For my reviewing class at Simmons, I’m having the students read and review an adult book chosen by their classmates after each made a dark confession: Student: I hate chicklit! Class: you’re reading Sophie Kinsella! A bit sadistic, I guess, but the idea was to get us all out of our comfort zones and also […]
. . . but that won’t stop speculation. While the winners (and honor books) of ALA’s Newbery and Caldecott Awards posed no surprises in themselves, everyone wants to know what happened to Mr. Tiger. As Calling Caldecott blogger Robin Smith sensibly says, it’s likely that the committee simply found four other books it liked more. […]
Elissa and Katie have begun uploading our reports and photos from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium this past weekend. Aside from having to periodically remind people to speak into their microphones, the two days went very smoothly. The highlight for me was a panel I moderated for HBAS with […]
>The Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is gearing up for its biannual Summer Institute, this year themed “The Body Electric” and taking place July 28-July 31st. Simmons’ favorites Jackie Woodson, Jack Gantos and M.T. Anderson will be there along with a host of others; hope to see you there.
The 2011 BGHB winners are: Fiction Winner: Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick) Honor: Chime by Franny Billingsley (Dial) Honor: Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke (Kane Miller) Nonfiction Winner: The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook) Honor: Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found […]
While we ran a little long and no one could ever find a cab, I would have to say that our first Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards at Simmons and the next day’s first Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium went swimmingly. Here are a few photos: Nonfiction winner Betsy Partridge channeling Miss Brodie Laurel Croza and […]
We’re in the final hours of planning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (tomorrow night) and the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium (Saturday). Thanks mainly to the super-capable and farsighted Katrina Hedeen, we seem to be on track, but last night I dreamed that Seal and Heidi Klum RSVPed late and I could not find […]