Thursday, January 29, 2009

Grandmother Have the Angels Come? In stores.

Grandmother Have the Angles Come? by Denise Vega, is out Feb. 1st

"The affection that pours from the pages is strong and believable" -Publishers Weekly

Little Brown has made coloring sheets available for free download at Print and Enjoy!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Full Moon

Tonight is apparently going to be the largest full moon of 2009. In Japan they celebrate the full moon with moon viewing parties where friends sit in beautiful pagodas and compose haiku. So, in honor of the moon here is a famous poem by Hashimoto Takako (1899-1963),
tsuki ichirin tôko ichirin hikariau

the disk moon
the disk frozen lake
reflecting each other
Another thing to celebrate is the wonderful post by Jama Rattigan who featured Hula Lullaby on her Alphabet Soup blog. Her review notes many of the cultural references and symbolism that inspired the book, and I'm very pleased.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Small Graces: A Painting a Month for the FCB

Grace Lin, famed children's book author and illustrator will be auctioning original paintings once a month through eBay with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Foundation of Children's Books, a small non-profit organization in Boston that is making a big difference in the lives of young readers by bringing children's book authors and illustrators into under-served schools in Boston for visits and residencies.

This is everyone's chance to own original work by one of this generations most beloved artists.

To find out more see Grace's Blog: