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To go with author/illustrator Stephen Savage’s article about the talented People in His Neighborhood, Katie compiled an image gallery of Horn Book Magazine covers created by Brooklyn illustrators. Keeping up the love, we gave you a Brooklyn booklist. And some artisanal pickle commentary. And even a spreadsheet.

Now we want to hear more from you. Tell us — in the comments here or any of the Brooklyn-tagged posts, on Facebook, or on Twitter @HornBook @RogerReads — a little something about your favorite Brooklyn book, author, or anecdote. If you’ve already commented, ba-da-bing!, she said ironically, you’re already in. You’ll be entered in a drawing to win a signed print of Stephen Savage’s brilliant Goodnight Moon-inspired illustration, “Goodnight Bridge.”

With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown.

With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. Illustration by Stephen Savage.

Put on your thinking caps (pork pie, trucker, or Nets), crank up some Son de Brooklyn (shameless plug for friend’s Brooklyn-based Cuban music band!), Do the Right Thing, and talk to us. The contest ends next Friday, August 7. Don’t fuggedaboudit.

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Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and a BA from Oberlin College.



  1. Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon is a new favorite.

  2. I used to live in Brooklyn, and I currently live with Walrus’s #1 5-year-old fan (who was previously a huge Goodnight Moon fan), so…I’m commenting.

  3. Elissa Gershowitz Elissa Gershowitz says:

    Walrus — where *IS* he?!

  4. Penguin will never tell.

  5. Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews, featuring brown stones and street scenes with lots of diverse children, reimagining what the old nursery rhymes might look like in modern day Brooklyn. Photo collages capturing the joy and energy of all the kids! I adore the book and having my daughter as one of the kids definitely made the book the more special for my family 🙂

  6. There are so many great Brooklyn titles…but I have to go with Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny!

  7. Phyllis Weeks says:

    Liar and Spy: appeals to boys (that infinitely difficult group to reach), is a richly plotted book with multi-dimensional characters.

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