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New Horizons

I don’t know how the ALA is going to award the Caldecott this year, given the precipitous decline in the picture book market. Several editors have told me, “Keep it simple. Make it young.” They mean it. When I was in New York a month ago, my friend and editor Mary Cash at Holiday House […]

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Kudos for Moby Dick

Andrew Glass and I have both been disappointed with the response to Moby Dick in the book world. We were hoping for starred reviews, but didn’t get any. I don’t think the reviewers knew what to make of it. Several of them seemed hung up on the idea that a picture book is a simple […]

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