Monday, February 6, 2012

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

The incredible National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature in Abilene, TX will be hosting a retrospective exhibit of Dan Yaccarino's 20-years in children's books. The festivities begin on February 9.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS wins a QED for Best eBook

Dan Yaccarino's “Five Little Pumpkins”, published by Harper Festival/Zuuka, has been selected as the winner of the Publishing Innovation Award in the Ebook Children’s category.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Local Boy Makes Good

Congratulations to our own John Rocco for the Caldecott Honor win for his book Blackout

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Calling, Tweaking, and Blacking Out

At The Horn Book blog “Calling Caldecott” there is attention, appreciation, and medal speculation for two Book Maker’s Dozen titles: Blackout, by John Rocco, and Tweak Tweak, written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier. 

Congratulations, John and Sergio, and good luck!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wall Street Journal Best Books List

Sophie Blackall's The Crows of Pearblossom and John Rocco's Blackout both made the Wall Street Journal's Best Books of 2011 list. We are thrilled to be among this great selection of books for children.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Missed Connections Party in Boston

Sophie Blackall will be at the Brookline Booksmith on Dec. 15 at 7pm to sign copies of Missed Connections: Love Lost & Found, a collection of her work. The Boston Globe’s Love Letters and the Booksmith are celebrating her visit by collecting local missed connections listings and hosting a party for readers at Finale in Brookline following the signing.

Monday, December 12, 2011

John Rocco and Jhumpa Lahiri at Book Court SUNDAY December 18

Please come out on Sunday at 11am to BookCourt join John Rocco and Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Jhumpa Lahiri, for a special reading and signing of Blackout and The Flint Heart. This event will benefit the Brooklyn Waldorf School Library.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The All the Way to America Blog

Please visit and contribute to my new blog, the ALL THE WAY TO AMERICA BLOG!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


THE BELLY BOOK is now available!!!

Click here to order:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An Evening With Dan Yaccarino!

I will be giving a presentation on my work in children's books, television, character design and commercial illustration on Monday October 24 at 6:30 at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Admission is free! Hope you can make it.

For more info click here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Five BookMakers hit the Carle this weekend

Please join John Rocco, Sophie Blackall, Sergio Ruzzier, Brian Floca and John Bemelmans Marciano, as they talk, read, draw and other nonsense at the Carle Museum this Sunday, October 16th starting at 11:30 am.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Every-Day Dress-Up hits the shelves today!

Selina Alko's EVERY-DAY DRESS-UP pubs today. Hip Hip Hooray!

Kirkus Reviews calls it, "a happy antidote to the princess plague".

For a preview of this girl power book, view Selina's book trailer:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Missed Connections Book Launch Party!

Please join me at Word bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, this Thursday, October 6th at 7pm to celebrate the launch of Missed Connections, Love, Lost and Found, my first illustrated book for grown ups. You can listen to a podcast about the project on NHPR here, see a slideshow on the Huffington Post here, or if you have your own Missed Connections experience, you can enter Time Out New York's competition here to have your story illustrated!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blackout signing at Books of Wonder

Please join John Rocco, Bob Shea, Richard Egielski, Ron Barrett, Jackie Preiss Weitzman, and many more as we talk about and sign our new books at Books of Wonder this Saturday from 12-2.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dan Yaccarino at Britain Elementary!

It's school visit season again, gang! Take a look at my new video taken at Britain Elementary in Texas.