Our Salley Mavor swoon-fest continues: check out her blog post about how she created the stunning cover for the January/February 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Salley’s also offering a poster giveaway–get over there and get in on the action!
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle; illus. by the author Preschool Philomel 32 pp. 10/11 978-0-399-25713-1 $17.99 In its simplest interpretation, Carle’s book is about an artist—perhaps a child, perhaps an adult—who paints animals the “wrong” color. There is the titular blue horse, a red alligator, green lion, and even a [...]
Copies of the January 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine were just delivered to the office, and Salley Mavor’s cover art (a preliminary image of which you can see here) is absolutely breathtaking to behold. Until you can actually feast your eyes on your own copies, we’ve posted Salley Mavor’s acceptance speech for the [...]
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; illus. by Maira Kalman High School Little, Brown 355 pp. 12/11 978-0-316-12725-7 $19.99 Min and Ed’s differences are profound–most obviously, she’s a quirky aspiring filmmaker and he’s a popular jock. Readers see immediately, though, that it’s not simply these practical differences that caused their breakup, the event on [...]
Welcome to Fanfare, the Horn Book’s selection for the best books published for children and teens in 2011. Publishing trends being what they are, the editors make no attempt to provide a balanced list (where’s the folklore?), but you will find the thirty choices fairly evenly divided among picture books, fiction, and nonfiction. Do note [...]
The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2012 issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Mônica Carnesi (Paulsen/Penguin) And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano; [...]