Subscribe to The Horn Book

Cute, yes. Graphic novel, maybe?

power of cute

In this business we’ve all gotten pretty used to the blurring of boundaries: between genres (is that picture book biography with invented dialogue nonfiction or fiction?); between age groups (how young does YA go now, 14? 12? younger?); between formats (right, that 534-page novel is actually a picture book!). Ho hum; been there, done that. […]

Shake it up

shake and make splash

Night & Day Studios’ new app Shake & Make! (May 2011) draws upon artist Ed Emberley’s huge body of collage, doodle, and thumbprint illustrations. A single image (such as a face, animal, or vehicle) appears on a white background with the message “Shake to play!” Shaking your device breaks the picture into components that float […]