Erin E. Stead’s Favorite Caldecott

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

What is Erin E. Stead’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?

Emily Arnold McCully’s Favorite Caldecott

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings (1942): Because I loved it as a child and believe its appeal is timeless. The masterly, unshowy illustrations carry the narrative and characterizations and establish a particular time and place that becomes universal. Because it is a story—involving, amusing, enlarging—whose form perfectly fits the picture book. —Emily Arnold McCully, winner of […]

Beth Krommes’s Favorite Caldecott

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

What is Beth Krommes’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?

Laura Amy Schlitz’s Favorite Newbery

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

What is Laura Amy Schlitz’s favorite Newbery Medal book?

Linda Sue Park’s Favorite Newbery

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Tervino

What is Linda Sue Park’s favorite Newbery Medal book?

Robin McKinley’s Favorite Newbery

Smoky by Will James

What is Robin McKinley’s favorite Newbery Medal book?

Review of Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter

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Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: 
Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated Illustrators compiled and edited 
by Leonard S. Marcus Middle School, High School, Of Interest to Adults    Candlewick    310 pp. 4/12    978-0-7636-3506-0    $22.99 “For a story’s text to work, it needs to be incomprehensible. Otherwise you wouldn’t need the pictures,” […]

Preview July/August 2012 Horn Book Magazine

July/August 2012 Horn Book Magazine

Special Issue: Awards Jack Gantos’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech for Dead End in Norvelt and a profile of Gantos by his editor Wesley Adams. Chris Raschka’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech for A Ball for Daisy and a profile of Raschka by his wife Lydie Raschka. Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance Speech by Kadir Nelson […]

Lois Lowry’s Favorite Newbery

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices fropm a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz

What is Lois Lowry’s favorite Newbery Medal book?

Susan Cooper’s Favorite Newbery

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

What is Susan Cooper’s favorite Newbery Medal book?