Angela Johnson on All Different Now

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On this day in 1865 — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued — abolition was finally announced in Texas, the last stronghold of slavery. In the May/June 2014 Horn Book Magazine, reviewer Robin Smith asked author Angela Johnson about the closing words and image of All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First […]

Deborah Wiles on Revolution

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In the July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine, reviewer Dean Schneider talked to author Deborah Wiles about constructing the second entry in her Sixties “documentary novel” trilogy. Read the starred review of Revolution here. Dean Schneider: How do you keep the sheer scale of your narrative in control — the documents, the voices, the historical perspective, the […]

An Interview with Frances Foster

In the September/October 2003 Horn Book Magazine, Leonard S. Marcus interviewed longtime editor Frances Foster, head of Frances Foster Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus & Giroux.  Leonard S. Marcus: How did you come to be a children’s book editor? Frances Foster: I came to New York on the rebound, following a wonderful but unreal […]

Peter Sís on The Pilot and the Little Prince

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In the May/June 2014 Horn Book Magazine, reviewer Sarah Ellis asked The Pilot and the Little Prince author/illustrator Peter Sís about his own introduction to Saint-Exupéry’s beloved book. Read the review here. Sarah Ellis: Did you read The Little Prince when you were a child? Peter Sís: I remember exactly when I first read The Little […]

Starred reviews, July/August 2014 Horn Book Magazine

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The following books will receive starred reviews in the July/August issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Also: Newbery, Caldecott, and CSK speeches and profiles; the lowdown on Caldecott committee work; Mind the Gap; and my editorial on a Newbery/Caldecott scandal in the making.   Emily’s Blue Period; by Cathleen Daly; illus. by Lisa Brown (Porter/Roaring Brook). Hermelin […]

The Star’s Guide to Writing for Children

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By Peter D. Sieruta Next page > 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12 From the May/June 2004 Horn Book Magazine.

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The Star’s Guide to Writing for Children — page 3

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