Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SLJ articles!

A series of great articles from School Library Journal!

Classic collaborators Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer reunite

Fifty years ago, Norton Juster was pacing his second-floor apartment in Brooklyn Heights, unsure that the manuscript he was working on—his first—would ever be published, much less become a classic of children’s literature. His roommate was his first reader, who also voluntarily sketched some pictures to go with Juster’s story. Read the rest of the story here.

Worldwide Release for Mandela Autobiography for Kids

Back in the 1980s, Nelson Mandela was front and center on the world stage. Now, Macmillan aims to see history repeat itself, thanks to a global, 13-language launch of the picture-book adaptation of his autobiography. The company’s unprecedented release of Long Walk to Freedom "was intended to reflect Nelson Mandela’s importance to South Africa and the world," says Emma Hopkin of Macmillan Children’s Books in the U.K... More

Q & A with Katherine Paterson by Ingrid Roper Catron

Q: What inspired you to write this book?
A: This is the first time in my long life as a writer when somebody has suggested a story to me and I’ve taken the suggestion. Some years ago, our church sponsored a refugee family from Kosovo, and a good friend of mine said you should write the Haxhuis’ story. And so I went over there... More

Web Exclusive Children's Book Reviews: 10/2/2009

This collection of web-exclusive children's book reviews includes new work from R.L. LaFevers, Lynne Jonell, Mark Dunn and a star for Sally Gardner's sequel to The Red Necklace. More

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