Don’t be fooled by the smile.

RS, flanked by Lillian N. Gerhardt and Trev Jones

School Library Journal threw a nice party for retiring Book Review Editor Trevelyn T. Jones in the Louis L’Amour room at Random House on Tuesday night. It was so great to see Trev, who has been indefatigable for the past thirty years–I first worked with her when I was  a reviewer for SLJ in the […]

So much for your Newbery Medal, etc.

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from Publishers Weekly: “Susan Cooper returns with Ghost Hawk in August; ‘it’s the best thing she’s written since The Dark Is Rising,’ said S&S BFYR publisher Justin Chanda.”

Reviewer gals done good

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We ♥ our reviewers! And here’s what some of them have been up to. Long-time Horn Book Guide reviewer Nell Beram is coauthor (with Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky) of Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies (Amulet/Abrams, January 2013). No Yoko-bashing here; the authors paint an engaging (and sympathetic) portrait of the rock-’n’-roll wife as a groundbreaking avant-garde artist […]

Remembering Elaine Konigsburg

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We mourn the death (last Friday) of E.L. Konigsburg, who never wrote a book I didn’t want to read. (Not that I love them all, but even where she went wrong, she did so magnetically.) I remember a slightly uneasy conversation with Konigsburg’s editor Jean Karl right after Elaine had won her second Newbery Medal […]

Profile of E. L. Konigsburg by Laurie Konigsburg Todd

Readers frequently ask where E. L. Konigsburg, my mother, gets her ideas. I’ll tell. Although Mom can detect the most subtle nuance in painting or prose, she never developed a musical ear. Knowing that, my brother Paul purchased several classical records and proceeded to give her a course in music appreciation. It is not surprising […]

Profile of Elaine Konigsburg by David Konigsburg

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg was born in New York City but lived most of her precollege days in the small town of Farrell, Pennsylvania. Although she readily adapts to any environment, it is probable that the excitement of Manhattan will always appeal to her most. A keen observer, she delights in being bombarded by a multitude […]

Newbery Award Acceptance by Elaine L. Konigsburg

You see before you today a grateful convert from chemistry. Grateful that I converted and grateful that you have labeled the change successful. The world of chemistry, too, is thankful; it is a neater and safer place since I left. This conversion was not so difficult as some others I have gone through. The transformation […]

E. L. Konigsburg (1930-2013)

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We were very sad to hear about the recent passing of E. L. Konigsburg. Konigsburg was the author of Newbery Award-winners From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The View from Saturday, along with Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth, which won a Newbery Honor the same year as Mixed-Up Files won […]

2013 Zena Sutherland Lecturer Linda Sue Park

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 Linda Sue Park is delivering the 2013 Zena Sutherland Lecture on May 3rd at the Harold Washington Center, Chicago Public Library. Admission is free but reservations are required; go to zenasutherland.eventbrite.com to sign up. I’ll be there and hope you will be too!

Guess who?: Great ladies

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Can you guess these lovely author and illustrator ladies? Here’s a hint: “Lady C” was a Horn Book Magazine cover model in 2010. This post is part of our “Guess who”? author and illustrator photo series. Click on the tag Guess who? to see all entries!