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Family Reading by Liza Woodruff

I love Perri Klass, here offering sensible advocacy of young children reading real books. Shut up, you know what I mean by real. Right after Labor Day, the Horn Book will debut its new blog, Family Reading, devoted to offering book recommendations and advice about the whats and whens and whos and hows of sharing books in […]

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 […]