Snow day seek-and-find fun

It’s looking like we’ll have a snow day again tomorrow, so we’re loading up on projects to take home. I’ve got a stack of novels, audio books, and blog possibilities set aside that I probably wouldn’t get through in a week of snow days, but hope springs eternal, right? Two new picture puzzle collections from […]

¡Mira! ¡Mira!

¡Muy bueno! Leslie Patricelli’s Higher! Higher!, a 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book, will be reissued as a bilingual board book (Higher! Higher! / ¡Más alto! ¡Más alto!) in January, along with The Birthday Box / Mi caja de cumpleaños. Look for reviews of two brand-new Patricelli titles, Potty and Tubby (all Candlewick), in the […]

And you thought I was kidding about the Silly Bandz.

As promised, some book-related ephemera! The eponymous boxes. Behind them you can see (left to right) a Halloween card sent by Penguin (“Happy Halloween from Dick and Jane and Vampires“), a leaf art thank-you note from Lois Ehlert, a Bink and Gollie watch, and pink pouches of fairy dust. What you sadly can’t see, obscured […]

Extra points for participation

You may have heard this summer’s buzz surrounding Jodi Lynn Anderson’s (bestselling author of Peaches) Loser/Queen (Simon & Schuster), an “interactive” novel for which cyber fans voted weekly on turns in the plot. With the paperback edition’s release date of December 21 approaching, and the ARC landing in the Horn Book offices, I came to […]