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RANDOLPH CALDECOTT: THE MAN WHO COULD NOT STOP DRAWING - Book by Leonard S. Marcus class= MAURICE SENDAK: A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTIST AND HIS WORK - Book by Leonard S. Marcus LISTENING FOR MADELEINE: A PORTRAIT OF MADELEINE L'ENGLE IN MANY VOICES - Book by Leonard S. Marcus SHOW ME A STORY! WHY PICTURE BOOKS MATTER: CONVERSATIONS WITH 21 OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ILLUSTRATORS - Book by Leonard S. Marcus
THE ANNOTATED PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH - Book by NORTON JUSTER, JULES FEIFFER.  ANNOTATIONS BY Leonard S. Marcus Japanese Edition of DEAR GENIUS:  THE LETTERS OF URSULA NORDSTROM - Book by Leonard S. Marcus FUNNY BUSINESS: CONVERSATIONS WITH WRITERS OF FANTASY - Book by Leonard S. Marcus MINDERS OF MAKE BELIEVE: IDEALISTS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND THE SHAPING OF AMERICAN CHILDREN·S LITERATURE - Book by Leonard S. Marcus
GOLDEN LEGACY: HOW GOLDEN BOOKS WON CHILDREN·S HEARTS, CHANGED PUBLISHING FOREVER, AND BECAME AN AMERICAN ICON ALONG THE WAY - Book by Leonard S. Marcus A CALDECOTT CELEBRATION: SEVEN ARTISTS AND THEIR PATHS TO THE CALDECOTT MEDAL - Book by Leonard S. Marcus PASS IT DOWN: FIVE PICTURE-BOOK FAMILIES MAKE THEIR MARK - Book by Leonard S. Marcus SIDE BY SIDE - Book by Leonard S. Marcus
OSCAR: THE BIG ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SOCK MONKEY - Book co-authored and illustrated by Amy Scwartz THE WAND IN THE WORD: CONVERSATIONS WITH WRITERS OF FANTASY - Book by Leonard S. Marcus STORIED CITY: A CHILDREN·S BOOK WALKING-TOUR GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY - Book by Leonard S. Marcus SIDE BY SIDE
AUTHOR TALK - Book by Leonard S. Marcus DEAR GENIUS:  THE LETTERS OF URSULA NORDSTROM - Book by Leonard S. Marcus WAYS OF TELLING - Book by Leonard S. Marcus A CALDECOTT CELEBRATION: SIX ARTISTS SIX ARTISTS and THEIR PATHS to THE CALDECOTT MEDAL-Book By Leonard S. Marcus
MARGARET WISE BROWN: AWAKENED BY THE MOON THE MAKING OF GOODNIGHT MOON: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective - Book by Leonard S. Marcus ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND-Book by Lewis Carroll; illustrated with photographs by Abelardo Morell; introduction by Leonard S. Marcus 75 YEARS OF CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK POSTERS - Book by Leonard S. Marcus
LIFELINES: A POETRY ANTHOLOGY PATTERNED ON THE STAGES OF LIFE - Book by Leonard S. Marcus MOTHER GOOSE'S LITTLE MISFORTUNES - Book by Leonard S. Marcus
Forthcoming Books
Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Foster, August 2013.
Books
Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of The Artist and His Work
Harry N. Abrams, Society of Illustrators, 2013.
Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter
Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2012.
The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth
New York: Random House, 2011.
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom (Japanese edition, translated by Naomi Kojima).
Tokyo: Kaiseisha, 2010.
Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book(Japanese edition, by various translators).
Nakasaki: Nakasaki Publishing Company, 2010.
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy.
Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2009.
Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, May 2008.
A Caldecott Celebration: Seven Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal (expanded, tenth-anniversary edition).
New York: Walker, 2008.
Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way.
New York: Random House, September 2007.
Children Should Be Seen: The Changing Image of the Child in American Picture-Book Art, an exhibition catalog co-authored by LSM, Jane Bayard Curley, and Caroline Ward.
Amherst, MA and Katonah, NY: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Katonah Museum of Art, 2007.
Pass It Down: Five Picture-Book Families Make Their Mark. New York: Walker and Company, January 2007.
Side By Side: Five Favorite Picture-Book Teams Go To Work. (paperback edition). New York: Walker and Company, January 2007.
Oscar: The Big Adventure of a Little Sock Monkey, co-authored with Amy Schwartz; illustrated by Amy Schwartz. New York: Harper/Tegen, June, 2006.
