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Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. To read each interview, click on the author’s photo.

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Shaun Tan
illustrator of The Singing Bones: Inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Sponsored by
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author of Isabella: Girl in Charge. Sponsored by
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Mary GrandPré
author/illustrator of Cleonardo: The Little Inventor. Sponsored by
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Monika Schröder
author of Be Light like a Bird. Sponsored by
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Jewell Parker Rhodes
author of Towers Falling. Sponsored by
Little, Brown
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Kelly Barnhill
author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Sponsored by
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Richard Peck
author of The Best Man. Video edition; sponsored by
Penguin Random House
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Firoozeh Dumas
author of It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel. Sponsored by
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Joshua Khan
author of Shadow Magic. Sponsored by
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Frances Hardinge
author of The Lie Tree. Sponsored by
Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrahms
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Deb Caletti
authors of Essential Maps for the Lost. Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee February 2016
Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee
authors of Maybe a Fox. Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
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Marieke Nijkamp
author of This Is Where It Ends. Sponsored by
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David Fickling
editor, David Fickling Books. Sponsored by
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Kevin Henkes
author/illustrator of Waiting. Sponsored by
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Jennifer Donnelly
author of These Shallow Graves. Sponsored by
Random House
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Jodi Lynn Anderson
author of My Diary from the Edge of the World.
Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
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Jonathan Stroud
author of Lockwood & Co.: The Hollow Boy. Sponsored by
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Lois Ehlert
author/illustrator of Holey Moley. Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
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Lisa Graff
author of Lost in the Sun. Sponsored by
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Ashley Bryan
selector/illustrator of Sail Away. Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
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Louis Sachar
author of Fuzzy Mud. Sponsored by
Random House
Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld May 2015
Beth Ferry & Tom Lichtenheld
author and illustrator of Stick & Stone. Sponsored by
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Carol Weston
author of Ava and Taco Cat. Sponsored by
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Pam Munoz Ryan
author of Echo. Sponsored by
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JonArno Lawson
author of Sidewalk Flowers. Sponsored by
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Floyd Cooper
author of Juneteenth for Mazie. Sponsored by
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Patrick Jennings
author of Hissy Fitz. Sponsored by
mac barnett and jory john vertical January 2015
Mac Barnett and Jory John
authors of The Terrible Two. Sponsored by
Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrahms
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Stan Lee
author of Zodiac. Sponsored by
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Naomi Shihab Nye
author of The Turtle of Oman. Sponsored by
mary amato October 2014
Mary Amato
author of Get Happy. Sponsored by
Molly Idle October 2014
Molly Idle
author/illustrator of Flora and the Penguin. Sponsored by
Chronicle Books
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Marla Frazee
author/illustrator of The Farmer and the Clown. Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
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Nancy J. Cavanaugh
author of Always, Abigail. Sponsored by
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Adi Alsaid
author of Let’s Get Lost. Sponsored by
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Ilsa J. Bick
author of White Space. Sponsored by
Doreen Rappaport December 2013
Doreen Rappaport
author of To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of
Theodore Roosevelt
, illustrated by C. F. Payne.
Sponsored by
Jeff Kinney November 2013
Jeff Kinney
author/illustrator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.
Sponsored by
Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrahms
Steve Jenkins October 2013
Steve Jenkins
author/illustrator of The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest — and Most Surprising — Animals on Earth. Sponsored by
Cynthia Voigt September 2013
Cynthia Voigt
author of Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things.
Sponsored by
Random House
Donna Jo Napoli August 2013
Donna Jo Napoli
author of Skin. Sponsored by
Two Lions and Skyscape
Kathi Appelt July 2013
Kathi Appelt
author of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp.
Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
Lizi Boyd June 2013
Lizi Boyd
author of Inside Outside. Sponsored by
Chronicle Books
April 2013

author and editor. Sponsored by
Paul O. Zelinsky November 2012
Paul O. Zelinsky
illustrator of Z is for Moose. Sponsored by
Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff October 2012
Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff
authors of The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories.
Sponsored by
Lerner Publishing Group
Rebecca Stead August 2012
Rebecca Stead
author of Liar & Spy. Sponsored by
Random House
 June 2012

author of Mr. Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls. Sponsored by
 May 2012
TR Burns
author of The Bad Apple [Merits of Mischief].
Sponsored by
Simon & Schuster
 April 2012
Mac Barnett & Adam Rex
author and illustrator of Chloe and the Lion. Sponsored by
   December 2011
Daniel Handler
author of Why We Broke Up. Sponsored by
Little, Brown
 November 2011
Kadir Nelson
author of Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. Sponsored by