Celebrating the retirement of the CCBC’s ‘KT the Magnificent’

July 6, 2022

KT Horning started working at the CCBC as an undergraduate volunteer in 1979, learned and thrived under the mentorship of director emerita Ginny Moore Kruse, and took over as the center’s director in 2002. A remarkable career that spanned parts of six decades ended on July 1, when Horning retired from the university.

CCBC’s Tyner speaks about why children’s books are becoming more diverse

March 15, 2022

UW–Madison’s Madelyn Tyner, a librarian in the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), spoke with the Indian general news and opinion website The Quint recently about why CCBC data shows that children's books are becoming more diverse. CCBC data is also highlighted in the article.

On Wisconsin shares alum Avi’s ‘rocky road to literary success’

February 8, 2022

An inspiring story about UW–Madison alumnus Edward Wortis appears in the Winter 2021 issue of On Wisconsin magazine. Wortis, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Theatre and Drama, has struggled through his lifetime with dysgraphia, a neurological disorder that impairs the ability to write. Despite this, he has written more than 80 bestselling children's books and earned top honors in the field.

On Wisconsin magazine features ‘storybook romance’ of UW–Madison alums Dronzek, Henkes

September 22, 2021

The life and work of UW–Madison alumni Laura Dronzek and Kevin Henkes was featured recently in the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s On Wisconsin magazine. The article, titled “A Storybook Romance,” describes how Dronzek and Henkes — who both earned degrees from the School of Education’s Art Department — met at UW–Madison, married, and now “make magic together in children’s literature.”