While we don’t yet know who will start off the 2021 edition of this durable series, originally published by the Horn Book and now a joint production with ALSC and ALA, the latest collection of the Newbery and Caldecott speeches is now available. In the Words of the Winners: The Newbery and Caldecott Medals 2001-2010 [...]
>Just back from a busy ALA, and here are a few pictures. Proud papa Dean Schneider standing next to the poster Lolly designed for his and Robin Smith’s “When A Is for X-Box,” from our July issue (which I think is the most beautiful one we have ever published): Newbery-winner Rebecca Stead, her editor Wendy [...]
>Along with my five-question interrogations of seven prize winning authors and illustrators, the Horn Book booth (#2960) will be featuring giveaways of two new posters, one of Jerry Pinkney’s cover for our special Awards issue (which itself will be available Monday) and the other of Dean Schneider and Robin Smith’s sequel to their classic “Unlucky [...]
>Later this week I’ll be taking questions and asking them too in the exhibits hall at ALA. Here is the schedule for the Live Five interviews:Saturday, June 26th: 1:00 p.m. Matt Phelan, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for The Storm in the Barn 4:00 p.m. Tanya Lee Stone, winner of the Sibert Medal for [...]
>The June issue of Notes from the Horn Book has just been published and features an interview with Sy Montgomery and reviews of new books devoted to the great outdoors and a few other things. Also included is the schedule for my “Live Five” interviews with award-winners at ALA in D.C. later this month.
>1. It’s in the mail and features an interview with Margaret Wise Brown as well as some provocative thoughts on why a true respect for children’s books means not eating meat. 2. She’s illustrated some of the most beautiful picture books of the 20th and 21st century and is giving the annual Sutherland Lecture at [...]
>The Atlantic would like to see more book banning. Their argument makes me recall a discussion with a friend who was living in Mexico during a particularly repressive time–she said something like “well, sure, if you say the wrong thing too loudly you risk getting arrested, but in the States you can yell your head [...]