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Elisha Cooper Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by I always think of Elisha Cooper as an artist who does a lot with a little (see Big Cat, Little Cat), but in River he does a lot with a...

Nikki Grimes Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Boyds Mills & Kane As detailed below, Nikki Grimes started this verse memoir thirty-nine years ago. Why it took so long is just one of the questions Nikki and I...

Deborah Heiligman Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by After two biographies about two people each (Charles and Emma [Darwin], Vincent and Theo [van Gogh]), Deborah Heiligman now writes about a cast of one hundred — the precise number...

Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Photo of Kimberly Jones (L) by Vania Stoyonova. Photo of Gilly Segal by Uchechi Anusiem. This novel of two teenage girls telling what happened to them one dangerous night is...

Duncan Tonatiuh Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.   Sponsored by ABRAMS You can spot a picture book by Duncan Tonatiuh from quite a distance, but it's not just his pictures that stand out. Take a look at his unusual...

Sharon Robinson Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Scholastic After several books for young readers about her father, the barrier-busting baseball player Jackie Robinson, Sharon Robinson has now written a memoir of her own thirteenth year. 1963 would...

Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli hope you are happy to make the acquaintance of their new easy-reader antihero Jack and his friends/foils Rex (a dog) and the Lady (a lady)....

Christopher Myers Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by If you did not hear or read Christopher Myers's Legacy Award acceptance speech on behalf of his late father Walter Dean Myers, please do that...

Kevin Henkes Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by It's spring break, 1999, and twelve-year-olds Amelia and Casey, heretofore unknown to each other, find themselves thrown together for the week. Now, this is Kevin...

Andrea Beaty Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byBuilding on the success of their picture books, Questioneers Iggy Peck, Ada Twist, and Rosie Revere (to be joined this fall by Sofia Valdez), are moving into...

David Elliott Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn 2017's Bull, poet David Elliott reimagined the ancient Greek story of the Minotaur. For Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc, he makes verse drama...

Walter Wick Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byTwenty years after winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for A Drop of Water, Walter Wick is back with a companion, A Ray of Light. (If this...

Boy, you turn me

Talking about his new book A Ray of Light for this week's Talks With Roger, author-photographer (and BGHB winner) Walter Wick reminded me of something that I knew but had gratefully managed to forget: we see everything upside-down, and our brains correct the difference. When I think about that I...

Erin Entrada Kelly Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn You Go First, 2018 Newbery medalist [for Hello, Universe] Erin Entrada Kelly probes the lives of two kids, Ben and Charlotte, who only know each other...

Kiersten White Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Blue Lily Photo.You might not remember Elizabeth Frankenstein — I didn't — but she was the original bride of Frankenstein — Victor Frankenstein — and...

Jennifer A. Nielsen Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Jeff Nielsen.Although Jennifer A. Nielsen has written historical fiction before (A Night Divided, set in postwar Berlin) readers will mostly know her for the palace...

Sylvia Acevedo Talks with Roger

  Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.     Sponsored by       In her middle-grade memoir Path to the Stars, Sylvia Acevedo draws a straight if improbable line from her childhood...

Jarrett J. Krosoczka Talks with Roger (LIVE Video Edition)

This LIVE Talks with Roger interview was originally presented as a free webinar on September 10th, 2018. Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by...

Meg Medina Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Petite Shards Productions.With Merci Suárez Changes Gears, Pura Belpré medalist Meg Medina introduces us to sixth grader Merci, who's trying to find her place in...

Hey, You

On Monday, September 10th at 2:00 PM EST, I'll be interviewing Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his new graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo. Sponsored by Scholastic Press, this edition of Talks with Roger will be webcast live and we'll even be taking questions from the audience, provided I understand the technology by...

Oge Mora Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.   Sponsored by   Debut picture book creator Oge Mora hails from Columbus, now lives in Providence, and was kind enough to take the train up for...

Video Extra: Oge Mora Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byRead Oge Mora's full Talks with Roger interview here. ...

Yuyi Morales Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Gustavo Barrios.Emigrating from Mexico to the United States in 1994, Yuyi Morales returned twenty years later. And in Dreamers, she tells a story based on...

Sarah Crossan Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Rolf Marriott. In Sarah Crossan's Moonrise, Joe goes in search of his older brother, a journey to find out who Ed has become and why...

Eoin Colfer Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo credit: Mary Browne.While we think of Eoin Colfer mainly as the author of highly improbable but highly entertaining adventure novels, and of Colfer and Andrew...

