Moving moment No. 13


As Katie shreds the last TOP SEKRIT documents, we’re going dark here, shutting down our computers and phones today so we can move them tomorrow along with fifteen years of Horn Book history. You can still reach me via email and if you have my cell number you have my cell number. As of Monday, […]

Moving moment No. 12


Elf on the shelf. Her nephew told me I was making Bertha laugh in Heaven, so that’s something.

Moving moment No. 11


Longtime HornBooker Jennifer Brabander came by today to scour the giveaway shelves, and look what she brought. Thanks, Jen!

Moving Moment No. 10


  Stop me if you’ve heard this one from me before, but when I was a student in Zena’s children’s lit course (along with your friend and mine, Elizabeth), she devoted one class to discussing review journals, aka her Rivals. Booklist got some love because her star student, Betsy Hearne, was then the children’s book […]

Roger’s moving moments


It’s our last week at 56 Roland Street. Simmons campus, here we come! Roger has been cleaning out his office. Here’s what he’s found so far. Who wants to help us pack?!

Moving moment No. 9


Block that metaphor!

Moving moment No. 8


A literary genius–I do not use the word lightly–a gifted painter, and she had PERFECT PENMANSHIP.

Moving moment No. 7


One of the best friends the Horn Book has.

Moving moment No. 6


Ooh, who remembers this one? In 1982, the library systems of Chicago, Milwaukee, and San Francisco banned Margot Zemach’s Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven from their collections (Chicago, from where I followed the whole story avidly, did include it in its two regional research libraries). Unlike the headlines, still popular today, that too-loosely use […]

Moving moment No. 5


A good writer and a good friend, taken too soon.