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Hbook Podcast 2.10 - Series Wrap on Siân

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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

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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...

Hbook Podcast 2.3 - Special Guest Jamie Tan

Siân chats with Jamie Tan, Candlewick publicist, about trade shows, the life of a publicist, and finding your people.Jamie TanCandlewickBooks we talk aboutThe Princess in Black - Shannon and Dean HaleSnow White - Matt PhelanCaraval - Stephanie GarberCarve the Mark - Veronica RothRace to the Bottom of the Sea -...

To the battlements!

Baby sis has begun her annual Battle of the Books, with Duncan Tonatiuh comparing the merits of Freedom in Congo Square and Freedom Over Me.Also, the Horn Book Podcast is back up and running. Last week Sian talked to author and agent Rebecca Podos and today we talk about politics...

Hbook Podcast 2.2 - Fries, Elections, and Librarians

In episode two of the new season, Siân and Roger discuss politics, "rock star" librarians, and wanting fries with that.People we talk aboutK-Fai SteeleAdam Rex (thread)Dan SantatLinksDiana Gabaldon (“Recent statistics from the New York Federal Reserve detailing employment outcomes by college major shows that English students have a 7.5 percent unemployment...

Hbook Podcast 2.1 - Special Guest Rebecca Podos

Episode one of season two! Siân talks with author and literary agent Rebecca Podos about her upcoming book, RuPaul's Drag Race, and advice pregnant women receive.Books we talk aboutThe Mystery of Hollow Places, Rebecca PodosLike Water, Rebecca PodosThe Red Tent, Anita DiamantBad Mother, Ayelet WaldmanA Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and...

Surprise! A Podcast! - Special Guest Alexandra Bracken

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Hey, look! Here's a podcast!Siân chats with author Alexandra Bracken about living in Arizona, her new book (Wayfarer), Mo Willems's man bun, and Star Wars. We chatted in a hotel lobby so there's a few background noises. Only a few of said noises are very noisy.Alex's links:WebsiteTwitterInstagramRecapAuthors we talk about:Melissa de...

Hbook Podcast 1.38 - Special Guest Malinda Lo

Podcast the 38th in which Siân and Roger chat with special guest Malinda Lo.*We're going on vacation for the holidays! We'll miss you but we'll see you in 2017 (good riddance, 2016)!*(nsfw)Malinda infoTwittertumblrBooks we talk aboutKody Keplinger, RunSarah Waters, Tipping the VelvetAll Out from Harlequin TeenPeople we talk aboutSaundra MitchellCindy...

Hbook Podcast 1.37 - Publishing and the Patriarchy

Podcast the 37th in which Roger and Siân talk about the recent election and women in publishing.LinksRoger’s morning afterLee and Low Diversity baseline surveyPublishing industry is overwhelmingly white and female, US study findsAre Book Publishers To Blame For Gender Discrimination?Why Men Don’t Read: How Publishing is Alienating Half the PopulationGender...

Hbook Podcast 1.36 - Authorial Intent

Podcast the 36th in which Roger and Siân talk about a lot of things before eventually getting to the topic of authorial intent.People we talk aboutMelissa de la CruzLaura KoenigPhilip PullmanMalinda LoBooks we talk aboutThe Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (Google says “People also ask” “Is The Handmaid’s Tale a true story?”...

Hbook Podcast 1.35 - Special Guest Laura Koenig

Podcast the 35th in which Siân travels to BPL Copley to chat with children's librarian (and generally awesome human being) Laura Koenig. Entrance to the Children's Library The outside brought in Laura KoenigBPL interviewSimmons interview  Light up lion cub from the front Light up lion cub from the sideBoston Public...

Hbook Podcast 1.34 - Special Guest Melissa de la Cruz

Hbook podcast the 34th in which Siân chats with author and fellow Disney-lover Melissa de la Cruz.Melissa's books we talk aboutSomething in Between Fresh Off the Boat Double EclipsePeople we talk aboutChina Anne McClainKara SaunLinksWhy Melissa de la Cruz’s immigration story matters nowThe Dream ActDisney DescendantsSiân's little sister GETTING PROPOSED...

