Monthly Archives: January 2016

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

by Lindsay Mattick and Sophie Blackall I love this book for its words and its structure and its illustrations and its history, and I love that I got to stick a golden Caldecott Medal on its cover. From the Caldecott criteria: The Medal shall be awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American […]

Last Stop on Market Street

  A picture book won the Newbery. A picture book won the Newbery. A picture book won the Newbery. You must have heard. You must have seen. You must have read. It wasn’t me that you heard, because the me in that room that morning was a silent bucket of tears. That room that morning […]

Cloud Country + an interview with Noah Klocek

by Noah Klocek and Bonny Becker (Disney Press, 2015) It was hard to not to picture these sweet characters on my holiday flights recently, peeking out the window at clouds that were beautiful but not quite as vibrant as the ones in Cloud Country. I chatted with Noah Klocek about it, and welcome him here […]