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The Horn Book Magazine: September/October 2020
This issue features:
  • Cover art from The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell, illustration copyright 2019 by Raymond McGrath.
  • Author Emma Otheguy on COVID-19, New York City, children's books, and contradictions.
  • Kwame Alexander, author of ...
Horn Book Sept/Oct 2021

This issue features:

  • Cover art from Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor.

    The Zena Sutherland Lecture: Jason Reynolds on his father’s final lesson.

    An excerpt from Eugene Yelchin’s forthcoming memoir, The Genius Under the Table.

    Author Ann Clare LeZotte...
The Organic Artist
Neddo, Nick

 Staff Pick

Drawing on ancient techniques, artist and primitive arts instructor Nick Neddo shows you how to reconnect with nature to make and use your own all-natural art supplies.

The Organic Artist encourages you to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials,...

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The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations Documentary DVD

"The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations" is a documentary by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Hannah Jayanti about the classic children's book. The film playfully explores the creation, creators, lasting impact and enduring relevance of one of the most universally beloved children's books of our...

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The Tiny Seed DVD
Carle, Eric


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The Weighty Word Book
Guralnick, Elissa S

[The Weighty Word Book] will appeal to kids who want to sound as smart as they are. It offers a clever, funny way to introduce new words into the vocabulary. . . . There's one word for every letter of the alphabet--wait until you see what they do with dogmatic, juxtapose and zealot.--...

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The Worlds of Tomie dePaola - Autographed
Elleman, Barbara

Signed by the author, Barbara Elleman.

Each purchase of this book will receive a free bookmark designed especially for this title.

Barbara Elleman's insightful biography on Tomie dePaola captures the essence of the beloved author-illustrator through engaging stories, childhood photos, countless illustrations, and thoughtful analysis of decades of celebrated books.

Tomie dePaola is one of the best-known and most...

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Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood
Yolen, Jane
We must equip our children with story in order to keep them linked with the past and ready for the future. "Our children are growing up without their birthright: the myths, fairy tales, fantasies and folklore that are their proper legacy." The essays in Touch Magic, Jane Yolen's classic call-to-...
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Understanding Children's Literature 2nd Edition

Edited by Peter Hunt, a leading figure in the field, this book introduces the study of children's literature, addressing theoretical questions as well as the most relevant critical approaches to the discipline.

The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines...

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Unplugged Family Activity Book
Wolf, Rachel Jepson

Staff Pick

Get ready for kid-approved ideas that celebrate the great outdoors year round! Whether you're building forts or making fresh cider, there's something for every kid and every season.

What might unfold if we put away our devices for an hour, a day, or even longer? What...

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Was the Cat in the Hat Black (Paperback)
Nel, Philip
Racism is resilient, duplicitous, and endlessly adaptable, so it is no surprise that America is again in a period of civil rights activism. A significant reason racism endures is because it is structural: it's embedded in culture and in institutions. One of the places that racism hides-and
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Water Paper Paint
Jones, Heather

This book is not only for "painters" but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft. Unlike the typical watercolor text books, this unique, beautiful volume is a field...

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Watercolor Workshop
Prood, Sasha

Often referred to as the "gateway art," watercolor is one of the most accessible and popular art mediums to explore. With Watercolor Workshop, author and artist Sasha Prood brings a sense of freedom and fun to watercolor instruction, while still covering all the skills you need to get started....

Learn to paint gorgeous contemporary art by practicing watercolor technique directly in this instructional sketchbook. Through 100 different experiments, artist Sasha Prood teaches you traditional techniques like wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, and flat washes, and also encourages you to play with the...
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Weird & Wonderful: Mysterious World of Forgotten Children's Books
Poltarnees, Welleran

Throughout his years of collecting and cataloging his vast library of classic children's picture books, Welleran Poltarnees has singled out particularly unusual images and situations. He has compiled the best and rarest of these discoveries in this book.

Weird and...

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Wild Things: Acts of Mischief (Paperback)
Sieruta, Peter D
Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises -- these essays by leading kids' lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children's books.

Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or...

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Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Sieruta, Peter
Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises -- these essays by leading kids' lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children's books.

Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or...

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Wild Things: The Joy of Reading (Paperback)
Handy, Bruce
An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful--and "consistently intelligent and funny" (The New York Times Book Review)--ramble through classic children's literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father of two) Bruce Handy.The dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children...
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Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context
Moskowitz, Golan Y

Wild Visionary reconsiders Maurice Sendak's life and work in the context of his experience as a Jewish gay man. Maurice (Moishe) Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) was a fierce, romantic, and shockingly funny truth seeker who intervened in modern literature and culture. Raising the stakes of...

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Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic
Laws, Emma

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved and most successful children’s characters of all time. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this charming book explores the fascinating story behind the development of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends through the...

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved and most successful children's characters of all time. This charming book explores the fascinating story behind the development of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends through the creative collaboration between author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard....
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Women Illustrators of the Golden Age
At the turn of the twentieth century, the demand for magazine and book illustrations was at an all-time high, offering women artists an unprecedented number of professional opportunities. This unique anthology features 120 color and black-and-white artworks by the Golden Age of Illustration's...
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Wonder: Art & Practice of Beatrice Blue
Blue, Beatrice
Wander into the immersive illustrated universe of Beatrice Blue. Filled with playful characters, enchanting natural scenery, and captivating narratives, Beatrice's designs will appeal to everyone's inner child. Her fantastic use of vibrant color and luminous finishes give her imaginative scenes...
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Worlds of Enchantment: The Art of Maxfield Parrish
Parrish, Maxfield
Maxfield Parrish enjoyed tremendous popularity throughout the early decades of the twentieth century. Bruce Watson, writing in Smithsonian magazine, deemed Parrish the comman man's Rembrandt. It's said that during the Depression, a Parrish illustration was displayed on the walls of one out...
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Write and Draw Your Own Comics
This is a companion to the very successful Write Your Own Storybook - for kids who want to tell stories, but gravitate toward pictures. Has a mix of partially-drawn comics and blank panels with intro comics as instructions - lots of space for kids to draw their own comics, but they're never left...
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Writer to Writer
Levine, Gail Carson

Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing in this companion to the popular Writing Magic.

Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures,...

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Writing Magic
Levine, Gail Carson

Fairy-tale master Gail Carson, the bestselling author of Ella Enchanted, guides writers of all ages on how to develop their craft, with practical advice and heartfelt encouragement.

In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson...

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