Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Diana Wynne Jones will be missed

I was saddened to hear of the passing of the wonderful fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones. I had the extreme pleasure of illustrating the covers for several of her amazing novels, including the classic, Howl's Moving Castle. Thank you Diana, for your wonderful books.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Irma Black Award

Hey you guys!

I'm so excited that my book CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS is a finalist for the Irma Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature! Woohoo!

Voting is open to all 1st and 2nd graders, but votes must be submitted by teachers and librarians. So...please spread the word to any young parents, teachers and librarians you know! This is such a great way to promote literacy, I hope everyone will participate. Of course, I'll be happy if kids end up voting for my book, but I'm a HUGE fan of children's choice awards like this, so my main goal is to increase participation. Seriously!

Here's the link for voting: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlereview/889455-451/story.csp

Thanks for your support!

Your pal,
Peter Brown

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sophie Blackall at Books of Wonder, March 19th

Sophie Blackall will be at Books of Wonder this Saturday, March 19th from 12pm-2pm to sign copies of The Crows of Pearblossom, Aldous Huxley's only story for children. Written originally as a Christmas gift in 1944 for Olivia de Haulleville, Aldous Huxley's niece, it was published as a young reader in 1967, after Huxley's death, with illustrations by Barbara Cooney. It was out of print for many years. This new picture book edition is published by Abrams.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

In the news

Follow this link for a write-up from Publishers Weekly of the Book Maker’s Dozen recent trip to Sparkhouse Toys and Books in South Orange, New Jersey, plus a starred review for John Rocco’s forthcoming picture book Blackout. Thanks, PW, and congratulations, John!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Digging Down To My Roots: The Story Behind Dan Yaccarino's All the Way To America

Join author illustrator Dan Yaccarino for a look into the making of All the way To America: The Story of A Big Italian Family and A Little Shovel, a loving tribute to his family.

For more info, go to:


Friday, March 4, 2011

Dan Yaccarino Signing at Brooklyn's Powerhouse Books!

Join Dan Yaccarino on March 13 at 2PM at Powerhouse Books for a reading and signing of his new picture book ALL THE WAY TO AMERICA: THE STORY OF A BIG ITALIAN FAMILY AND A LITTLE SHOVEL.

For more info, go to: http://www.powerhousebooks.com/site/?page_id=918