>I’m over the Moon!

>Okay, not really, but I just finished talking with Buzz Aldrin, who really has been over–and on–the Moon. How cool is that? I was interviewing him for the upcoming issue of Notes from the Horn Book, wherein we feature his and Wendell Minor’s Look to the Stars. Everybody has something that will get them talking, […]

>March/April 2009 Horn Book Magazine

>The Horn Book has a snow day today but our latest issue is out and, partly, up. We’ve posted an intelligently bristling argument from Farah Mendlesohn what’s wrong with contemporary YA SF as well as veteran Joanna Rudge Long’s thoughts on what to look for in a “Three Little Pigs.” The print Magazine also includes […]

>Palin/McCain for peace and quiet

>Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go has won the Guardian’s children’s fiction prize. The book was published this month in the U.S. by Candlewick and will be reviewed in the November issue of the Horn Book Magazine. It’s an SF novel about a society where people can hear each other think. Like that […]

>When Worlds Collide

>Our designer Lolly Robinson was spending a choir rehearsal break sitting in a Plymouth coffee shop and re-reading Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, only to emerge and see this: Lolly emailed me, “It made me wonder what other experiences like this people have had while still in the thrall of a children’s book.” It reminded me […]

New Notes, August 08

We’ve just emailed the latest issue of Notes from the Horn Book, which this month covers new books about school, nature study and space; some good recent chapter books, and five writers’ (and an editor’s) own summer reading choices. Sign up now! And, especially for teachers, this issue provides a link to TeachingBooks.net that gives […]

>Are They Here?

>Does anyone else think it’s kind of wild that the New York Times published an op-ed warning us to take UFO’s more seriously? I mean, I will, I do, just strange to see it there. The TV debut of the Teletubbies was not at all surprising to those of us who had read John Christopher’s […]