The Wand In The Word: Conversations With Writers of Fantasy. Cambridge: Candlewick Press, 2006.
Storied City: A Children's Book-Walking Tour Guide to New York City. New York: Dutton, 2003.
Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book. New York: Dutton, 2002.
Side by Side: Five Favorite Picture Book Teams Go To Work. New York: Walker, 2001.
Author Talk. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom (ed). New York: HarperCollins, 1998; 2000.
Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon. Boston: Beacon, 1992; New York: Quill, 1999.
A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal. New York: Walker, 1998.
The Making of Goodnight Moon: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.
Morrow Junior Books: The First Fifty Years. New York: Morrow, 1996.
75 Years of Book Week Posters. New York: Knopf, 1994.
Lifelines: A Poetry Anthology. New York: Dutton, 1994.
Mother Goose's Little Misfortunes. New York: Bradbury, 1990.
Humor and Play in Children's Literature (The Lion and the Unicorn) (ed.).
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, December 1989.
An Epinal Album: Popular Prints from Nineteenth-Century France. Boston: Godine, 1984.
Picture Books (special double issue of The Lion and the Unicorn) (ed.).
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983-84.
Petrouchka. Boston: Godine, 1983.
Book Introductions
Nursery Rhyme Comics,edited by Chris Duffy. New York: First Second Books, 2011.
Mary Engelbreit's Fairy Tales. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.
The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary, with a Foreword by LSM (Dutton, 2005.)
Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose, with an Introduction by LSM (HarperCollins, Fall, 2005.)
Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury. New York: Viking, 2004.
The Borrowers Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, by Mary Norton, illustrated by Diana Stanley. San Diego/New York/Orlando: Harcourt, 2003.
The Picture Book World of Garth Williams, by Motoo Ito. Tokyo: Book Globe, 2002.
Corduroy & Company: A Don Freeman Treasury. New York: Viking, 2001.
The Complete Adventures of Curious George. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Garth Williams Treasury of Best-Loved Golden Books. New York: Golden, 2001.
Nursery Classics: A Galdone Treasury. New York: Clarion, 2001.
Mouse of My Heart, by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Loretta Krupinski.
New York: Hyperion, 2001.
Century of Picture Books, by Motoo Ito. Tokyo: Book Globe, 1999.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll; illustrated with photographs by Abelardo Morell. New York: Dutton, 1998.
The Original Curious George, by H. A. and Margret Rey. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books. New York: Golden, 1998.
The Golden Books Family Treasury of Poetry. New York: Golden, 1998.
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters. New York: Penguin, 1998.
The Art of Eric Carle, by Eric Carle. New York: Philomel, 1996.
The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll, by Lewis Carroll. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994.
A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994.
Peter Pan, by James Barrie. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994.
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994.
New York Street Cries in Rhyme, by Mahlon Day. New York: Dover, 1977.
Reference Work Essays
"Ask the Critic: Leonard Marcus," in Children's Books in Children's Hands,
Third Edition, by Charles Temple, Miriam Martinez, and Junko Yokota (Boston and New York: Pearson, 2006).
"The Picture Book Made New," in The Picture Book Made New: Margaret Wise Brown and Her Illustrators, an exhibition at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, curated by LSM. Amherst: The Eric Carle Museum, 2005.
"From Mother Goose To Multiculturalism: Toward a History of Children's Book Publishing in the United States", in Children's Literature Remembered: Issues, Trends, and Favorite Books, edited by Linda M. Pavonetti. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
"Margaret Wise Brown," in Children's Books and Their Creators, ed. by Anita Silvey.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
"Heinrich Hoffmann," in Writers for Children, ed. by Jane M. Bingham. New York: Scribner's, 1988.
"Peter Parley's Magazine," in Children's Periodicals of the United States,
ed. by R. Gordon Kelly. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1984.
"Margaret Wise Brown," in Dictionary of Literary Biography 22, ed. by Jon Cech. Detroit: Gale, 1983.
Articles, Journal Essays, Interviews, and Reviews
“The ABC of It: Alphabet Books and the Literature of Fact.” The Horn Book (March/April).
“An Interview with Sheldon Fogelman.” The Horn Book (January/February).
2011
“Dream Catcher: Jerry Pinkney and the American Picture-Book Tradition,” catalog essay in Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney. Stockbridge, MA: Norman Rockwell Museum, 2010.
