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Review of The Kitten Story: A Mostly True Tale

The Kitten Story: A Mostly True Tale by Emily Jenkins; illus. by Brittany CicchesePreschool, Primary    Minerva/Astra    48 pp.10/23    9781662651151    $18.99e-book ed.  9781662651168    $11.99“There are four people in our family. Rosie, Tulip, Daddy and me. I am Mommy.” So begins this funny, heartwarming story of a feline-loving family in need of...
      

A Note from Me (Aug 20, 2021)

Dear friends: Happy Anniversary to me! Yes, Richard and I officially tied the knot* ten years ago today. And to continue in the same nuptial vein: congratulations to eternal friend of the Horn Book Katie Bircher, who got married** to her guy Wilber (who apparently has thus far successfully resisted...
      

Five questions for Emily Jenkins

On the hundredth day of school, members of Harry Bergen-Murphy’s first-grade class will celebrate the milestone by each bringing in one hundred of something. “But what?” he worriedly wonders. Emily Jenkins’s slice-of-life chapter book Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School (ages 4–7, Schwartz/Random; Educators’ Guide here), illustrated by...
      

Review of Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School

Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School by Emily Jenkins; illus. by Pete Oswald Primary    Schwartz & Wade/Random    240 pp.    g 6/21    978-0-525-64471-2    $17.99 Library ed.  978-0-525-64472-9    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-0-525-64473-6    $10.99 Harry Bergen-Murphy is worried about a lot of things on the night before starting first grade —...
      

All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah: Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour

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Welcome to the first stop on the 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour! Author Emily Jenkins and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky were kind enough to answer my questions about All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah (Schwartz & Wade/Random), this year’s Gold Medal winner in the Younger Readers category. All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah is...
      

The Writer’s Page: On Home, Empathy, and Voice

I write, much of the time, from the perspective of a person who is not quite sure where home is. I am interested in figuring out how to make one.Home is a deceptively simple word. When those of us who work with children say it, we often assume it has...
      

That New Animal | Class #2, 2016

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Here's another picture book for our second class. There are lots of books out there that tackle an emotional issue in a heavy handed way. I'm not a fan of those books, but I love this one. What do you think? Does it accomplish its goal? Would it appeal to...
      

A Fine Dessert

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Biscuits. Cobblers. Sweets. Dessert. Those are my favorite things to cook. When I saw that Sophie Blackall had illustrated a book about a dessert, I was on it.The book starts and ends with blackberries — literally. Blackall squished them into a paste and used it to paint the muted endpapers....
      

That New Animal | Class #2 2015

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Here's another picture book for our second class. There are lots of books out there that tackle an emotional issue in a heavy handed way. I'm not a fan of those books, but I love this one. What do you think? Does it accomplish its goal? Would it appeal to...
      

E. Lockhart on We Were Liars

In the May/June 2014 Horn Book Magazine, our editors asked author E. Lockhart about writing the shocking ending of We Were Liars. Read the starred review here.Horn Book editors: Did you write the end of the book first or last?E. Lockhart: I knew the ending when I wrote the beginning,...
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