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Snail and I are hitting the road, slowly, with our book, The Story of Fish and Snail. Hope to see some of you! Here’s where we’ll be:
Books-a-Million, Reading and book signing, 4:00 pm, Corinth, MS
Square Books Jr, Storytime and book signing, 10:00 am, Oxford, MS
R J Julia Booksellers, Storytime and book signing, 10:30 am, Madison, CT
“Inside Story”, 1:00—3:00 pm, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
Children’s Book Festival, 11:00 am—4:00 pm, Pequot Library, Southport, CT
AASL National Conference, Signing, 1:00—2:00 pm, Hartford, CT
Byrd’s Books, Storytime and book signing, 2:00 pm, Bethel, CT
Eric Carle Museum, Storytime and book signing, 2:00 pm, Amherst, MA
September 15 is International Dot Day, when over 1 million teachers and students, inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot, plan to celebrate “teaching and learning with creativity”. This is my mark — see others by some of your favorite authors and illustrators here, at “Celebri-dots“.
Suggested Reading, Picture Books About Art and Imagination: Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar, The Paper Princess by Elisa Kleven, I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak, Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty, How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird by Jacques Prevert and Mordicai Gerstein.
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
…in support of every kid’s right to read freely.
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.
Elephant Entertains Eggplants
The Illustration Friday topic for April 29, 2011 is LESSON.
She Ate the Pea.
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.