May, a month of “ducky” stars.
The following books will receive starred reviews in the March/April issue of the Horn Book Magazine. Incidentally, this is also our annual special issue; the theme this year is “Different Drummers” with a ground-breaking (for us, anyway) cover by Paul Zelinsky (whose absence from the recent Caldecott announcement marks a Dark Day in that award’s [...]
The following books will receive starred reviews in the November/December 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?; by Debi Gliori (Walker) Little Tug; by Stephen Savage (Porter/Roaring Brook) Abe Lincoln’s Dream; by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook) Pinned; by Sharon G. Flake (Scholastic) My Book of Life by Angel; by Martine Leavitt (Ferguson/Farrar) Starry River of the Sky; by Grace Lin (Little, Brown) [...]
Before we return to our regularly scheduled abstract theorizing about literature (with Sarah and I weighing in on that standalone thing, as we keep promising to do), we’ve got an addendum to the numbers-loaded guest post from two weeks back.
In the comments on that post, which was full of fascinating data, the question was raised [...]
A guest post by Elizabeth Fama (YA author) and John Cochrane (Professor of Economics), with heroic data collection by Jen Baker (Librarian).
[Note from Karyn: Usually when someone is kind enough to write a guest post, I labor over a worthy introduction. But true to her detail-oriented self—see post, below—Elizabeth wrote her own introduction. [...]
Preschool to Grade 4
ALLEN, Jonathan. Don’t Copy Me! illus. by author. Boxer Bks., dist. by Sterling. p. 66.
COOMBS, Kate. Water Sings Blue. illus. by Meilo So. Chronicle. p. 86.
DEMPSEY, Kristy. Surfer Chick. illus. by Henry Cole. Abrams. May 2012. p. 71.
DiCamillo, Kate & Alison McGhee. Two for One. illus. by Tony Fucile. (Bink and Gollie Series). Candlewick. June 2012. p. 71.
FEIFFER, Kate. No Go Sleep! [...]