Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Baby Tree

by Sophie Blackall published 2014 by Nancy Paulsen Books, at Penguin KidsAbout a year ago, I heard Sophie Blackall give a keynote at SCBWI Western Washington. She wears great tights and shoes and is a total riot. She had this effervescent spirit that had the whole room in stitches. It felt like watching one of […]

Number One Sam and an interview with Greg Pizzoli

by Greg Pizzoli published 2014 by Disney-Hyperion I’m honored and thrilled to have Greg Pizzoli back to the blog this week. About a year ago we talked about Kroc and The Watermelon Seed, and in the many weeks since, that thing (and Greg!) won the Geisel Award! My kindergarteners call him ‘the BURRRRPPP man’ which I’m […]

This is a Moose

By Richard T. Morris, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld published 2014 by Little, Brown and Company This book has been out in the wild for a couple days now, and let me be the first to tell you to be sure to check the endpapers. Know a movie buff? A cinematographer? A dud with a digital camera? […]

100 Bears

by Magali Bardos published 2014 by Flying Eye Books Let me introduce you to Flying Eye Books, if you aren’t already pals with them. Their books are fairly new to me, but are consistently striking and interesting and a different sort of fare than some more commercial offerings.  Case in point: this post by Danielle […]