Purrfect reads

art by Edward Gorey

Yesterday was National Cat Day! Founded in 2005 by pet expert and advocate Colleen Paige, National Cat Day aims to raise awareness of homeless cats as well as appreciate the companionship of feline friends. Celebrate with one of these Horn Book Magazine–recommended books starring cats and cat-lovers — with a cat in your lap, of […]

Boston Globe-Horn Book announcements

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This is the announcement of the announcement. If you’re at BEA this week, I hope you will join us in the Librarians’ Lounge (booth number 757) on Saturday at 1:00PM, when Rebecca Stead and I will reveal the winners of the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. Yep, good times ahead with Anne Hathaway and James […]

>Southern Misschief

>Back from Hattiesburg, off to Austin, where I’ll be seeing many of the same people it seems. Those Hattiesburgers really know how to keep a speaker happy, I must say. Eric Tribunella, prof. in the English department, picked me up, drove me around, held my hand and gave me permission to have seconds of the […]

>Here, Kitty

>On October 3, the Eric Carle Museum is sponsoring a panel discussion about the legacy of NYT children’s book editor Eden Ross Lipson along with a display of books from an exhibition Eden had been planning for the museum, “The Silent Cat.” While it is NOT true that the Caldecott Committee awards extra points for […]