Monday, December 14, 2009


I am so pleased that GRANDMOTHER, HAVE THE ANGELS COME? Has been included on the Reading Is Fundamental 2009 Multicultural Library Booklist. Thanks to the generous support of Macy's, RIF will donate more than 400 mulitcultural book collections to elementary school classrooms in low-income communities throughout the US.

The complete list of books included in the collection can be seen here:

More info on RIF is here:

Including information about the multicultural campaign:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Favorite Things...

These are a few of my favorite things… This week I was forced to empty my studio. (Not something one would do voluntarily) During the re-org I’ve decided to allocate a designated space for all those books that can not be re-shelved because I NEED them available, within reach, at all times. Hopefully this will free up my floor, corners, chairs, and light box; hopefully.

The list includes a bunch of books on History, Art History, Writing, and Fiction. So, as a tribute to facebook lists, here's a portion of my can't-put-away-books... this week.

The Bad Beginning - Book 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (I Looooove the design of this book)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien (all time favorite MG Novel)

The Tartar Khan's Englishman by Gabriel Ronay

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

The Lives of Shadows: An Illustrated Novel by Barbara Hodgson (OK anything by Barbara Hodgson

Opium: A History by Martin Booth (current obsession)

Hong Kong Apothecary - Paperback (Jun 30, 2003) by various and Simon Go (another current obsession)

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Old Man Mad About Drawing: A Tale of Hokusai by Francois Place (Place is brilliant)

and oh so many more....