECT PENMANSHIP.

Moving moment No. 7

Natalie

One of the best friends the Horn Book has.

Moving moment No. 6

Jake

Ooh, who remembers this one? In 1982, the library systems of Chicago, Milwaukee, and San Francisco banned Margot Zemach’s Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven from their collections (Chicago, from where I followed the whole story avidly, did include it in its two regional research libraries). Unlike the headlines, still popular today, that too-loosely use […]

BoB

Cake,jpg

SLJ’s Battle of the Books is underway, and let me just say how glad I am that the judges are being (relatively) tough.

Moving moment No. 5

Janet

A good writer and a good friend, taken too soon.

Moving moment No. 4

cubscout

                              Me fifty years ago, my last attempt to be a Real Boy.

This year’s headless torsos?

silhouettes

Something’s coming

Arboretum lilac

Moving Moment No. 3

light

Reviewed in 1995, The Very Lonely Firefly is still blinking after all these years.          

Moving moments No. 2

TernRock

Cindy found this one, The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer, a Newbery Honor Book in 1952–and originally published in the Horn Book Magazine in 1949. This would seem to break the award’s rule about “original work,” that the “text is presented here for the first time and has not been previously published elsewhere […]