Moving moment No. 12

BMM

Elf on the shelf. Her nephew told me I was making Bertha laugh in Heaven, so that’s something.

Moving moment No. 11

cake

Longtime HornBooker Jennifer Brabander came by today to scour the giveaway shelves, and look what she brought. Thanks, Jen!

Moving Moment No. 10

Ethel

  Stop me if you’ve heard this one from me before, but when I was a student in Zena’s children’s lit course (along with your friend and mine, Elizabeth), she devoted one class to discussing review journals, aka her Rivals. Booklist got some love because her star student, Betsy Hearne, was then the children’s book […]

Moving moment No. 9

stalk

Block that metaphor!

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

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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.