Week of April 15, 2012: LESSONS FROM THE HORN BOOK GUIDE
Quotes of the Week:
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Twice a year The Horn Book, the quintessential guide to children’s literature, releases the The Horn Book Guide. “The Horn Book Guide strives to include short, critical reviews of all hardcover trade children’s and young adult books published in the United States within a six-month period.” After each release of The Horn Book Guide, I analyze the picture book reviews to see what I can learn that can impact and improve my picture book writing. Then I share what I discover with you. Stay tuned this week for lessons learned from the latest edition of the The Horn Book Guide.
Monday—The Playing Field—A Big-Picture View
Wednesday—Pitfalls to Avoid Discovered in The Horn Book Reviews
Friday—What Makes for Success in the Eyes of The Horn Book Reviewers?