“Picture Book Parade: Some Favorite Picture Books of 2010.” The Horn Book(Jan/Feb).
“Picture Book Parade: Some 2010 Favorites.” The Horn Book(November/December).
“Outside Over Where?: Imported Picture Books and the Dream of Global Awareness.” The Horn Book (September/October).
“The Size of Things,” The Horn Book (July/August).
“Something Old, Something New: Marla Frazee's Picture Book Art,” in The Horn Book (May/June).
"Click!—Photography As Picture Book Art," in The Horn Book (March/April).
"Over the Moon: An Imaginary Conversation with Margaret Wise Brown," in The Horn Book (May/June).
“An Art Form in the Making: The American Picture Book of the 1920s and 1930s,” in The Golden Age of the Picture Book: History’s Message to Children, edited by Tayo Shima. Tokyo: International Library of Children’s Literature, 2010.
“The Beginning of the American Picture Book,” in Story of the Picture Book. Soeul: SangSang/Imagination magazine, 2010.
2010
"Animal Spirits," a review of Andrew Zuckerman's Creature ABC and Life-Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya, in the New York Times Book Review, December 4.
"An Interview with Jean Feiwel," in The Horn Book, September/October issue.
"Apples of Her Eye," a review of Applesauce Season, by Eden Ross Lipson, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein, in the New York Times Book Review, September 13.
"The Confounded Critic: Anno's Alphabet," in The Horn Book.
Boston: The Horn Book, January/February.
2009
"Night and Day," a review of The Monster Who Ate Darkness, by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by Jimmy Liao, and The Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin, illustrated by Rosana Faría, in the New York Times Book Review, November 9.
"Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children," in Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2008.
"Three Pioneers" (excerpted from Minders of Make-Believe), in Publishers Weekly, July 21.
"Boys To Men," a review of Game and Sunrise Over Fallujah, both by Walter Dean Myers, in the New York Times Book Review, May 11.
"Viking Sails On," a 75th-anniversary keepsake on the history of Viking Junior Books. New York: Viking Press.
Review of Silly Lilly by Agnès Rosenstiehl, in Publishers Weekly, March 17.
"The UN Tapes," in The Horn Book.
Boston: The Horn Book, March/April.
2008
"The Cold War Kid," a review of The Wall, by Peter Sis, in the New York Times Book Review, November 11, 2007.
"An Interview with George M. Nicholson," in The Horn Book. Boston: The Horn Book, March/April.
2007
"The Eyes Have It: A Closer Look at the Extraordinary Picture-Book Art of Walter Wick," in the catalogue for the Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys, at the New Britain Museum of American Art (September 1 - November 26). New Britain, CT: New Britain Museum of American Art.
"Wendell Minor," gallery guide for a retrospective of the artist's work (July 6 - October 21). Abilene, TX: The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature.
"Picture Books and the Sense of Place," in the catalogue for the exhibition This Is Our Land: Discovering America and the World through Original Illustrations from Children's Books (on national tour, 2006-2008; for details see www.meridian.org). Washington, DC: Meridian International Center.
2006
"Everyday People," a review of A Good Night Walk, by Elisha Cooper, and other picture books, in the New York Times Book Review, November 13, 2005.
"Hoppity Hip," a review of Runny Babbit, by Shel Silverstein, in the New York Times Book Review, May 15, 2005.
2005
"Don Brown's Uncommon Traveler," in "Will You Still Read me When I'm 64? SLJ Celebrates 50 Years" in School Library Journal, November, 2004.
"Paul O. Zelinsky," gallery guide to Angels to Ogres: The Art of Paul O. Zelinsky. Abilene, TX: National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, November 2004.
2004
"A Second Look: Where the Wild Things Are," in The Horn Book. Boston: The Horn Book, Nov/Dec 2003.
"An Interview with Frances Foster," in The Horn Book. Boston: The Horn Book, September/October 2003.
"Out of the Pages, Onto the Walls: Three Museums Give an Art Form Its Due," in Book magazine. New York: West Egg Communications, May/June 2003.
"Picture Book Art: Past to Present," in Exploring the Great Outdoors: Sports and Recreation in Original Illustrations for Children's Books, an exhibition catalog. Washington, DC: Meridian International Center, April 2003.
2003
"Children's Books," a review of "Twas the Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Matt Tavares, and two other books, in the New York Times Book Review, December 8, 2002.
