>Code Pink

>Scanning the multitudes of new books throughout the office, I am struck–again–by the endurance of pink covers on light teen girl fiction. I know this is nothing new; what interests me is the fact that I wrote about this four years ago, and I’m surprised it still works–not the chicklit formula, which is eternal, but […]

>My favorite new reviewing word,

>from Publishers Weekly‘s 3/3/08 review of Penny Vincenzi’s (love her) An Absolute Scandal: “chickensian.”

>February Web Watch

>Zoe has been poking around again.

>Going down a dark hall

>I’d like to second Elizabeth’s hopes (see comments in Monday’s post) for a Gothic revival. I’ve just finished listening to Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier, narrated by Tony Britton. When I told friends I was reading it, to a woman they started talking about their adolescent (around 10 up, I think) mania for Du […]

>It’s better than the hanky code!

>These are brilliant. Hey, Leila: does this come in H-E-N-R-Y and R-I-B-S-Y?

>Oh, Santa, Please, Please, Please!

> I told you Martha and I were writing a book, but apparently somebody, um, beat us to it. More than a century ago.

>Meg Cabot as Alistair Cooke

>Meg Cabot brings an American classic to life.

>We make dreams come true.

>At least Lisa Yee’s. My next editorial is about George Clooney. (photo by Richard, taken at Joanna and Norwood Long’s house)

Boys and Girls

We have called this special issue “Boys and Girls” in tribute to where the Horn Book’s great adventure began, as the newsletter of Bertha Mahony’s Bookshop for Boys and Girls, est. 1916. But as someone who came of age with the second-wave feminism of the 1970s, I’m anxious that we not be seen as favoring […]

>Hear Us Roar

>The inaugural Horn Book Podcast is up for your listening pleasure. Lolly is setting it up with iTunes so you’ll be able to subscribe; for now, go to the podcast page on our site to hear my interview with Jon Scieszka. I interviewed Jon for our special September issue, Boys and Girls. That too is […]