>Live Five early warning

>I’ve been scheduling our Live Five Questions series for ALA in June, and I’m happy to tell you that the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Wilder, Sibert and Printz awards will all be coming by the Horn Book booth to submit to my ruthless interrogations. I’ll put the schedule up next month. […]

>What did they do, flip a coin?

>ALA has posted the 2011 Notables and Best Fiction for Young Adults list.  I had to laugh when I looked at the latter–YALSA got rid of its supposedly ungainly Best Books for Young Adults list last year to focus on narrower lists this year, but what did we get? A YA-fiction-only list that, with 99 […]

Work on volume three begins Monday!

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 […]

>Five questioned

> When I asked Matt Phelan if he would ever consider illustrating The Wizard of Oz, be brought back childhood terrors by mentioning the Wheelers, a ferocious little bunch of hoodlums from Ozma of Oz. Thanks for that, Matt. I was already punchdrunk Saturday morning when I was inviting people to come by the booth […]

>July/August 2010 special issue: Awards

>The July/August Horn Book Magazine is out, and selected articles are on our website, including profiles of the Newbery and Caldecott medalists and CSK author and illustrator award acceptance speeches.

>Little pitchers

>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 […]

>Conference swag

>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 […]

>ALA Washington

>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 […]

>New Notes, Outdoors edition

>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.

>Monday Diary

>Anita Lobel was great and glamorous for her Zena Sutherland Lecture last Friday night in Chicago, and we will be bringing you that speech in an upcoming issue. Thank goodness for our full-color printing as Anita Lobel paints the most beautiful colors I know and Lolly should be in pig(ment) heaven choosing illustrations. Thanks again […]