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Three Threads — Open for Your Comment

Let’s Follow Up On Judy’s Post Since we now have the award announcements, and since we have a number of fine nonfiction books to consider, I think this would be a good time for us to talk about those books. We had a post about The Lightship back when I asked for favorites, but by [...]

Three Threads — Open for Your Comment

Let’s Follow Up On Judy’s Post Since we now have the award announcements, and since we have a number of fine nonfiction books to consider, I think this would be a good time for us to talk about those books. We had a post about The Lightship back when I asked for favorites, but by [...]

Good News on the Prize Front

I Mean that in several ways. Congratulations to Peter Sis for winning the Sibert for The Wall — a book that in many ways brings the personal into nonfiction. The New York Times, in reporting on the awards, noted that the Newbery and Caldecott winners were unusual kinds of books — mixtures of visual and [...]

Good News on the Prize Front

I Mean that in several ways. Congratulations to Peter Sis for winning the Sibert for The Wall — a book that in many ways brings the personal into nonfiction. The New York Times, in reporting on the awards, noted that the Newbery and Caldecott winners were unusual kinds of books — mixtures of visual and [...]

New From Betsy

Great picture book bios I’m reading for my Pete Seeger bio – what are your favorites?     One of the first things I do when I’m forming up a biography is to check out what other people have done. I’m looking for bios that make my socks roll up and down so I can [...]

New From Betsy

Great picture book bios I’m reading for my Pete Seeger bio – what are your favorites?     One of the first things I do when I’m forming up a biography is to check out what other people have done. I’m looking for bios that make my socks roll up and down so I can [...]

WIP — from Besty’s Editor

The Inside Story On How a Book Is Made I’m Jill Davis, Betsy’s editor at Bloomsbury. Here’s how our acquistion meeting works: I’ll bring a proposal to an editorial meeting (just editors!).     In the case of the Pete Seeger proposal, I’d have to admit that I wasn’t too worried about what the group would think. [...]

WIP — from Besty’s Editor

The Inside Story On How a Book Is Made I’m Jill Davis, Betsy’s editor at Bloomsbury. Here’s how our acquistion meeting works: I’ll bring a proposal to an editorial meeting (just editors!).     In the case of the Pete Seeger proposal, I’d have to admit that I wasn’t too worried about what the group would think. [...]

A Request

Friends, Readers, Lovers of Nonfiction, Lend Me Your Eyes Your emails have given me a hint that the bias against nonfiction is much more pervasive than I’d ever realized. So I would like all of you to do a bit of investigative journalism. Two of you have said that in libraries you use, new fiction is [...]

A Request

Friends, Readers, Lovers of Nonfiction, Lend Me Your Eyes Your emails have given me a hint that the bias against nonfiction is much more pervasive than I’d ever realized. So I would like all of you to do a bit of investigative journalism. Two of you have said that in libraries you use, new fiction is [...]