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From the Editor – August 2014

I hope you can join Horn Book executive editor Martha V. Parravano and me at Fostering Lifelong Learners, a one-day conference the Horn Book, along with School Library Journal and the Cuyahoga County Public Library, is sponsoring on September 19th at the Parma-Snow branch of the CCPL in Parma, Ohio. Martha and I will be […]

From the Editor — July 2014

Roger Sutton

We lost two significant pioneers of YA literature this past month. When Nancy Garden’s Annie on My Mind was published in 1982, the possibilities for GLBTQ characters in teen fiction changed forever. The book said to gay kids: you are not going through a phase, you will meet others like yourself, you can have a […]

Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)

Photo by Constance Myers

We are terribly sad to learn of the death of Walter Dean Myers on Tuesday from pneumonia. As an author, his accolades are nearly too numerous to count: National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Margaret A. Edwards Award winner, (first) Printz Award winner, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, Newbery honoree, Boston Globe-Horn Book honoree, […]

Editorial: Don’t Speak!

Roger Sutton

What’s an award without the occasional scandal to make sure everybody’s paying attention? Marisa Tomei winning the Oscar. Wicked not winning the Tony. Rush Limbaugh being named Author of the Year. That last should not have been a surprise, though. The Children’s Book Council’s Author and Illustrator of the Year awards, part of their Children’s […]

2014 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win at ALA

Mind the Gap 2014 Awards

Too Grim(m)? Far Far Away by Tom McNeal Better Luck Next Time The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata, illustrated by Julia Kuo Didn’t Pan Out Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill, illustrated by LeUyen Pham Have You Seen My Big Gold Seal? Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting, illustrated […]

From the Editor — June 2014

Roger Sutton

On May 31st, I announced the winners of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards at the BookExpo convention in New York. The awards will be bestowed at a ceremony on October 10th at Simmons College; the next day brings the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, “Mind the Gaps: Books for All Young Readers.” The colloquium […]

The Star’s Guide to Writing for Children

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By Peter D. Sieruta Next page > 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12 From the May/June 2004 Horn Book Magazine.

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The Star’s Guide to Writing for Children — page 3

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The Star’s Guide to Writing for Children — page 4

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