Full-on reflection mode over here. Starting next week and continuing over the holidays, I’ll be counting down my most popular posts from the past year, from number ten to number one. See you then.
We’re continuing our new series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. A brand-new episode is up with Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies. To celebrate the new episode, we’re giving away a signed copy of The Jumbies. Click here to enter. Subscribe to The Yarn […]
I’ve never officially tried to predict which books will win Geisel awards. This must change! Embrace new things, Travis! Remember tomatoes? You like those now! Okay, that pep talk worked. With a mix of “I think this will win”, and “I hope this will win”, here are my picks for 2016 Geisel greatness. GEISEL MEDAL […]
It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. (Read previous Year in Miscellanea Posts: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) Doppelgängers of the Year: Momo (from My Cousin Momo) and Richie Tenenbaum (from The Royal Tenenbaums) The resmeblance is striking. Bjorn Borg approves. Hottest Angel: Marcus Marvel from The Marvels The tousled […]
BEST OF THE BEST EarlyWord did something fun: they crunched the numbers on all the best of the year lists and identified the books that appeared most often. It’s like the Best of 2015: Greatest Hits Collection. Click here to see the books. THE SNOWMAN GETS A BETTER TITLE Courtesy of the Better Book Titles […]
What are you going to give, a hoverboard? Drone? Come on. Give art. Recently updated for the 2015 gift-giving season, here is my collection of children’s literature illustrator shops on the internets. This isn’t a comprehensive list – let me hear about what I missed in the comments. (Many thanks to Debbie Ridpath Ohi (who has also […]