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Lizi Boyd Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Lizi Boyd’s Inside Outside is a lo-fi busybox of a book: sixteen wordless spreads of a child’s play and projects indoors and out, linked by the passing of the seasons and some […]

James Cross Giblin Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Jim Giblin has had two long and fruitful careers in children’s books, first as an editor, retiring as publisher of Clarion Books in 1989, and continuing to flourish as an author, most […]

Doreen Rappaport Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Doreen Rappaport is the author of more than forty books for young people. To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt, illustrated by C. F. Payne, is the latest in her […]

Paul O. Zelinsky Talks with Roger

Paul O. Zelinsky

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. While Paul O. Zelinsky garnered a Caldecott Medal and three Caldecott Honors for gravely beautiful work in rich oils (well, I suppose Swamp Angel is more like gravely funny), he is equally […]

Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, & Brenna Yovanoff Talk with Roger Sutton

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. I met with the Merry Sisters of Fate at a New York coffee shop during a break from Book Expo America last June. While Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff each […]

Rebecca Stead Talks with Roger

Rebecca Stead

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. While Rebecca Stead’s first novel, First Light, was a quiet debut (although it’s kind of a wild book), her second, When You Reach Me, made a great deal of noise, becoming a […]

Rebecca Stead’s good taste

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Rebecca Stead’s latest book, Liar & Spy, features an entertaining (and educational!) subplot about the sense of taste. Main character Georges’ science class participates in a taste-test experiment that Rebecca, while reminiscing with me for a Talks With Roger interview, remembers from her own school days: Roger: Is that a real thing, that taste test? […]

Mary Downing Hahn Talks with Roger

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  Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls is Mary Downing Hahn’s thirtieth novel, and a notable departure from her usual middle-school territory. Markedly YA, the book is based on an event from Hahn’s own […]

T. R. Burns Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. RS: When I was a kid, on the last day of school, you’d clear out your desk and take all your stuff home. And the first thing that we would always do, […]

Mac Barnett and Adam Rex Talk with Roger

Mac Barnett, Roger Sutton, Adam Rex

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Mac Barnett and Adam Rex’s Chloe and the Lion is a complex affair of metafictional play, appropriately taking place on a stage and peopled by puppets. They include a feisty little girl, […]