SNEAKY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SNEAKY
Who’s up for some cheap time travel? Check out the recent Spring 2015 Children’s Sneak Previews from Publishers Weekly. All kinds of eyebrow-raising stuff coming up. Click here to read.
THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME TO A THEATER NEAR YOU
What I’m experiencing right now is the unexpected and sudden realization that a certain best-selling picture book could make an awesome movie. Which book am I talking about? Click here to read.
(Thanks to Book Bites for the link)
WATCH. CONNECT. ROAD.
Our teacher-librarian pal John Schumacher has kicked off his annual road trip, which is always jam packed with children’s lit. Follow along at Watch. Connect. Read.
A LIST, A LIST!
The latest list is brought to you by Amazon, who shares their 100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime. It’s a pretty good mix of new and old. And over at Goodreads, readers can add to and vote on their own top 100 list.
MY HERO: WILLIAM STEIG
The good ol’ “My Hero” essay. This reminds me of elementary school – it the best way. In case you missed it, Caldecott winner Jon Klassen wrote about his appreciation for William Steig over at The Guardian. Click here to read it.
I made a Where the Wild Things Are gif. Here it is:
(It comes from this film)
Lane Smith is doing something different: putting out a novel (a novel that, as you can see above, doesn’t have a cover yet) about a kid who lives at “a cheesy roadside attraction” called Fairy Tale Place. From the description in this article at Publishers Weekly, I can’t wait to read it.
How do agents and editors view the current (and future) state of books for young people? Writing and Illustrating surveyed a batch to find out. Click the image below to read.
In my next life I’m going to create a YouTube channel called In the Picture Book Studio With… . In this imagined next life, I hope my videos will turn out like this one featuring Oliver Jeffers. Imagista interviews the author/illustrator about his work.