Hbook Podcast 1.33 - Special Guest Christian Robinson

Podcast the 33rd in which Siân and Roger chat with Last Stop on Market Street illustrator (and generally awesome human being), Christian Robinson.Books we talk about illustrated by Christian RobinsonSchool’s First Day of School, Adam RexLast Stop on Market Street, Matt de la PeñaLeo: A Ghost Story, Mac BarnettLittle Penguins, Cynthia...

NYCC Interview with Brittany Cavallaro

Siân was lucky enough to have a quick chat with author Brittany Cavallaro at NYCC16. Beware: lots of background noise. :)http://www.brittanycavallaro.com/https://twitter.com/skippingstones...

Hbook Podcast 1.32 - Special Guest Betsy Bird

Podcast the 32nd in which Siân chats with blogger and librarian Betsy Bird about religion in books and publishing.Books we talk aboutJazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill and Francis VallejoHarry Potter, obviMiracle Man by John HendrixThe Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem AlyRebel Genius by...

Hbook Podcast 1.31 - Library Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, and VOYA

Podcast the 31st in which Siân and Roger talk about, well, the title: library censorship, intellectual freedom, and VOYA. Also Christian romances.Books we talk aboutKody Keplinger, RunSelene Castrovilla, MeltStephanie Kuehn, The Smaller EvilSimon Mason, Running GirlRuth Alexander, Changing Bodies, Changing LivesKate Breslin, For Such a TimeNathan Aldyne, SlateSweet Valley High...

Hbook Podcast 1.30 - Special Guest Lana Popović

Podcast the 30th in which Siân talks with author and literary agent Lana Popović.Books and movies we talk aboutErin Morgenstern, The Night CircusChocolatPeople we talk aboutTaylor HaggertyRebecca PodosMelissa MillerClaudia GabelLinksThe Swanky SeventeensZachary Shuster Harmsworth...

Hbook Podcast 1.29 - Special Guest Anastasia Collins

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Podcast the 29th in which Roger and Siân chat with social work librarian and Horn Book reviewer Anastasia Collins about cultural (mis?)appropriation and bagels.Books we talk aboutStephenie Meyer’s Twilight seriesGhosts by Raina TelgemeierPeople we talk aboutLionel ShriverToni MorrisonLinksSimmonsLionel Shriver’s speechNew York Times articleInappropriate AppropriationThe Reluctant Memoirist, Suki KimRukhasana Khan's blog...

Hbook Podcast 1.28 - Special Guest Jules Danielson

Podcast the 28th in which Roger and Siân chat with Julie Danielson, blogger extraordinaire, about being critics, champions, and reviewers.Books we talk aboutWild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, and Peter D. SierutaPeople we talk aboutBetsy BirdPeter SierutaPhilip NelSergio RuzzierKadir NelsonTrina Schart HymanRobie HarrisTravis Jonker...

Hbook Podcast 1.27 - Spoilery Spoils

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Podcast the 27th in which Siân and Roger talk about (and engage in) "spoiling."BGHB AwardsHorn Book at Simmons ColloquiumBooks we talk aboutLaura Amy Schlitz, Hired GirlJ. K. Rowling's Harry Potter seriesJennifer Mathieu, AfterwardLaurie Halse Anderson, SpeakE. Lockhart, We Were LiarsAnne Nesbet, Cloud and WallfishLouisa May Alcott, Little WomenPeople we talk...

Hbook Podcast 1.26 - Stranger Things

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Podcast the 26th in which Siân and Roger talk about Stranger Things (and crossover books and other TV shows and The Eighties).People we talk aboutGraceAnne DecandidoSteven SpielbergZena SutherlandJules DanielsonBooks we talk aboutStephen King’s Dark Tower seriesBefore the Fall by Noah HawleyThe Three Investigators seriesJ. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter seriesWrinkle in...

