The Horn Book Podcast



A podcast about books for children and young adults, the kid lit industry, and whatever feels important/fun/interesting to Roger and Siân that day.If you'd like, you can reach us through any of the social medias or at


  • Hbook Podcast 2.10 - Series Wrap on Siân

    08/05/2017 Duration: 30min

    It's Siân's last week at Horn Book! (tear) Roger and Siân mainly ramble in this episode. There was no plan. You can tell. :) They talk about Siân's new gig with Shelf Awareness, electronic books, the future of publishing, and they display an amazing lack of knowledge on how to protect the environment. While this *is* a wrap on Siân, it doesn't mean the podcast won't continue in some form or another--Roger is interested in keeping the cast going but he's making no promises on when the next episode will air. And from Siân: THANK YOU. Thank you all for listening and being a part of my little love project. I'm going to miss the podcast so very much and I appreciate every second of your time you've lost forever listening to me jabber. A hug to each and every one of you.

  • Hbook Podcast 2.9 - Special Guest LeUyen Pham

    30/04/2017 Duration: 31min

    Posting a little early! Cheers! Siân chats with LeUyen Pham about illustrating (and also authoring) 90 books, a history of animation, and getting lost in the jungle. LeUyen Pham: People we talk about
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 Mo Willems: Books we talk about 
Can You Do This, Old Badger? by Eve Bunting 
 Vampirina at the Beach by Anne Marie Pace (
 The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon and Dean Hale ( 
Fallingwater by Marc Harshen and Anna Egan Smucker
 Real Friends by Shannon Hale

  • Hbook Podcast 2.8 - Special Guest Ekua Holmes

    24/04/2017 Duration: 31min

    Sân chats with artist and illustrator Ekua Holmes about her work at MassArt with sparc! The Artmobile, illustrating other people's words, and art in the community. VOICE OF FREEDOM: FANNIE LOU HAMER: THE SPIRIT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT by Carole Boston Weatherford OUT OF WONDER: POEMS CELEBRATING POETS by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth Ekua: sparc!: MassArt:

  • Hbook Podcast 2.7 - Special Guests Lolly Robinson in Conversation with Maung Nyeu

    17/04/2017 Duration: 35min

    Creative Director Lolly Robinson chats with Maung Nyeu about Our Golden Hour and the very cool things he's doing.

  • Hbook Podcast 2.6 - Special Guest Adam Gidwitz

    10/04/2017 Duration: 27min

    Adam Gidwitz displays his Scottish accent, talks about his work and Mac Barnett in a bunny outfit, and *tries* to tell the listeners a Big Secret. People we talk about Alex Bracken: Tom Angleberger: Links At BookCon 2015: Star Wars Celebration: Podcast with Alex Bracken: Why We Get Religious About “Star Wars”: Not a reputable source! But maybe a hint into why people were picketing Star Wars Discovery?: Why some Trump supporters are boycotting the new “Star Wars” movie: Horn Book’