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Archives for November 2008

>Add ’em up, Bobby

>Could somebody do this math for me? If Sarah Palin did in fact receive seven million dollars for a book contract, how many copies would the publisher have to sell to recoup its cost? Would it be possible? Yes, I intend to use song references for my blog headings until I get good and tired […]

>Is It Worth Waiting for?

>Claire has a new booklist up about food. And don’t forget, tonight I’ll be moderating a panel with Susan Meddaugh, Susan Moynihan, Anita Silvey and David Wiesner to celebrate the work of James Marshall, artist and cook. Yummers!

>Hands Across the Wire

>Betsy Bird, aka Fuse #8, did us the very great favor of reviewing The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

>Practicing for grandchildren

> Mads seemed content and Julia politely waiting until we got to something with princesses in it.

>Poor Kate!

>Via Andrew Sullivan, this account of schoolbus cheers: Matthew Whoolery and his wife aren’t blaming the school district for what happened on the bus but they do think all parents need to be careful about what they say and teach their children.Whoolery and his wife couldn’t believe it when their second and third graders got […]

>New Notes!

>The November issue of Notes from the Horn Book is now out. An interview with Mini Grey, books about heroes, villains, talking dinosaurs, and more. Subscribe now and tell your friends.

>Amazoning Out

>JasonB’s post at Galleycat about Thomas Nelson’s new program of supplying free books to bloggers on the condition that they review the book and copy said review to an online vendor such as Amazon.com brings up lots of questions, and don’t miss the link to the Guardian’s essay on the subject, which includes an entertaining, […]

>When the Joke’s On You

>I’m having some trouble with PW editor Sara Nelson’s hand-wringing over the use of King & King by advocates of California’s Proposition 8, which this past Tuesday overturned the right of gay couples to get married in that state. Nelson was upset by a TV ad produced by the Yes on 8 campaign that featured […]

>Come See Lolly!

>Horn Book designer and production manager Lolly Robinson will be at the Eric Carle Museum on November 16th at 1:00P.M., moderating a conversation about picture books with Kinuko Craft, Jerry Pinkney, Rosemary Wells, and Paul O. Zelinsky. Free with admission to the Museum, the program stems from an exhibition Lolly has curated from the collection […]

>Come See the Stupids Have a Ball!

>On Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00PM, I’ll be moderating a panel honoring James Marshall’s contributions to children’s literature. Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin (who has recently published a revised and expanded collection of George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends), the Cambridge Public Library, The Foundation for Children’s Books, MIT, and the Horn […]