Monthly Archives: September 2017

Robinson + an interview with Peter Sís

by Peter Sís (Scholastic, 2017) Here’s a special thing for you that was a huge honor for me. Meet Peter Sís. You might know him from an incredible stack of books like Starry Messenger, The Wall, and The Pilot and the Little Prince. His latest, Robinson, is a sort of mashup of Sís’s own childhood and the […]

Moon: A Cover Reveal

by Alison Oliver (Clarion Books, April 17, 2018) I’ve been a fan of Alison Oliver’s work for a long time. (Proof.) And now, look at this stunning cover of her debut as both author and illustrator. Gorgeous, right? I asked Alison to tell me a little about Moon, and here’s what she said: Moon is a […]

How to Make Friends With a Ghost + an interview with Rebecca Green

by Rebecca Green (Tundra Books, 2017) Here’s your fall storytime favorite! It’s already mine. Author and illustrator Rebecca Green stopped by to answer a few questions about this book and her beautiful work. Welcome, Rebecca! When, how, or why did you get into picture books? I’ve only been doing picture books for the last two […]

Z Goes First: A Cover Reveal

by Sean Lamb and Mike Perry (Imprint, 2017) How great does this look? Thanks to Macmillan for this good-looking cover reveal! Illustrator Mike Perry is new to children’s books, but you might know him from his work on Broad City. How great are these animations? But now, books: This is your first time illustrating a picture […]

An Anniversary, A Newsletter, and a Giveaway!

A Rambler Steals Home / This Is Not a Valentine / Everything You Need for a Treehouse I started this blog six years ago. What was my first post? This one. (FPH forever.) It was a Sunday. It was the tenth anniversary of that day. I wanted to do something comforting and hopeful. I’ve always found […]