Last fall Horn Book editor Roger Sutton interviewed wife-and-husband picture-book creators Erin E. Stead & Philip C. Stead for our Publishers’ Previews advertising section. Here’s one part of their exchange: Roger: I’ve always maintained that there’s a significant difference between “and” and “&.” Erin & Philip: Now that you mention it, there is something about […]
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Table of Contents Special Issue: Collaborations Features “Lucky Lady” by Lydie Raschka Vera B. Williams and Chris Raschka collaborate on her last book. “Learning to Advise Writers” by Rita Williams-Garcia On mentoring MFA students. “Pictures in My Head” by Ann Rider How an editor pairs an author with “just the right illustrator.” “Was Jo March […]
The Horn Book Magazine‘s May/June Special Issue is on the theme “Collaborations.” You can read the table of contents here, and please read executive editor Martha V. Parravano’s editorial “&” here. Heck, you might want to read it every day — it’s that smart and insightful. “So look for ampersands everywhere you can…” Throughout the […]
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie; illus. by Yuyi Morales Preschool, Primary Little, Brown 40 pp. 5/16 978-0-316-01372-7 $17.99 g “I HATE MY NAME!” Why, Thunder Boy Smith complains, couldn’t he have been named “Sam” like his mother (Agnes) wanted? And why does he have to share his name with his father, Thunder Boy Smith […]
The setup of Empire Run (Planet H/Red Games, 2014) is similar to another Planet H/Red Games app, Frontier Heroes (and with the same caveat about some arguably stereotypical images; see details below) several sections, themed by historical time period, each contain a few games; each game has a number of different levels which allow the […]
Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost; photos by Rick Lieder Preschool, Primary Candlewick 32 pp. 3/16 978-0-7636-7642-1 $15.99 g Frost and Lieder (Step Gently Out; Sweep Up the Sun) collaborate on a third picture book featuring a poem by Frost illustrated with Lieder’s luminous photographs, this time on the subject of fireflies. Frost’s short […]