WINNER: 2016 ORBIS PICTUS AWARD FOR DROWNED CITY
The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award was established in 1989 for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The name Orbis Pictus, commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures(1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.
Drowned City: Great Review from NY TIMES & Editor’s Choice!
August 9, 2015 NY Times Sunday Book Review HERE. Also Times Editor’s Choice! “This book could almost make its point on the powerful illustrations alone, but Brown’s precise language secures the historical details in an unforgettable way.”
LA TIMES: Kids will love Drowned City
LA TImes picked Drowned City for its summer reading list!
Sunday NY Times Review: Dust Bowl!
Nice review in the Times for the Great American Dustbowl. Find it here.
Original Art Show at Society of Illustrators
Art from my Henry & the Cannons is included in 2013 Society of Illustrator’s Original Art Show. Me, at the Opening (my art on bottom):
St Christopher’S School Visit
Pic from my wonderful visit to the St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia. The boys were terrific, the staff wonderful, and librarian Lucinda Whitehurst if my newest BFF.
Crowing: Great Reviews for Henry and the Cannons
School Library Journal: STARRED REVIEW Gr 1-4–As the American Revolution was getting underway, George Washington knew he needed cannons to defeat the British. Unfortunately, he was camped outside British-held Boston, and the nearest big guns were 300 miles away at Fort Ticonderoga, New York. They were thought to be impossible to retrieve, until Henry Knox […]