Monthly Archives: April 2013

Seattle Public Library

I had some time to kill last weekend after the SCBWI Western Washington conference was over. Seattle was gorgeous, the mountain was out (is that what you say? It was remarkable.) and I had already seen a fish or two flung at Pike Place Market. So I went to the library. This is the 10th […]


{published 2013, by LB Kids/Little Brown Books for Young Readers} Remember Salina Yoon and her heart-tangle-upper Penguin and Pinecone?¬†Well, she’s back in a big way this week. Tomorrow, April 16th, she has two brand new books out in the world, and trust me: they are spectacular. Penguin’s back in a new adventure, Penguin on Vacation. […]

A Short Film and a Sweet App

Hello and happy Friday! Let me introduce you to Raymond McGrath. He’s an animator and Animation Director in New Zealand, and he reads this blog. I love that. And he’s crazy talented. Not only did he write and illustrate a picture book called It’s Not a Monster, It’s Me!, but he also wrote the catchiest […]

Take Me Out to the Yakyu

byAaron Meshon {published 2013, by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, and imprint of Simon & Schuster} When I first heard of this book at SCBWI LA last summer, it was some art on a slide at the front of the room. I was in the back row, and I was hooked. I’ve been waiting for […]