Sarah Harrison Smith
Sarah Harrison Smith
Editorial Director, Books and Kindle: Sarah Harrison Smith spent her childhood with her nose in a book and not much has changed. Happy to read almost anything, she’s especially drawn to literary fiction and biographies of artists, writers and politicians, with a particular soft spot for 19th century oddballs. Other interests: the visual arts, architecture, and children’s books.

Recent posts by Sarah


Cuban-American Writer Becomes the Next Young People’s Poet Laureate

“I want to give gifts of poetry to children and teens who are being told by society that they don’t belong,” says Margarita Engle, the newly-appointed Young People’s Poet Laureate.

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"A Delightful, Warm, and Totally Unpretentious Book About Books"

A conversation between Pamela Paul of The New York Times Book Review and Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See.

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Rivals for a Mother's Love

Speaking of Mother’s Day, Francesca Segal has written a witty, warmhearted novel about the pleasures and perils of parenthood.

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Happy Birthday, Leo Lionni

On May 5, let’s consider what makes his children’s books perennial.

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World Book Day: From Books Deserts to Reading Oases

The leaders of three innovative charities bringing books to children worldwide talk to the Amazon Book Review about improving lives through literacy

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The Books That Made Them Writers

As World Book Day approaches, we’re thinking about the significance of giving books as gifts. The Amazon Book Review spoke to five talented writers about how gift books helped them find their voices.

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Deborah Heiligman on "Vincent and Theo"

The Amazon Book Review talks to Deborah Heiligman about her new book, Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers.

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How did that baby get so...bossy?

The Amazon Book Review talks to Marla Frazee, the award--winning children’s book author and illustrator who created the original “Boss Baby.”

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Georgia on My Mind

In Taylor Brown's new novel, men, separated by centuries, face mortality and mystery on a legendary Southern river.

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Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall

Primatologist Jane Goodall celebrates her 83rd birthday today. If you have a young animal-lover in your house, these books about Goodall will widen their worlds.

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