Monthly Archives: February 2014

Groundwood Books and a Twitter Chat

  Do you have plans on Thursday? I hope you can join me on Twitter for a chat about books with Groundwood Books. I am thrilled to be a guest in this discussion hosted @GroundwoodBooks:  “A Picture’s Worth…Art & Design in Children’s Books.” Cool, right? Joining me is Cybele Young, who I wrote about long, […]

The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter

Friends, prepare for a mighty tidal wave of photos here. I’m heading back to California from a weekend in New York, where the goals were only to visit The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter, have scones with Betsy Bird, and see Wicked. All were a success. While I wait out this flight delay, have […]

Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend

written and illustrated by Karen Stanton published 2014 by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan When I first saw the art for this book, a teeny jolt of whoa hit me right in the heart. I mean, look at the endpapers! The calendars sprinkled throughout! The swirls of smells and thoughts and words! Then I […]

Mathilda and the Orange Balloon

by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Jen Corace (published 2010, by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins) (You might remember one of my other Jen Corace faves, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, over at Design Mom!) Oh, Mathilda. You are a determined sheep. A sweet sheep. A sheep with a story. See, in Mathilda’s world, everything […]