Siân Gaetano

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Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events...so very many unfortunate events

There’s not much I can say about Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events mini-series that hasn’t already been said (here, here, and here, for instance). I binge-watched the whole durn thing over a single weekend, and I’m not sorry. I started watching and fell instantly in love.I'm most impressed by...

Home Boov Pop! Puzzle Adventure app review

Home is the 3D animated film adaptation (DreamWorks Animation, March 2015; PG) of Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday. Shoshana and I went to see it in theaters and I loved it. I loved it very much.Home Boov Pop! Puzzle Adventure (DreamWorks Animation SKG/Behaviour Interactive, 2015; iOS and Android)...

Hbook Podcast 2.10 - Series Wrap on Siân

It's Siân's last week at Horn Book! ????Roger and Siân mainly ramble in this episode. There was no plan. You can tell. :) They talk about Siân's new gig with Shelf Awareness, electronic books, the future of publishing, and they display an amazing lack of knowledge on how to protect...

Hbook Podcast 2.9 - Special Guest LeUyen Pham

Siân chats with LeUyen Pham about illustrating (and also authoring) 90 books, a history of animation, and getting lost in the jungle.People we talk aboutDan SantatMolly IdleMarla FrazeeKevin LewisMo WillemsBooks we talk aboutCan You Do This, Old Badger? by Eve BuntingVampirina at the Beach by Anne Marie Pace The Princess...

Hbook Podcast 2.8 - Special Guest Ekua Holmes

Siân chats with artist and illustrator Ekua Holmes about sparc! The Artmobile, art in the community, and her newly illustrated work, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth.Other books we talk aboutVoice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole...

Hbook Podcast 2.7 - A Conversation with Lolly Robinson and Maung Nyeu

Something a little different today! Creative Director Lolly Robinson chats with Maung Nyeu about his project, Our Golden Hour, and picture books in translation.Links!https://ourgoldenhour.org/http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/0121/Maung-Nyeu-is-helping-his-people-put-their-language-and-stories-on-recordhttp://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/2015/06/saving-a-culture-book-by-book/http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130628-endangered-languages-scripts-bangladesh-indigenous-cultures-world/http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ttrpbSave...

Hbook Podcast 2.6 - Special Guest Adam Gidwitz

Siân chats with Adam Gidwitz who displays his Scottish accent, talks about his work and Mac Barnett in a bunny outfit, and *tries* to tell the listeners a Big Secret.People we talk aboutAlex BrackenTom AnglebergerLinksAt BookCon 2015Star Wars CelebrationPodcast with Alex BrackenWhy We Get Religious About Star WarsNot a reputable source!...

Hbook Podcast 2.5 - The Headmaster and Literary Fast Food

Siân and Roger chat about one headmaster's desire to keep "literary fast food" out of classroom libraries. And skipping pages. They also talk a lot about skipping pages.Books we talk aboutCHERUB series by Robert MuchamoreArtemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer"The Sound of Thunder" by Ray BradburyKushiel's Dart by Jacqueline CareyLord...

Hbook Podcast 2.4 - Special Guests Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Siân chats with author/illustrator Jon Klassen and author Mac Barnett during a Triangle tour stop at the Brookline Booksmith.LinksMac’s TED talkSteven MalkRoger and Gene Luen Yang discuss lots of things, including the author/illustrator split during the picture book production processThe YarnRelevant pictures SaveSave...

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