>All Her Children

>SLJ interviews another Zena offspring, Marilyn Kaye. While we both handed her disappointments (Marilyn by writing romances, me by leaving BCCB for Horn Book) I like to think we’ve by and large done the lady proud.

>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 […]

>Food and Art

>Tomorrow’s Sutherland Lecturer tells a story. And I know she has many more to tell, so come on down to the Harold Washington Library in Chicago tomorrow night to hear them.

>Anita Lobel gives the Sutherland Lecture

> Register for this event here.

>Not to mention the flaming cheese. Opa!

>Back from ALA but barely. Returned to Boston Tuesday evening then spent Wednesday on the phone for a Horn Book board meeting; faced today with two hundred pages of Guide editing and my Simmons class coming over to talk about reviewing in situ. It was a great conference–the author interviews went very well despite some […]

Five Questions for . . .

You might know our monthly Notes from the Horn Book feature, “Five questions for . . .” in which I ask an author or illustrator of the moment questions both pertinent and inane. At ALA next week (yikes) in Chicago, this feature is going live at the Junior Library Guild booth (#2256) right across from […]

>Don’t forget!

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>Back from TLA,

>and man, I do love those Texas librarians (notable exceptions aside). Forthright and friendly in nature, enthusiastic and smart about books. Although our booth was down by the clothing and jewelry department (which I’ll never understand: “What, this? Just a little thing I picked up at the librarians’ convention.”) I was kept plenty busy, but […]

The perils, once again, of the passive voice

The headline led me to believe this was another old-school Chicago scandal but it’s apparently just shameless bribery at work.

>Expensively back from Chicago

>Pay very, very close attention to your dates when you get a paperless ticket, he says $350.00 dollars later. I mistakenly booked myself to return from Chicago TODAY instead of YESTERDAY. Apparently you can’t fly standby when it’s the day before, either. But I had to get back to you. (Now that Cyndi Lauper/Celine Dion […]