Minh Lê & Dan Santat Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Minh Lê.In Drawn Together, a young boy isn't particularly enthusiastic about spending the afternoon with his grandfather. For starters, they (literally) do not speak the same...

Christina Collins Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Emma Gornal.Elise had long been homeschooled by her mother, but now she's in middle school, and becoming aware that her home and family are in...

Carolyn Mackler Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Sarah Klock.Fifteen years and half a dozen books later, Carolyn Mackler has written a sequel to her second novel, The Earth, My Butt, and Other...

Kirby Larson Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Kirby Larson. Photo: Meryl SchenkerI met Kirby Larson when she won the Scott O'Dell award for Historical Fiction for her 2014 book Dash, about a girl...

Alexa Donne Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by"Jane Eyre in Space," said the email from the publisher suggesting this Talks, and I can't tell you how tickled I was by the title, Jane Eyre...

Jillian Tamaki Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Reynard LiWhile Jillian Tamaki won a Caldecott Honor in 2015 for This One Summer, written by her cousin Mariko Tamaki, there is still plenty of...

Rob Sanders Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Candy Barnhisel.In Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, Rob Sanders and illustrator Steven Salerno give us a picture-book history of how...

Brian Selznick & David Serlin Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Brian Selznick. Photo: Slimane Lalami.At only 192 pages, Baby Monkey, Private Eye is modest by Brian Selznick's standards, but probably the biggest beginning-reader book you've ever...

Andrea Davis Pinkney Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byThe Horn Book Guide Online counts seventy-nine biographies of Martin Luther King Jr. as being published in the last twenty-nine years. No doubt there are always more...

Rita Williams-Garcia Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byFor our last Talks with Roger of the year, Rita Williams-Garcia and I spoke just before Thanksgiving about her latest novel, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. Roger Sutton:...

Kate Milford Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn Kate Milford's Ghosts of Greenglass House, Christmas comes again to Greenglass House, that mysterious, isolated…perfectly delightful inn filled with history and mystery. In this sequel to...

Chelsea Sedoti Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byUpon reaching the age of eighteen, each resident of Madison, Nevada, is taken to a cave to make a wish. That the wishes always come true, and...

Tracey Baptiste Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Latifah Abdur Photography.Corinne thought her troubles with the jumbies were quieted if not finished (The Jumbies), but in Rise of the Jumbies she faces the...

Kathryn Erskine Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Jen Fariello.Julian isn't at all happy that his moms are moving him and his cranky older sister to a house in Maine on a lake....

Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byThe equally eminent poet Nikki Giovanni and artist Ashley Bryan, longtime friends, first collaborated more than twenty years ago for The Sun Is So Quiet. In I...

Video Extra: Tracey Baptiste Talks with Roger at ALA 2017

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byhttps://youtu.be/C5QZWQLVkf0Read Tracey Baptiste's full Talks with Roger interview here.SaveSaveSaveSave...

Video Extra: Chelsea Sedoti Talks with Roger at ALA 2017

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byhttps://youtu.be/0cew05CiLuMRead Chelsea Sedoti’s full Talks with Roger interview here. ...

Francisco X. Stork Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn Disappeared, brother and sister Emiliano, a high school student, and Sara, a young newspaper reporter, respectively, alternate their voices to relate this moral thriller set in...

Philip & Erin Stead Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAn unpublished bedtime story by Mark Twain? Not exactly. The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is based on some notes Twain made on a story he was telling...

Ryan T. Higgins Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Bethany McNaughtonMother Bruce, not to mention his creator, Ryan T. Higgins, had no idea he would be starring in a series of picture books, but...

Jon J Muth Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIf there's anyone who could bring out the Zen in car racing, I suppose it could be Jon J Muth (Zen Shorts, Zen Socks, Zen Ties…). And...

Alan Gratz Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAlan Gratz's Refugee parallels the journeys of three refugees: Josef from Nazi Germany, Isabel from 1994 Cuba, Mahmoud from 2015 Syria. We talked about the challenges of...

Publisher Mara Anastas Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAs the vice president and publisher of Aladdin Books and Simon Pulse, Mara Anastas and her team work hard to have their fingers on the...well, you know,...

Mo Willems & Laurie Keller Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by While — sob! — the beloved Elephant and Piggie went into retirement with last year's The Thank You Book, it seems that they are going to...

