Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sophie’s Fish

by A.E. Cannon (who loves Cheetos and Oreos!) and Lee White (who loves to bike, I think?!) I really think artists might be some of the coolest people out there. (Some might say just plain ‘out there,’ but that’s neither here nor there. Nor anywhere.) What? Where were we?! When I saw Lee’s illustrations come through my email […]

Some Odds and Ends

I tweeted this recently. THE COOLEST BACK COVER EVER. (It’s Boy+Bot by the fabulous Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino!) Remember that Carpe Read’em shirt? And you know Tara Lazar, author extraordinaire, right? Please read this. And if you need a warning, I coughed coffee onto my computer as I read it, so there you go. […]

This Is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen So I love this book. Like, the “well, why don’t you marry it?!” kind of love. I read it in June at the Candlewick Booth at ALA. The people were lining up to meet Gary Ross (Big! The Hunger Games! Seabiscuit, even!) and I was huddled over F and Gs of this […]

Carpe Read’em

PiBoIdMo is coming up, and you know what that means, right? A BRAND NEW WARDROBE! Well, and a brilliant brainstorm of 30-ish brand spanking new picture book ideas. But you definitely need a new tshirt to go with your empty notebook. Thank you, 2012. We may not have hoverboards, but we do live in a […]

In My Tree

by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich Board books always scream texture to me. I imagine that is because by their very nature they are tactile…grubby little hands paw all over them. And maybe chomp on, too – but isn’t that a whole different story? And this one is darling. A curvy, concentric die cut is […]

Don’t Squish The Sasquatch

words by Kent Redeker, pictures by Bob Staake This book came in the mail in a box from my beau. I tweeted this the other day: Some boys buy their girls flowers, chocolate, or fancy purses. Mine buys picture books. Coolest endpapers ever? That’s saying a lot, since I’m a bit kookoo for them, but […]