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November 25, 2014

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Interview: Hope Larson

Interview: Hope Larson

On May 10th through 12th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy (even when they’re held in a library), so there [...]

Pictures of the Week: The Dedication of St. John the Divine as Literary Landmark; Holiday House’s Spring Preview

Hope Larson, author of graphic novel adaptation of  a Wrinkle in Time (FSG, 2012) and Leaonard S. Marcus, author of  Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices (FSG, 2012) autographing books at the dedication of a Literary Landmark at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City in honor of Madeleine L'Engle.

Hope Larson and Leonard S. Marcus autograph books at the dedication of Saint John the Divine as a Literary Landmark in honor of Madeleine L’Engle, and SLJ Book Review editor Trev Jones at the Holiday House Spring preview.

Author Madeleine L’Engle Remembered as the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is Named a Literary Landmark

Attendees at Literary Landmark naming of ST. John the Divine

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is best known as the famed author of the Newbery Medal-winning novel A Wrinkle in Time (FSG, 1962). But she served another important role during her lifetime: as the librarian at New York’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, a post she held for over 40 years.

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Graphic Novels and the Common Core

Book cover with erupting volcanoes

If you’re looking for official justification for the purchase of graphic novels, look no further than the Common Core State Standards. In grades 6 to 12, students will be required to apply the Reading standards to a variety of text types and formats, including graphic novels. Today’s graphic artists and writers provide a plethora of titles for beginning readers to adults. Check out these new titles that will strengthen your collection and thrill your readers.