Patricia Reilly Giff Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byWhile already beloved for her popular and iconic Polk Street School chapter book series, Pat Giff surprised everyone in 1997 with Lily's Crossing, a stand-alone historical novel...

Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byThere's a new mayor in town, and his increasingly restrictive edicts face one implacable opponent, "a saucy gallito." The mayor insists on quiet; the rooster keeps calling...

Peter H. Reynolds Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byI was always in and out of Peter H. Reynolds's store when I was a kid, but back then — half a century ago! — it was...

Amy Sarig King Talks with Roger

 Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAlthough there's probably some contractual brand-management thing going on, I like to think that A.S. King, the author of such deeply weird YA novels as Everybody Sees...

Benjamin Alire Sáenz Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byVicente is the only parent Sal(vador) has ever known. Sal's biological father is a mystery; his mother, Alexandra, died when Sal was three; Vicente was his mom's...

Tom Angleberger Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byI honestly thought I left comic books behind fifty years ago, but my life — and I presume yours — is more filled with them now than...

Lisa Yee Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byKnown mainly for her expert (and comic) takes on realistic middle-grade life, Lisa Yee moves into superhero territory with the DC Super Hero Girls series, part of...

Lynne Rae Perkins Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byFor the education-minded among you, let me just say about Frank and Lucky Get Schooled that I don't think I've seen more Core Standards introduced in a...

Caren Stelson Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored bySachiko Yasui was six years old on August 9, 1945, when "Fat Man" exploded over her city, Nagasaki, just over half a mile from where Sachiko was...

Mordicai Gerstein Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byHenri Rousseau's masterpiece The Sleeping Gypsy provides Caldecott and Boston Globe–Horn Book winner Mordicai Gerstein (for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers) with a question: just...

Melissa Sweet Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byMelissa Sweet has illustrated biographies of a number of historical figures — Horace Pippin (A Splash of Red), William Carlos Williams (A River of Words), Peter Mark...

Shaun Tan Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byShaun Tan's latest book has an interesting history, beginning when publisher Klaus Humann asked Tan to illustrate Grimms Märchen, fifty stories from the Grimms adapted and edited...

Jennifer Fosberry Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored bySpoiler alert — there's a woman in the White House. At least there is on the closing page of Isabella: Girl in Charge, in which the popular...

Mary GrandPré Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byRunning all the way back to Neandernardo, Cleonardo's ancestors have always created great things. But what can she do? Her town's upcoming Grand Festival of Inventions just...

Monika Schröder Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byWren is new to the town of Pyramid, Michigan, practically catapulted there from Georgia after her father is killed in a plane crash and her mother tries...

Jewell Parker Rhodes Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byWhile most adults (for now) count September 11th, 2001, as memory, for today's fifth graders it is history, if known at all. Dèja, whose family has moved...

Kelly Barnhill Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Bruce SilcoxThe Girl Who Drank the Moon is Kelly Barnhill's fourth fantasy novel, none of them a sequel, God bless her. The girl of the...

Richard Peck Talks with Roger (Video Edition)

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Sonya SonesThe Best Man, Richard Peck's newest novel, will be published by Dial Books for Young Readers in September. It was wonderful to have the...

Grumpy Old Men

The Grumpy Old Men are coming your way around three o'clock this afternoon. Check back then at the Talks With Roger page to see us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ELUkNx2Izg...

Richard Peck Talks with Roger | additional videos

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Sponsored byTalks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.This is The Horn Book's inaugural video edition of Talks with Roger, and we couldn't have asked for a better subject than Richard Peck. We've included some...

Firoozeh Dumas Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAuthor of the bestselling adult memoir Funny in Farsi and its companion Laughing Without an Accent, Firoozeh Dumas debuts in books for young people with It Ain't...

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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...

Joshua Khan Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byWhen I emailed Joshua Khan to set up this interview, he wrote back that he had read the Frances Hardinge Talks with Roger and that he, too, had...

Frances Hardinge Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge eschews the full-blown fantasy of her previous books for something more ambivalent. Does the tree of the title indeed feed on...

Deb Caletti Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn Deb Caletti's new YA novel Essential Maps for the Lost, Madison and Billy hardly meet cute: Mads is swimming in Seattle's Lake Union when she bumps...

Kathi Appelt & Alison McGhee Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Kathi AppeltVermont College of Fine Arts colleagues Kathi Appelt (The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp) and Alison McGhee (Firefly Hollow) here join forces for...

