Monthly Archives: August 2016

Everyone + an interview with Christopher Silas Neal

by Christopher Silas Neal (Candlewick, 2016) I’m happy to introduce you today to Christopher Silas Neal, a picture book creator I am a big fan of. He’s got quite the illustration portfolio, but this spring’s Everyone was his debut as both picture book author and illustrator. Here’s hoping he makes many more. Enjoy! How did […]

Ada’s Ideas + an interview with Fiona Robinson

by Fiona Robinson (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016) Here is a look at a stunning new book about Ada Lovelace, from a stunning illustrator whose work I have completely fallen for. I got to talk to Fiona about her new book, and I’m excited to introduce you to both of these leading ladies! And […]

House Held Up By Trees

by Ted Kooser, illustrated by Jon Klaassen (Candlewick, 2012) Above, the endpapers. A subtle hint at the both the hope and the loss inside: the green, the growth, the time. House Held Up By Trees is one of my most treasured books. It was published around the time that Jon Klassen was racking up accolades […]