|From left: Stephanie Robinson, Florence Minor, Jessica Haight, Barbara McClintock, Wendell Minor, Judy Schachner|
This week our theme has been children's picture books, and today we're whisking you away, right to their source... Bon Appetit!
A few highlights from the book fair...
It's always such a pleasure to hear Barbara McClintock speak. Her work has a measure of quality that is rarely seen, and the attention to detail can't help but bring the scenes to life. Her illustrations wrap around the words like magic, telling the story through a lens of imagination.We were happy for the chance to listen to her talk about her journey becoming a children's book illustrator, which is unbelievable! We'll be featuring Ms. McClintock's latest children's books Where's Mommy and My Grandfather's Coat in December, so be sure to check back. For those of you interested in learning how to become a children's book illustrator, you won't want to miss out on this exclusive peek into the life of a brilliant artist and a lovely person.
|My Grandfather's Coat|
|From left: Anika Denise, Stephanie Robinson, Christopher Denise|
We're excited to be featuring this dynamic duo in December, so be sure to check back for an exclusive look into their studio, and find out how the magic is sewn together. We'll be giving away signed hardcover copies of Bella and Stella Come Home and Baking Day at Grandma's.
The campus was buzzing with creativity and the quiet energy only a room full of books can bring. We saw many new titles that we can't wait to read, and our TBR list grew exponentially!
|From left: Jessica Haight, Chris Grabenstein, Stephanie Robinson|
We'll be hosting Chris Grabenstein in December and giving away a signed hardcover of Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
|From left: Nora Raleigh Baskin, Stephanie Robinson|
One of the highlights of the day was listening to Nora Raleigh Baskin talk about her journey to publication. We both took a lot away from this presentation, as Ms. Baskin's open honesty and personable nature shined through. Her formula for success made a lot of sense, especially the B.I.S (butt in seat) part!
We're looking forward to chatting with Nora Raleigh Baskin in January, and we'll be giving away a signed hardcover copy of Anything But Typical.
We heard Sunday was a madhouse when the author of this diary popped in.
|From left: Anna Dewdney, Stephanie Robinson|
We also had the pleasure of chatting with Anna Dewdney, author of the llama llama books. This author and illustrator is lovely, and we enjoyed hearing about the sounds llamas make. These books are so cute, you won't want to put them down!
|From left: Jessica Haight, Kevin Sherry, Stephanie Robinson|
It was very cool to meet Kevin Sherry, author of the The Yeti Files. This author and illustrator is such a fun character, and we enjoyed watching him change into a yeti and sing!
|From left: Stephanie Robinson, Natalie Lloyd|
We were lucky enough to bump into Natalie Lloyd, who told us about her middle grade book A Snicker of Magic, which we both cannot wait to read. This creative story takes word play to a whole new level, and we're excited to see where the adventure goes. Ms. Lloyd was charming, and she did a wonderful job reading and telling us about her adorable dog, Biscuit. We're looking forward to learning more about her character, Felicity Pickle, and we'll be sure to share our thoughts with you!
A great time was had by all, and we look forward to attending the Children's Book Fair next year
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