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Staying home

With the kids learning from home for the foreseeable future, we thought some author/illustrator interviews could hold their attention. Watch this space -- and follow #HBInterviews on Twitter and Facebook. Edited to add: the interviews were conducted with an adult readership in mind, so maybe run an eye over any you plan to share with very young ones. 

Ham it up with Julie Roach's article "What Makes a Good Storytime?" and other read-aloud suggestions. You can also catch up on Family Reading -- most (if not all) of the blog posts are child-friendly and could be interesting discussion-starters. For example: "Do you like to read very sad books?" "What's your favorite thing to cook?" "Why are you reading a different book than what your darling mother is reading aloud?" May we also suggest MASH as a time-filler?

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 University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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Barbara Eilertsen

Thank you Horn Book.

Posted : Mar 19, 2020 01:07


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