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Author Jay Asher in EW

Jay Asher and his YA bestseller Thirteen Reasons Why are featured in the new Entertainment Weekly, just in time for the novel’s paperback release today. I read Thirteen Reasons Why shortly after it came out in 2007 and found it powerful; I’m not surprised that it has gained such a strong following. (I do have […]

App smackdown

Eileen Christelow’s Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (HMH, February 2011) and Sandra Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book (Little Simon, March 2011) are probably on most toddlers’ bookshelves. How do the app versions of these popular titles compare to the books and to each other?Oceanhouse Media’s Five Little Monkeys takes the high road. […]

The board Book of Sleep

Knopf recently released a board book version of Il Sung Na‘s The Book of Sleep. In the original edition, a playful and spare text accompanies sweet illustrations that, upon closer look, contain a multitude of textural and illustrative details (including the protagonist owl as a search-and-find character on spreads where another character takes center stage). An […]