Hbook Podcast 1.25 - Special Guest Debbie Reese

Podcast the 25th in which Roger chats with Debbie Reese about her childhood, what brought her to books, and two decades of friendship.Debbie’s websiteBooks we talk aboutLittle Owl Indian by Hetty Burlingame BeattyLittle Runner of the Longhouse by Betty Baker and Arnold LobelCaptain Underpants by Dav PilkeyLinksThe All White World...

Hbook Podcast 1.24 - Special Guest Editor Karen Boss

Podcast the 24th in which Siân chats with Charlesbridge Publishing editor Karen Boss about acquisitions, books, and (not a little bit of) travel.Books we talk aboutKate Messner's The Seventh WishRoald Dahl and Quentin Blake's BFGPatrick Ness's A Monster CallsRoger Priddy's First 100 WordsMargaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's Goodnight MoonEric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What...

Hbook Podcast 1.23 - YA Science Fiction (Kinda...)

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Podcast the 23rd in which Roger and Siân revisit Farah Mendlesohn’s 2009 article, The Campaign for Shiny Futures, and ramble about young adult sci-fi.Note from Siân: there are a few crackles on this recording (I still have no idea why that happens) and I did not delete/fix them because...well...I went away...

Hbook Podcast 1.22 - "Stupid"

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Podcast the 22nd in which Siân and Roger talk about Jason Bourne, Bruce Willis, and "stupid."Stupid: lacking intelligence or common senseBooks we talk aboutHarry G. Allard and James Marshall, Stupids seriesDorothy Kunhardt, Pat the BunnyMaurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things AreAudrey Wood and Don Wood, The Little Mouse, The Red...

Hbook Podcast 1.21 - There Is a Tribe of Kids

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Podcast the 21st in which Roger and Siân talk about Lane Smith's There Is a Tribe of Kids, Siân actually considers the idea of a library not carrying the Harry Potter books, and Roger expresses a strong opinion about vampirism.Books we talk aboutLane Smith, There Is a Tribe of Kids and It's a...

Hbook Podcast 1.20 - Self Publishing and the Selfie Sweepstakes

Podcast the twentieth in which Siân and Roger chat about self-published books and reviewing (and conversation may or may not briefly derail into talk about Independence Day and the Bourne movies).Books we talk aboutAnne Lamott, Bird by BirdCarl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall AsleepStephenie Meyer, Twilight (y’all heard me...

Hbook Podcast 1.19 - Young Adult (ish)

Podcast the nineteenth in which Siân and Roger talk about The Crucible, Richard Peck, and young adult literature.Books we talk aboutCynthia Voigt, OrfeArthur Miller, The CrucibleBy Richard Peck: Are You in the House Alone, Blossom Culp series, Father Figure, Remembering the Good Times, Dreamland Lake, A Year Down Yonder (Newbery Award...

Hbook Podcast ALA Extras

Siân talks to all the peopleEverything listed below in order of when it appears on the podcastVictoria Stapleton, Director of School and Library Marketing, Little BrownSo You Want to Read YA?Podcast with Sherri WinstonSherri WinstonDanielle YadaoAwards!Ilyasah Al ShabazzKekla MagoonDina Sherman, School and Library Marketing Director, Disney-Hyperion BooksMarcus SedgwickVicky Smith, Children’s and Teen...

Hbook Podcast 1.18 - ALA and Harry Potter

Podcast the eighteenth in which Roger and Siân talk ALA, Harry Potter, and committees.Book(s) we talk aboutJ. K. Rowling, Harry Potter books (audio by Jim Dale)People we talk aboutMarcus SedgwickVicky SmithVictoria Stapleton, Director of School and Library Marketing, Little BrownMartha ParravanoFrances HardingeDavid GreenoughDan SantatDina Sherman, School and Library Marketing Director, Disney-Hyperion...

