Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brian Floca's "Moonshot"

A great review of Brian's Moonshot in Anita Silvey's new blog, Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Picture Book Is Worth One Thousand Words

An interesting conversation on picture books on North Carolina Public Radio, in which, among other things, they talk about the book Franklin's Big Dreams, illustrated by our own Boris Kulikov.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sean Qualls presents ELLA at BookCourt

Sean will be at BookCourt this Sunday signing copies of his latest kid's jazz bio, Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat, Ella Fitzgerald. School Library Journal recently said that, "Qualls firmly establishes himself as the leading illustrator of jazz biographies." Come on Sunday and see the latest book for yourself!

November 21, 2010
11 AM
163 Court Street

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair

Sophie Blackall, Peter Brown, Sean Qualls and Sergio Ruzzier will amongst the 36 or so illustrators and authors at The Brooklyn Museum Children's Book Fair this Saturday, November 13, from 12-4pm.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Collective Back Patting

Three Book Makers Dozen picture books have made it to Best Book of the Year Lists.
Brian Floca's Ballet for Martha is one of Publisher's Weekly's Best Children's Books, and Peter Brown's Children Make Terrible Pets and Sophie Blackall's Big Red Lollipop are included in The New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010. Peter is not the sort of person to point out that his book was number two while Sophie's was number six. Sophie will presume to speak for all three when she says she is pleased and honored to be on such a list. For the next 48 hours she will suspend her "no high five" rule.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

John Rocco Art Exhibition- Sparkhouse Studio, Nov 14th

On Sunday November 14th there will be an art exhibition and reception at Sparkhouse Studio in South Orange, NJ from 7-9pm

Limited edition prints from all the Percy Jackson books, as well as The Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus will be available.

Here is all the information from the fine folks at Sparkhouse:
Please join us as we welcome John Rocco to Sparkhouse Studio.

Mr. Rocco is the illustrator of the Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles & The Heroes of Olympus series as well as the illustrator & author of several other books for children. He lives in Brooklyn & his will be the inaugural show at Sparkhouse Studio.

Please note that this is an adult event and wine will be served. There are two child friendly events earlier in the day with Mr. Rocco

Click Here to RSVP

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Original Art 2010:: Celebrating the Fine Arts of Children's Book Illustration

Book Makers Dozen is highly represented in "The Original Art 2010." This art exhibition presented by Society of Illustrators celebrates the fine art of children's book illustrations.
The Exhibition dates October 20th - November 24th

Gallery Hours
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday-Friday 10-5
Saturday 12-4

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63RD Street NYC

NOV 6- Kid's Reading and Signing by Peter Brown

On Saturday, November 6, Peter Brown, the author of "Children Make Terrible Pets," will read from his books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of his wonderful work.

•12:00 - 2:00 PM at Books of Wonder,
18 West 18th Street || Click here for more information: http://www.booksofwonder.com/events110610.asp

4:00 - 5:00 PM at The Powerhouse Arena,
37 Main Street *Slideshow, Reading and Signing
Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite animal or monster! Click this link to RSVP

Monday, November 1, 2010

Picture Book Lists at sergioruzzier.blogspot.com

I'd like to invite anyone who loves picture books to send me a list with ten of their favorite picture books, for kids or not. The books can be from any time and any country. I'd like to keep the definition of picture book as wide as possible. For example, one of my books will probably be William Steig's The Agony in the Kindergarten, which was a collection of one-liners illustrated in black&white, about but not exactly for kids.
You can be an author, an illustrator, an editor, an art director, a bookseller, a librarian, an agent, or anyone who has a passion for picture books.
Please send me your list with, if you want, a mini-bio, a picture of you, and a link that I can add to the post. And any comment on the books you choose. Send to sergio(at)ruzzier(dot)com

Thank you!

P.S.: this of course doesn't want to compete with Betsy Bird's amazing Top 100 Picture Book Poll.