Jennifer Donnelly Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byFans of Jennifer Donnelly's first novel, A Northern Light, will enjoy her return to the Gilded Age in These Shallow Graves, a rich tale of murder and...

Jodi Lynn Anderson Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAmbitious but light-handed, My Diary from the Edge of the World is the story of twelve-year-old Gracie, whose family is being threatened by an ominous Cloud, sending...

Jonathan Stroud Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn The Hollow Boy, the third book in Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co. series, Lockwood, Lucy, and George are still attacking the Problem: their alternate-world London is...

Lois Ehlert Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byThe first book Lois Ehlert wrote, Growing Vegetable Soup, published in 1987, was about a garden, and so is her latest, Holey Moley. It shows readers the...

Lisa Graff Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn Lost in the Sun, a companion to Umbrella Summer, Lisa Graff explores the consequences of one boy's death on the other boy who inadvertently caused it....

Ashley Bryan Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAshley Bryan lives in the tiny — pop. 70 — town of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island, a part of Acadia National Park in coastal Maine. It's...

Louis Sachar Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byWhile Louis Sachar's books are frequently tinged with something other than reality (the Wayside School, the curse in Holes, the voices from Beyond in The Cardturner), Fuzzy Mud...

Beth Ferry & Tom Lichtenheld Talk with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byA picture book manuscript can be a lonesome thing. You might even say the best ones generally are, still seeking a companion to bring sense and wholeness...

Carol Weston Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn Ava and Taco Cat, Carol Weston's second book about sisters Ava and Pip, fifth-grader Ava negotiates some of tweendom's most essential relationships: with your sister, your...

Pam Muñoz Ryan Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Photo: Sean B. MastersonWhere to start? Echo begins in fairy-tale Germany but swiftly moves to the twentieth century, hopping from the German countryside to Philadelphia to...

JonArno Lawson Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byJust prior to calling JonArno in Toronto, I posted to Facebook: "Interviewing poet JonArno Lawson in a few minutes about his new book Sidewalk Flowers. Which is...

Floyd Cooper Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byIn the midst of a classic Boston snowpocalypse, it was pure pleasure to talk to Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Floyd Cooper [in 2009 for The...

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Patrick Jennings Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAfter chronicling the adventures of Guinea Dog in three volumes, Patrick Jennings now turns to a cat who most definitely knows what he likes. Our amiable conversation...

Mac Barnett & Jory John Talk with Roger

 Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Mac BarnettBoston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Mac Barnett (for Extra Yarn, with Jon Klassen) and Jory John (All My Friends Are Dead, with Avery Monsen) team...

Stan Lee Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byComic-book legend Stan Lee, who turns 92 next week, makes the move into children's books with the publication in January of his novel Zodiac, written with Stuart...

Naomi Shihab Nye Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byBorn of Naomi Shihab Nye's childhood fascination with Oman and a visit there five years ago, The Turtle of Oman is that rare thing in current children's...

Mary Amato Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byMary Amato follows up Guitar Notes with...a novel about a ukulele? Not exactly — while Get Happy's protagonist, Minerva, does pine for one as a sixteenth birthday...

Molly Idle Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAfter winning a Caldecott Honor Award for Flora and the Flamingo, Molly Idle and her doughty heroine have jeté-ed from the ballet onto the ice, where Flora...

Marla Frazee Talks with Roger

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Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byTwo-time Caldecott Honor recipient (for A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever and All the World) Marla Frazee's newest picture book The Farmer and the...

Marla Frazee, wipe that smile off your face!

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The story below is one reason we love Marla Frazee. Find out many more by reading her Talks with Roger interview.I was once a clown, in high school. A bunch of us were nominated to be on the homecoming court — twenty-five or thirty people — and I did not...

Nancy J. Cavanaugh Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored by Nancy J. Cavanaugh's second novel, Always Abigail, is about a girl whose goal in life is to join the middle school pom-pom squad. Or so she...

Adi Alsaid Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byWhen I talked with Adi Alsaid about his first novel, Let's Get Lost, which is about a road trip, he was, appropriately enough, on a road trip...

Reviews of Ilsa J. Bick's Ashes Trilogy

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Ashes [Ashes Trilogy]by Ilsa J. BickHigh School    Egmont    468 pp.9/11    978-1-60684-175-4    $17.99An electromagnetic pulse kills most of the country's population instantly; many of those left become zombielike, "brain-zapped" cannibals. Survivor Alex teams up with eight-year-old Ellie and soldier Tom to search for other people. The trio's deepening bond adds...
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