Hbook Podcast 1.17 - Special Guest Librarian Julie Roach

Hbook podcast the seventeenth with guest librarian (and killer storyteller) Julie Roach. **There are a few spots where the sound drops out a bit (we're sorry) but the stories Roger and Julie tell are so awesome, they're worth a little bit of ear straining. Promise.**Julie Roach on what makes a good...

HBook Podcast 1.16 - Drugs 'n' Booze in YA

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Horn Book Podcast the sixteenth in which Siân and Roger talk about booze, drugs, and young adult lit.Books we talk aboutJohn Montroll and Min Sung Ku, Wonder Woman Origami: Amazing Folding Projects Featuring the Warrior Princess (DC Origami)Justine Larbalestier, My Sister RosaMaggie Stiefvater, Raven Boys seriesAnonymous, Go Ask AliceApril Genevieve...

Hbook Podcast 1.15 - BGHB Awards!

Podcast the fifteenth in which Siân and Roger talk about the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners (woot!).Do You Know??Tweet your answer for Roger's Extra Special Trivia Questions to Siân: What two books have won the Newbery Medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the National Book Award? What two authors have won the BGHB...

Hbook Podcast 1.14 - Special Guest Megan Dowd Lambert

Note! Roger and Siân will be at the Horn Book booth at the Hubbub Festival on Saturday, June 4th from 9 am to 11 am. Come visit us!And now, your regularly scheduled programming...Podcast the fourteenth in which Siân and Roger talk with author, professor, mother, and generally awesome woman Megan...

HBook Podcast 1.13 - Special Guest Vicky Smith

Podcast the thirteenth in which Siân and Roger chat with Vicky Smith, Children's and Teen Editor at Kirkus Reviews, about Unmaking the White Default, ALA awards, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.Books we talk aboutKenneth Oppel and Jon Klassen, The NestJohn Bellairs, The House with the Clock in Its...

HBook Podcast - Your Stories

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Are you a teacher or librarian? We want to hear from you!What fabulous books do you use in the classroom or during story time? Why?Send a 30 second audio clip to podcast@hbook.com telling us what books you love, what books you find useful, or what books you've discovered recently and we'll play...

HBook Podcast 1.12 - Special Guest Educator

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Podcast the sixth in which Siân and early education teacher Meg Lederhos (who also happens to be Siân's coworker at The Bar) talk about content, curriculum, and diversity (or lack thereof) in books for the classroom.Books we talk aboutRobert McCloskey, Make Way for DucklingsAaron Becker, JourneyShana Corey, The Secret SubwayHervé Tullet,...

HBook Podcast 1.11 - Bowdlerizing (or not?)

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Podcast the eleventh in which Siân and Roger talk about editing already published works, exercising, and the upcoming special awards issue of the Horn Book Magazine.Books we talk aboutLittle Red Riding HoodHugh Lofting, The Voyages of Doctor DolittleP. L. Travers, Mary PoppinsMary Hoffman and Caroline Binch, Amazing GraceJudy Blume, ForeverRoald...

Hbook Podcast 1.10 - Violence in Kid Lit

Podcast the tenth in which Roger and Siân discuss violence in children's literature, Roger shares a (disgusting) story from his bachelor life, and the two can’t figure out how anniversaries work.Books we talk aboutKass Morgan, The 100Betsy Byars, Summer of the SwansCynthia Voigt, HomecomingStephen King, The Dark Tower seriesHeinrich Hoffmann, StruwwelpeterKevin...

Hbook Podcast 1.9 - North Carolina

Podcast the ninth in which Siân and Roger talk about Jane Eyre, music and making out, and North Carolina (Siân also says Amazon fought with Macmillan but really it was Hachette).Books we talk aboutJane Austen, Pride and PrejudiceCharlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (audio by Juliet Stevenson)Richard Peck, The Best ManPeople we talk...

Because I am not. One of your. FANS.

