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Five questions for Kerascoët

Bear with Me (Random House Studio/Random, 3–6 years) by Kerascoët (the French husband-and-wife team of Sébastien Cosset and Marie Pommepuy) is about a young child about to start school...without the comfort item of a favorite teddy bear. 1. What is it that draws you to create books about childhood emotions...

Books mentioned in the July 2023 issue of Notes from the Horn Book

Five questions for Kerascoët Bear with Me by Kerascoët; Random House Studio/Random. Going to school 9 Kilometers by Claudio Aguilera, illus. by Gabriela Lyon, trans. from Spanish by Lawrence Schimel; Eerdmans. Spanish Is the Language of My Family by Michael Genhart, illus. by John Parra; Porter/Holiday. May’s Brave Day by...

From the Editor - July 2023

“Bear with Me” (ha!) as I present our annual Back-to-School issue of Notes from the Horn Book, featuring our Five Questions interview with Kerascoët about their BTS-perfect picture book of the same name. My kids have bear-ly been out a month, so we’re still in the dog days; if Summer...

True stories

The following five true stories provide young adults with captivating history lessons and also provide them opportunities to draw connections to the current events affecting our world. 83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary by Don Brown; illus. by the author High School    Clarion/HarperCollins    128 pp. 5/23    9780063311565    $22.99 e-book...

Navigating school

Navigating school can be tricky for some middle-graders and middle-schoolers, especially when they’re also facing big life changes, as is the case for the protagonists of these seven books. Sincerely Sicily by Tamika Burgess Intermediate, Middle School    Harper/HarperCollins    304 pp. 1/23    9780063159600    $17.99 e-book ed.  9780063159624    $8.99 Sicily Jordan had...

Going to school

Whether it’s first day jitters, the journey itself, the activities happening there, or remembering past experiences, going to school holds significant meaning for children (and adults!), as these five picture books relate. See also Five Questions for Kerascoët about Bear with Me. 9 Kilometers by Claudio Aguilera; illus. by Gabriela...

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