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Preview May/June 2013 Horn Book Magazine

  • Caroline Fraser examines the sordid publishing history of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
  • Foreign Correspondence: Karen Jameyson takes us deep into Jeannie Baker’s process for creating the cross-cultural picture book Mirror.
  • Author Jeanne Birdsall stresses the importance of letting middle grade be middle grade.
  • Jonathan Hunt on the future of connecting kids with nonfiction.
  • 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 1950s and Ludwig Bemelmans’s Madeline’s Rescue.
  • The Writer’s Page: Marc Tyler Nobleman’s thoughts on accuracy in nonfiction dialogue.
  • Katrina Hedeen and Rachel L. Smith ask, “What Makes a Good YA Love Story?”
  • From The Guide: Graphic Novels for Children.
  • Cadenza: “Retitled,” book title updates for today’s sensibilities, by Patrick Jennings.
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