Thursday, March 6, 2008

Notes from the Horn Book

Good News! Horn Book Magazine, one of the leading journals in the field for book reviews and articles on children's literature, has just published its first electronic newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. According to the announcement, the newsletter will "provide brief recommendations of new children’s books, interviews with writers and illustrators, and news from the children’s book world."

The first issue is full of great information. First, up is a review the winners of the the Newbery Medal (for writing) and the Caldecott Medal (for illustration), the biggest prizes in American children’s literature, both awarded annually by the American Library Association. Then, there is an interview with children's author Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and many more) who was recently named by the Library of Congress as the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

There is also a review of "three books to get you outside,": The Brook Book: Exploring the Smallest Streams by Jim Arnosky, Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman, and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee. Familiar charaters from the picturebooks, Not a Box and Dog and Bear return in two new sequels that are also mentioned. Fun!

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