PW Deal Announcements
Hans Christian Andersen Nominee NORA HILB is featured in our October Illustrator Highlight.
October News and Reviews
Debut Middle Grade author Ernesto Cisneros and Efrén Divided
(Harper Collins, March 2020; an Indies Introduce title)
Featured in PW:
KIRKUS applauds Eileen R. Meyer’s THE SUPERLATIVE A. LINCOLN:
Poems About our 16th President (Charlesbridge / Nov. 2019/ illus. David Szalay)
“Telling Abraham Lincoln’s story in poetry is a tall order, but Meyer pulls it off. The portrait orientation of the volume is the right choice for our tall president, and Szalay’s attractive, folksy art manages to capture the homespun spirit of the poems. The collection will make excellent reading aloud in the classroom, a few a day. A tip of the stovepipe hat for making a poetry biography so much fun.“
Eileen recently presented at the Illinois Reading Council and the Association of Illinois School Library Educators Conference. And if are in the Chicago area, don’t miss the opportunity to meet Eileen at the Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grover!
For Eileen’s full book launch, visit her website: https://www.eileenmeyerbooks.com/news/
And another nod from
Gianna Marino’s NIGHT ANIMALS NEED SLEEP TOO
(Viking, February 2020)
“In Marino’s follow-up to NIGHT ANIMALS, the search for ‘somewhere dark and quiet’ to sleep doesn’t go easily for Possum. Marino’s illustrations of Possum and company—struggling to stay awake, playing dead, and running for their lives—are hilarious and endearing, as is her dialogue. Beaver: ‘Oh, Possum! I am so sorry you’re dead!’ Bear: ‘He does that sometimes.’ Brief facts on the nocturnal animals depicted appear on the inside of the dust jacket. A midday bedtime book that will keep readers laughing.“
More accolades for Erin Dealey’s lyrical holiday story SNOWGLOBE WISHES: “heartwarming … a winsome, hopeful portrait of family and community bonds” (PW) and “warmhearted … filled with goodwill and hope” (SLJ).
Speaking of the holidays:
WHEN PENCIL MET ERASER
by Karen Kilpatrick & Luis O. Ramos Jr. and German Blanco (Imprint/Macmillan)
is featured on Amazon’s Holiday Toy List.
Also named one of the “Best Children’s Books of 2019” by Parents magazine!
“The illustrations shine in this tale of how Pencil and Eraser became unlikely BFFs. Our kid reviewers cracked up at the facial expressions of the characters and realized that the drawings looked better when a bit was erased. Parents appreciated the message that even if someone initially rubs you the wrong way, you can still be friends.”
The influential parenting website Red Tricycle, with a UVPM of 1,572,434, chose Lynn Marie’s MOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE SCARES as one of their favorite Halloween Books.
“The classic tale of Goldilocks gets a Halloween-themed twist when Moldilocks winds up in the house of the Scare family.
Fun illustrations and the underlining tale about adoption added to a happily ever after ending make this charming book
a perfect Halloween tale.”
Mark A. Vieira’s FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD (Running Press) is featured in
PW’s Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Art and Photography:
And check out this review from Leonard Matlin!
“No one knows more about the tantalizing and provocative films of the early 1930s than Mark Vieira, and no one has access to better still photos. His 1999 volume SIN IN SOFT FOCUS covered this territory but as it is out of print, it’s to film buffs’ benefit that TCM has commissioned a new entry in its ongoing series of beautifully packaged books…
With exquisitely showcased illustrations and informative text, this book meets the high standard one would expect from its author and publisher.”
Upcoming next month from Mark A. Vieira, et al:
ADRIAN: A LIFETIME OF MOVIE GLAMOUR, ART AND HIGH FASHION (Rizzoli)
LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA by Anna Dewdney is a Scholastic Book Clubs Book of the Week, and the focus of the 11th Annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive.
And check out the Llama Llama inspired video!
Speaking of cool videos…
Click on the image to view the book trailer for
Patricia Newman & Mehrdokht Amini’s NEEMA’S REASON TO SMILE,
featured on Mackin Community’s blog:
“Overheard” at @EastWestLit on Twitter: