Author Archives: carterhiggins

The Picturebooking Podcast

Have you met Nick Patton? He’s the brain behind The Picturebooking Podcast, and he’s super awesome. And not only because he interviewed me. Take a look at his site, and take a listen to his interviews. This is a voice to the kidlit community that will be around for a while. Good stuff. But it’s […]

Firebird

by Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2014) When you open a book to sweeping, fiery endpapers, it’s almost as if you can hear the symphony begin. The author, Misty Copeland, is a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater. The illustrator, Christopher Myers, is a Caldecott Honoree for Harlem and the […]

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press, 2014) You know Mac and Jon. You love Mac and Jon. Now meet Sam and Dave. You’ll love Sam and Dave. Don’t rush into the pages just yet. This is one of the best covers I’ve seen in a long while. If we weren’t so aware that […]

Mix It Up!

(image via here.) by Hervé Tullet (Chronicle Books, 2014) First of all. Welcome to the new Design of the Picture Book! I’m super excited to feature this particular book as the first spot in my face-lifted blog–its heart and soul of art and play is exactly what I think these new digs represent. Do you […]