"Donald Crews," a gallery guide. Abilene, TX: National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, November 2002.
"Nina Crews," a gallery guide. Abilene, TX: National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, November 2002.
"Ann Jonas," a gallery guide. Abilene, TX: National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, November 2002.
"High Drama and High Jinks," in Dancing by the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino. Stockbridge, MA: The Norman Rockwell Museum, 2002.
"An Interview with Maurice Sendak," in The Art of Maurice Sendak: Inside and Out.Amherst: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 2002.
"An Interview with Paul Fleischman," included in the Listening Library audiobook edition of Seek. New York: 2002.
"An Interview with Tomie dePaola," included in the Listening Library audiobook edition of 26 Fairmount Avenue. New York: 2002.
2002
"An Interview with Karen Hesse," included in the Listening Library audiobook edition of Witness. New York: 2001.
"An Interview with Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket)," included in the Listening Library audiobook edition of The Bad Beginning. New York: 2001.
"Make Way for Marketing," in Publishers Weekly. New York: September 17, 2001.
"The Golden Age of Children's Book Publishing," in CBC Features. New York: Fall 2001.
"A Collaborative Effort," in Publishers Weekly. July 16, 2001.
"Medal Man: Randolph Caldecott and the Art of the Picture Book," in The Horn Book. Mar/Apr 2001.
[Comments on] Harbor, by Donald Crews, in The Five Owls. Jan/Feb 2001.
2001
"An Interview with Robert Cormier," included in the Listening Library audiobook edition of Frenchtown Summer. New York: 2000.
Review of Little Lit: Folklore & Fairy Tale Funnies, edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, in the New York Times Book Review, November 19, 2000.
"Song of Myself" (excerpts from Author Talk), in School Library Journal. New York: September 2000.
"Le Tout Premier des Livres, or Comment Bonsoir Lune Devint un Classique,"
La Revue des Livres Pour Enfants. Paris: June 2000.
"Correspondence Course, or What I Learned from Editing Ursula Nordstrom's Letters," in Journal of Youth Services.
Chicago: American Library Association, Spring 2000.
"Talking with Authors," in Publishers Weekly. New York: February 14, 2000.
2000
"Getting A Life: Writing Margaret Wise Brown's Biography," in The Horn Book Nov/Dec 1999.
"An Interview with Phyllis J. Fogelman," in The Horn Book. Boston: Mar/Apr 1999.
"An interview with Karla Kuskin," in The Riverbank Review. Minneapolis: Winter 1998/99.
1999
"Getting A Life: Writing Margaret Wise Brown's Biography," in The Horn Book Nov/Dec 1999.
"An Interview with Phyllis J. Fogelman," in The Horn Book. Boston: Mar/Apr 1999.
"An interview with Karla Kuskin," in The Riverbank Review. Minneapolis: Winter 1998/99.
"An Interview with Dorothy Briley," in The Horn Book. Boston: Nov/Dec 1998.
"An Interview with Walter Lorraine," in The Horn Book. Boston: Mar/Apr 1998.
1998
"A Slightly Better Editor: Letters of Ursula Nordstrom," in The Horn Book. Boston: Nov/Dec 1997.
"Mother Goose To Multiculturalism," in Publishers Weekly. New York: July 1997.
1997
"An Interview with Ethel Heins," in The Horn Book. Boston: Nov/Dec 1996.
"An Interview with Susan Hirschman (Part 1)," in The Horn Book. Boston: Mar/Apr 1996.
"An Interview with Susan Hirschman (Part 2)," in The Horn Book. Boston: May/June 1996.
1996
Review of Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going To Move, by Judith Viorst, in New York Times Book Review. New York: November 12, 1995.
"An interview with William C. Morris," in The Horn Book. Boston: Jan/Feb 1995.
1995
Review of The Bear, by Raymond Briggs and other books, in Washington Post Book World, December 4, 1994.
"Children's Book Week Poster Art," in Children's Book Council Features. New York: Fall/Winter 1994.
"An interview with Margaret K. McElderry (Part 2)," in The Horn Book. Boston: Jan/Feb 1994.
1994
"An interview with Margaret K. McElderry (Part 1)," in The Horn Book. Boston: Nov/Dec 1993.
"Interview: Why Is Maurice Sendak So Incredibly Angry?," in Parenting. New York: October, 1993.
1993
Review of The Snow Cat, by Kayal Kaur Khalsa, in New York Times Book Review. New York: November 8, 1992.
