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Review of Poems from When We Were Very Young

Poems from When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne; illus. by Rosemary Wells Preschool    Norton    80 pp.    g 10/21    978-1-324-01653-3    $19.95 e-book ed.  978-1-324-01654-0    $17.48 Wells says in an opening note that she chose her favorite twelve poems from Milne’s beloved classic to present in “picture-book format.” She...

Review of The Welcome Chair

The Welcome Chair by Rosemary Wells; illus. by Jerry Pinkney Primary, Intermediate    Wiseman/Simon    40 pp.    g 11/21    978-1-5344-2977-2    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-2978-9    $10.99 Two renowned picture-book creators trace the journey of a wooden rocking chair in this affecting immigration story based in part on Wells’s family lore. Wells begins with...

Rosemary Wells and Jerry Pinkney 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   Once upon a time, Rosemary Wells’s great-great-grandfather made a rocking chair, now long lost and in need of a story. With Jerry Pinkney (and I can’t believe these two...

The Book That Changed My Life: A Sense of Possibility

I am sitting at my desk, age seventy-five, and I am searching my mind, going way back for “a book that changed my life.” I’ve managed to get as far back as the late 1940s in Sydney, Australia. There I am on my stomach on the living-room floor and…no, that...

Review of Say Hello, Sophie!

Say Hello, Sophie!by Rosemary Wells; illus. by the authorPreschool    Viking    32 pp.3/17    978-1-101-99925-7    $17.99    gThis endearing mouse family’s fifth book highlights a new hiccup in big sister Sophie’s development that many parents and children will recognize: she cannot bring herself to say expected social niceties...

Review of Stella's Starliner

Stella’s Starlinerby Rosemary Wells; 
illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Candlewick    32 pp.3/14    978-0-7636-1495-9    $15.99Somewhere in the mountains, Stella the fox and her parents live in a mobile home by the side of the road. The Starliner meets all their needs. “Inside was a room for sleeping and a room for...

Rosemary Wells interviewed by Anita Silvey

      This program originally aired on National Public Radio in July or August of 1986. The Radio Review was moderated by Anita Silvey and produced by Greg Fitzgerald.    Listen to the program.     Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor and chief of Horn Book Magazine....

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