Here’s some family reading I can really get behind

Elenaetfamilia

My friend, children’s book translator Elena Abos, and her family in Cologne, 2011.

Weekend update

We talked about this trend of shiny-ing up books last week when Martha P. and I did a Family of Readers gig at the Duxbury Free Library for the Westwinds Bookshop. I speculated that the books that would best survive digital competition would be those that most rewarded or required physical presence–airport novels out, picture […]

>For appearances sake

>Because of a scheduling conflict, Martha P. and I will be speaking at the Eric Carle sometime later in the year rather than this month. But I am all set for this evening’s panel discussion at 7:00 P.M. at the Cambridge P.L. with the Scooby-Doo Diversity Gang–Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Deva Fagan, Malinda Lo, […]

>Sister is doing it for ourselves

>Over at SLJ, Betsy Bird reviews a Family of Readers and former Guide Goddess Chelsey Philpot grills Martha and me about the book’s genesis.

>In which we are Proclaimed

>I must say Cambridge really knows how to be nice to a person. Not only did CPL children’s coordinator Daryl Mark treat Martha and Richard and I me to a tasty Indian meal before our program, and not only was our audience (including a dearly loved friend from high school I had lost track of) […]

>Live and on stage

>Martha Parravano and I will be at the Cambridge Public Library tomorrow night to talk about how parents can help children find good books. 7:00 PM in the lecture hall at the main library near Harvard Square.

>Turning the Tables

>Meant to post this before–Monica Edinger gives me  and A Family of Readers the five-questions treatment over at the Huffington Post. And, later today, I have five questions of my own for Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate books, in Notes From the Horn Book. Coming your way around 3:00PM, at which time I’ll […]

>Tweetchat etc.

>If you have any interest in the Tweetchat Mitali Perkins so kindly organized for me and A Family of Readers, I think you can find the archive here. Mitali asked some great questions and I will follow up on some of them here once I’ve had a chance to do some pondering. Yesterday, Martha and […]

>Twinterview

>On Monday November 8th from noon to one P.M., Mitali Perkins will be asking me questions about A Family of Readers over at Twitter. Come join in. She’s @mitaliperkins and I am @hornbook; the hashtag is #familyofreaders. Does it sound like I know what I’m talking about? And if you find yourself in Maplewood, NJ […]

>She likes us! She really likes us! (She, on the other hand . . .)

>(I guess we will see if that reference is as lost as Joan Rivers’ joke about Elizabeth Taylor and the microwave.) Jules has a nice review of A Family of Readers over at 7-Imp. In other blog news there was a Twitter-tempest last night over a blogger’s review of Laurel Snyder’s completely amiable middle-grade novel […]