America is Under Attack: 2012 ALSC Notable Book
Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, […]
Public Radio Interview
My interview with All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer about America Is Under Attack! can be read or listened to.
Krazy Kat. Weird. Original. And Totally Brilliant. Astonishing that 2013 will mark the centennial of George Herriman’s comic strip masterpiece. I’m just sayin’… From the University of Virginia collection:
Walk Off The Earth
5 people 1 guitar Everybody plays How’d they do that?
The Society of Illustrators Annual Show/Illustrators 54 is up. Displayed now is Sequential-Series Art and Moving Images. Book and Editorial Art opens February 3, 2012. The Society of Illustrators is located at: 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) New York, NY 10065 Tel: (212) 838-2560 Fax: (212) 838-2561 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Gallery Hours: 10 […]
Ronald Searle Dies
Ronald Searle died December 30, 2011 at 91. Searle was a brilliant cartoonist and one of the great draftsmen of the 20th Century, a genius whose artistic influence is incalculable. He was born in the UK in 1920. At the start of the Second World War he joined the British Army and was shipped the […]
America is Under Attack: The Day the Towers Fell. One of School Library Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 One of Horn Book’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 One of the Washington Post’s Best Books of 2011 On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation […]
New Title Debut!
Coming next winter: Henry and the Cannons. In 1775, in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston—225 miles of lakes, forest, mountains, and few roads. It was a feat of remarkable ingenuity and determination and one of the most remarkable stories of the Revolutionary War. […]