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Lolly Robinson

Adjunct Lecturer on Education

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Degree:  M.A., Simmons College, (1991)
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Faculty Assistant:  Jeffrey Brisbin


Lolly Robinson has taught the Children's Literature and Adolescent Literature modules since 2005-2006 and has worked in the children's book field since 1985. Currently the designer and production manager at The Horn Book, Inc., Robinson is also a long-time reviewer for The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide. She was a member of the 2008 Boston Globe¿Horn Book Award Committee and the 2005 Randolph Caldecott Medal Committee and frequently speaks on children's literature, both current and historical. She has served as a guest curator at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts and at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Before coming to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Robinson was an adjunct instructor in literature for children and young adults at the Lesley University School of Education.

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"Hey Diddle Dinketty: Beatrix Potter and Nursery Rhymes," in Beatrix Potter Studies XIII: Fables to Faeries,(forthcoming)

"What Makes a Good Alphabet Book" in A Family of Readers: A Book Lovers Guide to Children's and Adolescent Literature. Candlewick Press, Boston.,(2010)

Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes exhibition catalog for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,(2008)

"What Makes a Good Alphabet Book? Let's Start at the Very Beginning" in The Horn Book Magazine,(2008)

"Beatrix & Bertha" in The Horn Book Magazine,(2006)

"Bertha Mahony Miller: Friend and Bookwoman" in Studies XII: Beatrix Potter in America,(2006)

"Beatrix Potter's American Friends," in Beatrix Potter Studies XI: Beatrix Potter's Family and Friends,(2005)

"Rabbits and Roots"in Beatrix Potter in America exhibition catalog, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,(2005)

"What Do You See?: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art," in Horn Book Magazine,(2003)

"The Newest Medium: Illustrating with Save and Undo," in Horn Book Magazine,(2000)


Member, American Library Association

Member, Association for Library Service to Children (ALA subdivision)

Member, National Council of Teachers of English