Monthly Archives: February 2015

Home by Carson Ellis

by Carson Ellis (Candlewick, 2015) It’s a great honor to give you this first look at Carson’s own farmhouse in Oregon where she lives and creates, and some of the art and inspiration inside. Home is in stores today, so bring it to yours and enjoy. There’s plenty more to ponder in this volume of homes, and I can’t […]

There’s This Thing

  by Connah Brecon (Philomel, 2014) I fell hard for this book. Heart-itching, squeal-worthy, big time bulging-eyeballs-love. The title is perfect, right? An ode to the impossibility of putting all of the teensy intricacies of a crush into words. A girl. A hunt. But she doesn’t really know how to grasp this thing. Because it’s all […]

Just One Apple

by Janosch (NorthSouth, 2014; originally published 1965 in Switzerland as Das Apfelmänchenn.) I love a good pen name, and Janosch has one. His real name is Horst Eckert, and he is one of Germany’s most beloved children’s book authors and illustrators. He was new to me until NorthSouth revived this classic in late 2014. I’m […]