Coming from Viking Children’s Books, June 13.
Would you like a signed, personalized copy of FISH & SNAIL?
Pre-order from independent bookseller R. J. Julia before June 13th, to have it shipped hot-off-the-press.
author + illustrator Deborah Freedman
Have you ever wondered how your favorite author’s or illustrator’s name is pronounced? TeachingBooks.net has a huge collection of brief recordings of authors & illustrators saying their names. It includes my own thirty-seven second story – about a shy first-grader and her name.
Julie Danielson interviews me today over at her blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. She’s brewed plenty of coffee… won’t you join us?
… the chicken is seeing stars!
★“Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint… Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite.”
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★“The spare, poetic text allows the images to shine… this delightful treat emphasizes the joy of breaking free of conventional boundaries and turning accidents into art.”
– Booklist, starred review
★“Full of surprise and emotion… The book has much to pore over on every page, and children will want to experience the action over and over again.”
– School Library Journal, starred review
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) will launch its Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books with a Silent Auction on Wednesday, May 25, at BookExpo America. The ABC auction will feature more than 100 works of art by beloved children’s illustrators, including Barbara McClintock, Jerry Pinckney, Chris Raschka, Lane Smith, Mo Williams. An online preview of the artwork, including the above, is here.
The Illustration Friday topic for May 20, 2011 is SOAKED.
The Illustration Friday topic for April 29, 2011 is LESSON.
The Illustration Friday topic for February 18, 2011 is LAYERS.
Suggested Reading, Picture Books About the Night: In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck & Tricia Tusa, Close Your Eyes by Kate Banks, It’s a Secret! by John Burningham, Moon Theater by Etienne Delessert, Little Night by Yuyi Morales, A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na, The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson & Beth Krommes, Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer.
Suggested Reading, 6 Picture Books About the Number 10: Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. Suess, 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle, Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews, Ten Mice for Tet! by Pegi Deitz Shea, Cynthia Weill, To Ngoc Trang, and Pham Viet Dinh, 10 Minutes to Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann, Ten Puppies by Lynn Reiser.
There’s always room for one more, during Children’s Book Week!
Reading Suggestions, Children’s Picture Books About Books: A Book, Mordicai Gerstein; The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers; A Story With Pictures, Barbara Kanninen & Lynn Rowe Reed; The Book That Eats People, John Perry & Mark Fearing; Chester, Melanie Watt.
Picture Books about Gardens: The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown; The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy B. Ering; My Garden, by Kevin Henkes; Whose Garden is It? by Mary Ann Hoberman and Jane Dyer; The Imaginary Garden, by Andrew Larsen and Irene Luxbacher.
The Illustration Friday topic for February 4, 2011 is REVERSE.
Suggested Reading for Valentine’s Day: The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It , by Carl Sandburg and Harriet Pincus; Henry in Love, by Peter McCarty; Bloom, by Maria van Lieshout; Ooh-la-la (Max in Love), by Maira Kalman.