"Interview with Robert McCloskey: For the Love of Ducklings," in Parenting. New York: April 1992.
1992
Review of Pish, Posh Said Hieronymus Bosch, by Nancy Willard, in New York Times Book Review. New York: December 22, 1991.
"Awakened by the Moon," excerpt of my biography of Margaret Wise Brown, Publishers Weekly. New York: July 26, 1991.
"Rearrangement of Memory: An Interview with Allen Say," in The Horn Book. Boston: May/June 1991.
"Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd, Ursula Nordstrom and Goodnight Moon," Children's Book Council Features. New York: Jan./July 1991.
Review of One, Two, Five, Many, by Kvêta Pacovskã, in New York Times Book Review. New York: March 24, 1991.
1991
"Tales from the Crib: An Interview with Helen Oxenbury," in Parenting. New York: September 1990.
"Bruce Brooks: An Interview," in Publishers Weekly. New York: July 27, 1990.
Review of The Treasures of Childhood: Books, Toys and Games from the Opie Collection, by Iona and Robert Opie and Brian Alderson, in New York Times Book Review. New York: April 22, 1990.
"Garth Williams: An Interview," in Publishers Weekly. New York: February 23,1990.
"An Interview with Amy Schwartz," in The Horn Book. Boston: Jan/Feb 1990.
1990
"In Search of Childish Things: An Interview with Iona Opie," in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Winter 1989.
"Travels with Anno: An Interview with Mitsumasa Anno," in Parenting. New York: October 1989.
"James Marshall: An Interview," in Publishers Weekly. New York: July 28, 1989.
1989
Review of Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman, by Judy Taylor, in New York Times Book Review. New York: April 26, 1987.
Review of An Odd Bestiary, by Alan James Robinson, in Smithsonian. Washington: April 1987.
"Children's Book Publishing," in Small Press. Westport, CT.: Mar/Apr 1987.
"A Moon That Never Sets: An Essay for the Fortieth Anniversary of Goodnight Moon, in New York Times Book Review. New York: January 25, 1987.
1987
Review of The Triumph of Pierrot: The Commedia dell'Arte and the Modern Imagination, by Martin Green and John Swan, in Smithsonian. Washington: September 1986.
"Poetry Sampler" reviews, in Christian Science Monitor. Boston: June 6, 1986.
1986
Review of Once There Was a Tree, by Natalia Romanova, in New York Times Book Review. New York: November 10, 1985.
Review of Dante's Inferno, translated and illustrated by Tom Phillips, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
illustrated by Barry Moser, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: September 8, 1985
Review of Redesigning the World: William Morris, the 1880s, and the Arts and Crafts, by Peter Stansky, in Smithsonian. Washington: 1985.
Review of Beauty and the Beast, illustrated by Warwick Hutton, in New York Times Book Review. New York: June 2, 1985.
Review of spring picture books, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: March 10, 1985.
"The Letter," (a poem), in The Manhattan Review. New York: Winter 1984/85.
1985
"Picture-Book Animals: How Natural a History?" in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983/84.
"The Artist's Other Eye: The Picture-Book Art of Mitsumasa Anno," in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983/84.
"Inventions and Discoveries: An Interview with Ann K. Beneduce," in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983/84.
Review of fall 1984 picture books, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: November 11, 1984.
Review of Yellow & Pink, by William Steig, and Treehorn's Wish, by Florence Parry Heide, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: July 8, 1984.
Review of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: The Pennyroyal Edition, illustrated by Barry Moser, in Children's Literature. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.
1984
Review of Simon's Book, by Henrik Drescher, in New York Times Book Review. New York: November 20, 1983.
Review of fall 1983 picture books, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: November 6, 1983.
"The Legend of Margaret Wise Brown," in Publishers Weekly. New York: July 22, 1983.
Review of Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar, by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: July 10, 1983.
Review of City Seen From A to Z, by Rachel Isadora, in New York Times Book Review. New York: May 22, 1983.
Review of Becos, by Bill Knott, in Library Journal. New York: March 1, 1983.
Review of Elizabeth Bishop: The Complete Poems, 1927-1979, in Library Journal. New York: January 15, 1983.
1983
"Nature into Art: An Interview with Anne Ophelia Dowden," in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.
Review of picture books by Mark Strand and Galway Kinnell, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: November 7, 1982.
Review of poetry books for children, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: September 12, 1982.
