#13: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (1948) 86 points (12 votes, #1, #1, #1, #10, #4, #7, #4, #9, #4, #9, #1, #8) I’d like to see any illustrator today take up the challenge of producing a book with art created entirely out of blue ink, and still have it be as visually compelling [...]
Fusenews: Dear Weather – Knock It Off. We Liked It Better When You Were Warm (As If You Didn’t Know).
I love reading too much into things. I have a personal and private theory that someday people will read the current political state of the world in The Graveyard Book (example: Bod = The nobody that is the average working man and the ghosts = different aspects of the arts that keep him alive). For [...]
The weird thing about the publishers of New York City? I think that they are trying to kill me. I don’t have sufficient evidence to back up that claim quite yet, but examine what has occurred so far: – Little, Brown and Company has a Fall 2009/Winter 2010 librarian preview. – Not one week later, [...]
Houndsley and Catina: Plink and Plunk By James Howe Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay Candlewick Press $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-3385-1 Ages 4-8 On shelves now I first heard about Houndsley and Catina in the best possible way. The way that’s even better than librarian recommendations, blog reviews, or advanced reader galleys. A year or so ago I [...]
I first heard about Houndsley and Catina in the best possible way. The way that’s even better than librarian recommendations, blog reviews, or advanced reader galleys. A year or so ago I was sitting at my reference desk, minding my own business, when a child that couldn’t have been much more than six years of [...]
In conjunction with Book Expo, School Library Journal has created a little something called Day of Dialog. The description calls it: "a free, day-long program where librarians, editors, authors, and vendors meet to discuss the changing world of books, reading, and libraries. This year we’ll investigate whether blogs are changing our reading and buying habits, [...]