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March/April 2013 Horn Book Magazine coverSpecial Issue: Different Drummers

  • The Writer’s Page: Authors Polly Horvath and Jack Gantos exchange ideas on what it is to be weird. In their own unique ways.
  • Barbara Bader discusses the work of versatile illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky (whose original art graces the March cover).
  • Roger Sutton interviews two independent children’s book publishers: Mary Cash of Holiday House and Jason Low of Lee & Low Books.
  • Eugene Yelchin on growing up reading in the former Soviet Union.
  • Elizabeth Burns argues for books for print-disabled children.
  • Sight Reading: Leonard S. Marcus on Tomi Ungerer.
  • Field Notes: Independent bookstore co-owner Elizabeth Bluemle on the challenges and rewards of bookselling in a digital age.
  • “What Makes a Good YA Coming-Out Novel?” asks librarian Claire Gross.
  • Caldecott at 75: Scholar-librarian Kathleen T. Horning continues a multi-part series of articles looking back at the Caldecott Medal by decade, here focusing on the 1940s with Rachel Field’s Prayer for a Child.
  • Throughout the issue: Authors, publishers, and reviewers answer the question: “What’s the strangest children’s book you’ve ever enjoyed?”
  • From The Guide: Novels in Verse.
  • Cadenza: “My Life in Comics,” an original comic by Raina Telgemeier.
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