Review of Selected Poems, by Galway Kinnell, in Library Journal. New York: May 15, 1982.
Review of spring 1982 picture books, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: May 9, 1982.
1982
Review of Rumor Verified, Poems 1979-1980, by Robert Penn Warren, in Library Journal. New York: August 1981.
Review of spring 1981 picture books, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: May 10, 1981.
"The Beast of Burden and the Joyful Man of Words: Juan Ramon, Jimenez's Platero and I," in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, Winter 1980/81.
"Poetry and Childhood: An Interview with Richard Lewis," in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Winter 1980/81.
1981
Review of The Art of Maurice Sendak, by Selma G. Lanes, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: December 14, 1980.
Review of Unbuilding, by David Macaulay, in Washington Post Book World. Washington: November 9, 1980.
"Life Drawing: Some Notes on Children's Picture-Book Biographies," in The Lion and the Unicorn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Summer 1980.
1980
Review of Images of Childhood, by Anita Schorsch and three other books, in Art in America. New York: December 1979.
Review of Gender Advertisements, by Erving Goffman, in Art in America. New York: November 1979.
"Small Souls: Children's Lives in Lower Manhattan, 1825-1860," in Seaport Magazine. New York: South Street Seaport Museum, Fall 1979.
Review of Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E. B. White, by Roger Sale, and three other books, in Michigan Quarterly Review. Ann Arbor: Fall 1979.
1979
Review of Geography III, by Elizabeth Bishop, in Michigan Quarterly Review.
Ann Arbor: Winter 1978.
"What's In a (Street) Name?" in Seaport Magazine. New York: South Street Seaport Museum, Fall 1978.
"Growing Up Around South Street, 1903-1915," in The South Street Reporter.
New York: South Street Seaport Museum, Winter 1977-78.
1978
"Within City Limits: Children's Books About Nature in the City," in Children, Nature and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair.
Washington: George Washington University, 1977.
1977
"Solo Crossings," (a poem), in New American Review #13. New York, 1971. 1971
Parenting magazine reviews
As Parenting magazine's regular children's-book reviewer since the magazine's founding in January 1987, I have written an average of six reviews per issue, and directed the magazine's annual Reading Magic Awards for excellence children's literature.
In all, I have contributed approximately 2000 book reviews to the magazine, which is a Time-Warner publication with offices
in New York and San Francisco.
About LSM
"The Legacy of Louise Bechtel," by Nancy Larson Shapiro, based on an interview with LSM, in Teacher & Writers. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Sept/Oct 2004.
"Meet the Reviewer, Writer, Historian: Leonard Marcus," an internet
interview for SCBWI France, 2004:
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"Literacy Leader: Leonard Marcus," an internet interview with Mary Bridget Barrett for Verizon Superpages:
http://www.superpages.com
"The Art of Reading: An Interview with Children's Literature Expert Leonard S. Marcus,"
in Read All About It, newsletter of Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. Washington, DC: RIF, July/August 2003.
"Storied City: A Conversation for Teachers about the Book", on the Penguin web site:
http://www.penguin.com
(For more information, contact: Niki Kinn)
PW Daily for Booksellers (online), "The Booklover's Guide to the Big Apple: PW Daily Talks with Leonard Marcus", May 20, 2003
Parenting Magazine conversation with LSM about choosing books for young children. New York: Parenting, May 2003.
"The Magic of Audio: A Conversation with Leonard Marcus," by Aurelia C.Scott,
in AudioFile magazine. April/May 2003, pp. 20-22. Portland, ME: AudioFile, 2003.
"Where The Wild Things Were: An Interview With Leonard S. Marcus," by David Serlin and
Brian Selznick, in Cabinet magazine. Issue 9, Winter 2003. Brooklyn, NY: Immaterial, Inc., 2003.
"Leonard S. Marcus," in Something About the Author. Volume 133, pp. 105-110. Detroit: Gale, 2002.
"Interview with Leonard S. Marcus," by Barb Odanaka, on AUTHORLINK.com
http://www.authorlink.com, January 2002.
"A Cautionary Tale - The problems with 'classics' and 'award winners':
A Conversation with Leonard S. Marcus", by Anita Merina, in NEA Today, November 2001. Washington, D.C.: The National Education Association, 2001.
"An Interview with Leonard S. Marcus," by Nathalie op de Beeck, in Riverbank Review, Winter 2000-2001, pp. 20-24.
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