Friday, April 29, 2011

The Author Illustrator Is A Rock Star!

Take a look at the MacMillan Kid's blog here!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Warning: super cute!























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Congratulations, Sergio!


Congratulations to Sergio Ruzzier for his selection as one of this year’s Sendak Fellows! From what I can gather this is the second year of Sendak Fellowships. Apparently they involve a month in Connecticut with the Man himself and three other lucky fellow fellows. If that’s not exactly what the fellowship is, I hope Sergio will correct me. Anyway, I think it’s close, and it sounds, obviously, fantastic. The honor and opportunity couldn’t go to a more deserving artist. I expect he’ll make great use of it. Let’s just hope he remembers his old friends here in Brooklyn. We will be expecting postcards, Sergio.


Above: Tweak Tweak, Sergio’s next book, with text by Eve Bunting, coming in May.

Monday, April 18, 2011

E.B. White Read-Aloud winners

The American Booksellers Association recently announced the winners of the 2011 E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. In the picture book category, the winner was Children Make Terrible Pets, by our own Peter Brown — whose The Curious Garden was the winner last year. (Can the Peter Brown Award be far behind?) Among the Honor Books in the Picture Book category is Bedtime for Bear, by Brett Helquist. Details about the award are here. You can read more about Peter at his web site, here, and Brett at his web site, here. Congratulations to them both!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Look at what they have in the men's room at the Eric Carle Museum! It's a painting of a little fly!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dan Yaccarino at The Eric Carle Museum!

I will be giving a presentation about my new book ALL THE WAY TO AMERICA: THE STORY OF A BIG ITALIAN FAMILY AND A LITTLE SHOVEL at the prestigious Eric Carle Museum this Saturday April 9 at 1PM. Hope you can make it!


Click HERE for details!