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In this week's Horn Book Podcast, Siân talks with Mackenzi Lee (This Monstrous Thing) about how they found kindred spirithood via The Raven Boys; and about fandom, fan fiction, and 'shipping (there totally should be an apostrophe so shut up). I admire the impulse and envy the enthusiasm but so not my...

HBook Podcast 1.8 - Guest Author Mackenzi Lee

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Podcast the eighth in which Siân and guest author Mackenzi Lee talk about her book, This Monstrous Thing, being a fan girl, and whether the author is dead. Siân also gets yet another Harry Potter fact wrong (first book came out in 1998).Books we talk aboutMackenzi Lee, This Monstrous Thing (and her...

Reviewing race

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We have a new podcast out today (with Horn Book reviewer Hannah Gómez as guest), mostly talking about Kirkus' children's editor Vicky Smith's new policy of labelling, where possible, the race of all mentioned characters in reviews of children's/YA fiction. When we recorded the podcast I hadn't yet seen Kirkus operating...

Hbook Podcast 1.7 - Special Guest Hannah Gómez

Podcast the seventh, in which Siân and Roger talk with Hannah Gómez--Horn Book reviewer, member of the WNDB staff, and all around awesome person--about racial coding in books and identifying race in book reviews. Also, cats. We also talk about cats.And dogs. Those too.Books we talk aboutJoshua Khan, Shadow MagicVirginia Euwer Wolff, Make LemonadeToni Morrison,...

Hbook Podcast 1.6 - Reviewing

 Podcast the sixth, in which Siân and Roger discuss Roger's vacation, the copying game, routines, and reviewing. Books we talk aboutMina Javaherbin and Eugene Yelchin, Elephant in the DarkMaurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things AreKelley Puckett and Jon J. Muth, Batman’s Dark SecretAndrea Pippins, I Love My HairJohn Scalzi, Lock InNeil...

HBook Podcast 1.5 - "Boy Books"

Podcast the fifth, in which Siân and Roger talk about "boy books," physical therapy, and Tibetan Eye Charts (and Siân misremembers The Case of the Sad Puppies)Books we talk aboutJesse Andrews, The HatersLindsay Ribar, Rocks Fall Everyone DiesJ. K. Rowling, Harry Potter seriesR. L. Stine, Goosebumps seriesSonali Dev, The Bollywood...

HBook Podcast 1.45 - Special Material with David Hyde Costello

 Some special material (original cast here) with author/illustrator David Hyde Costello in which Siân and David worry over spoilers, talk about Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, and want to be hobbits....

HBook Podcast 1.4 - Special Guest David Hyde Costello

Podcast the fourth in which Siân makes guest author/illustrator David Hyde Costello take the Sorting Hat test, meets a hobgoblin, and manages to forget how many books are in the Harry Potter series (SEVEN books, Siân. Not eight!)LinksDavid’s websiteEzra Jack Keats New Writer honorBank Street Center for Children’s Literature (under...

HBook Podcast 1.3 - To Kill a Mockingjay

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Podcast the third (recorded on 2.19.16) in which Roger and Siân talk about Harper Lee, YA readers, and opera. (Yet another warning, Siân had not yet banned cell phones from the "recording studio" so there are a few crackles after the 20 minute mark.)Roger's YA postBooks we talk about:Harper Lee,...

I'm going to see the folks I dig

Be still my heartI am off next week for California; visiting children and grandchildren; seeing friends including Mina, Eugene, and Andy; and attending the tennis tournament at Indian Wells, tickets for which Richard kindly surprised me with on Valentine's Day. But I will be in virtual attendance at JLG's free...

HBook Podcast 1.2 - What House Are You?

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Podcast the second in which Roger and Siân talk about Harry Potter, jury duty, and Hufflepuff Pride.Warning: there are a few mildly annoying but not terrible crackles after the 18 minute mark (because someone—Siân—just HAD to sort Roger on her phone)Books we talk about:J. K. Rowling, The Cursed Child and...

