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I Talk like a River: Sydney Smith's 2021 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

I Talk like a River is a book made of many things and made by many hands. But at its core its main ingredients are love and acceptance. Having illustrated this book, I can say with confidence that it was the purest and most positive collaborative experience in my book-making life....
      

Table of Contents: January/February 2022 Horn Book Magazine

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Cover © 2022 by Sydney Smith.   Features So Long, Farewell by Horn Book editors A salute to Roger Sutton in his final issue as editor in chief. Horn Book Fanfare by Horn Book editors Our choices for the best books of 2021. Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards BGHB Awards Gallery...
      

Preview January/February 2022 Horn Book Magazine

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Original cover art by Sydney Smith. Roger Sutton’s final issue as editor in chief. Horn Book Fanfare: Our choices for the best books of 2021. Coverage of the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards virtual celebration: judges’ remarks, speeches, photos. David Wiesner’s Mary Nagel Sweetser lecture on how to read a...
      

BGHB 2021: I Talk like a River

We've reached the culmination of Picture Book week in our month-long virtual Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards celebration.   Today, chair Luann Toth introduces the 2021 BGHB Picture Book Winner I Talk like a River:   The 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Book is presented to author Jordan Scott...
      

Presenting the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

  On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12 pm EDT, Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton announced the 2021 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners. If you want to relive the excitement, you can watch the archived video here:     2021 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Prestigious Program...
      

Review of I Talk like a River

I Talk like a River by Jordan Scott; illus. by Sydney Smith Primary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp. 9/20    978-0-8234-4559-2    $18.99 In this lyrical and empowering picture book, Canadian poet Scott tells a story based on his own experiences as a boy who stuttered. In simple, evocative language, he captures the isolation,...
      

Five questions for Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith

I Talk like a River (Porter/Holiday) — a collaboration between poet Jordan Scott and award-winning illustrator Sydney Smith — has received multiple starred reviews. The story takes us into the psyche of a boy who struggles with stuttering. After a “bad speech day,” the boy’s father takes him for a...
      

Review of Small in the City

Small in the City by Sydney Smith; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp. 9/19    978-0-8234-4261-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-8234-4395-6    $11.99 In Smith’s (Sidewalk Flowers, rev. 5/15; Town Is by the Sea, rev. 3/17) debut as both illustrator and author, an intrepid child on the move in the...
      

2018 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal winners announced!

The 2018 winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals — the UK’s Newbery and Caldecott equivalents — were announced today. The awards are presented annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).Geraldine McCaughrean was awarded the Carnegie Medal, which recognizes "the writer of an outstanding book...
      

Town Is by the Sea: Illustrator Sydney Smith's 2017 BGHB Picture Book Honor Speech

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Sheila Barry, the wonderful and clever co-publisher at Groundwood Books, must have known, when she casually handed me the manuscript, that I would have no choice. I would illustrate this book and I would work my ass off.I began right away and stopped only days before the book went to...
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