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Summer Reading 2008

Recommended by Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano in the Horn Book podcast. Fiction Basketball Bats and Goof-Off Goalie written by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley (Roaring Brook) Grade level: 1–3 Airman by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion) Grade level: 4–8 The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (Fickling) Grade level: 4–8 Go Big or Go Home […]

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Roger Sutton interviews Philip Pullman | December 2007

Roger Sutton: I have to confess I have never met a writer who felt truly happy with any film adaptation of their work. How about it? Philip Pullman: Well, yes. To be truly happy with it you have to be the director as well as the scriptwriter and the star and the composer and the producer and […]

2007 holiday gift books

This list accompanies the podcast by Terri Schmitz, owner of The Children’s Bookshop, Brookline, MA Picture Books Edwardo: The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World written and illustrated by John Burningham (Knopf). Grade level: K–3. On Angel Wings written by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Candlewick). Grade level: 2–6. Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to […]

Horn Book Podcast

In 2007 and 2008 the Horn Book had a (more-or-less) monthly podcast. We are happy to make these episodes available once again here. Our podcasts featured conversations with writers, illustrators, and editors, chats about current trends, and insider takes on reviewing and publishing.   Beach Bag Books Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano talk with Kitty […]

Robert McCloskey interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_mccloskey.mp3 Child’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults. MUSIC Narrator: Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live. But every time Mr. Mallard saw what looked like a nice place, Mrs. Mallard said it was no good. There were […]

Horn Book Radio Review

  Originally aired on National Public Radio in the summer of 1986, these interviews with renowned writers and illustrators were conducted by Anita Silvey, then the editor of the Horn Book, and produced by Greg Fitzgerald. Also broadcast was a review by school children of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express. All are available as […]

Children review The Polar Express

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_polarexpress.mp3 MUSIC Child: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults. MUSIC Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. At Horn Book, we’ve had many years of practice in selecting books for children, but on occasion we like to […]

James Marshall interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_marshall.mp3 MUSIC Child’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults. Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. If you’ve been reading any picture books to three-, four-, or five-year-olds recently, you may be very familiar with my […]

Uri Shulevitz interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_shulevitz.mp3 Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. The American picture book for children is one of this country’s greatest contributions to world literature. And my guest today, Caldecott Medal Winner, Uri Shulevitz, who illustrated One Monday Morning, Rain Rain Rivers and The Treasure, […]