HBook Podcast 1.1 - Social Medias

Podcast the First in which Roger and Siân talk about the Twitters, the recalling of A Birthday Cake for George Washington, and Roger's gourmet Chex mix.Links:Scholastic's recall announcementAndrea Davis Pinkney's statementRamin Ganeshram's statementVicky Smith's opinion pieceOpinion piece links:Roger SuttonLinks from Debbie ReesePage by page breakdown from Freeman NgMitali PerkinsEdi CampbeleEbony...

The Horn Book Podcast!

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Welcome to the Horn Book Podcast!As a lover of both children’s literature and podcasts, I am super excited to be bringing a Horn Book Podcast into the world. With Roger as my co-host (and special guests along the way), this space is for conversation about children’s literature through the lenses...

Introducing...the Horn Book Podcast

Starting today, the Horn Book’s new podcast with editor in chief Roger Sutton and Guide editorial assistant Siân Gaetano is live! Released once a week, this podcast will be for casual conversation about children’s literature from the perspectives of publishers, librarians, teachers, and fans. Roger brings his years of experience,...

Summer Reading 2008

Recommended by Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano in the Horn Book podcast.FictionBasketball Bats and Goof-Off Goaliewritten by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley (Roaring Brook)Grade level: 1–3Airman by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion)Grade level: 4–8The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (Fickling)Grade level: 4–8Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs (HarperCollins)Grade...

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Roger Sutton interviews Philip Pullman | December 2007

[embed]https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/podcast_pullman.mp3[/embed]Roger Sutton: I have to confess I have never met a writer who felt truly happy with any film adaptation of their work. How about it?Philip Pullman: Well, yes. To be truly happy with it you have to be the director as well as the scriptwriter and the star and the composer...

2007 holiday gift books

This list accompanies the podcast by Terri Schmitz,owner of The Children’s Bookshop, Brookline, MAPicture BooksEdwardo: The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide Worldwritten and illustrated by John Burningham (Knopf).Grade level: K–3.On Angel Wings written by Michael Morpurgo,illustrated by Quentin Blake (Candlewick).Grade level: 2–6.Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxytext and paper...

Horn Book Podcast

In 2007 and 2008 the Horn Book had a (more-or-less) monthly podcast. We are happy to make these episodes available once again here. Our podcasts featured conversations with writers, illustrators, and editors, chats about current trends, and insider takes on reviewing and publishing. Beach Bag BooksRoger Sutton and Martha Parravano talk...

Robert McCloskey interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Reviewhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_mccloskey.mp3Child’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults.MUSICNarrator: Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live. But every time Mr. Mallard saw what looked like a nice place, Mrs. Mallard said it was no good. There...

Horn Book Radio Review

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 Originally aired on National Public Radio in the summer of 1986, these interviews with renowned writers and illustrators were conducted by Anita Silvey, then the editor of the Horn Book, and produced by Greg Fitzgerald. Also broadcast was a review by school children of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express....

Children review The Polar Express

The Horn Book Radio Reviewhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_polarexpress.mp3MUSICChild: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults.MUSICAnita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. At Horn Book, we’ve had many years of practice in selecting books for children, but on occasion we like to...

James Marshall interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Reviewhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_marshall.mp3MUSICChild’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults.Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. If you’ve been reading any picture books to three-, four-, or five-year-olds recently, you may be very familiar with...

Uri Shulevitz interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Reviewhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_shulevitz.mp3Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. The American picture book for children is one of this country’s greatest contributions to world literature. And my guest today, Caldecott Medal Winner, Uri Shulevitz, who illustrated One Monday Morning, Rain Rain Rivers...

Rosemary Wells interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Reviewhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_wells.mp3Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor and chief of Horn Book Magazine. Books for babies, often called board books because they are printed on cardboard, have proliferated at an amazing rate in the past ten years. But it is only recently that books of any...
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