Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda wins E.B. White Read-Aloud Award!

This award is voted on by the booksellers of IndieBound across the country!

The E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards recognize books that reflect the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages.

They will honor the winners during the ABA Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon during BookExpo this May. The author, Tom Angleberger, will be in attendance to accept his award.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Friend of the Wimpy Kid

Artsy-Fartsy (Bailiwick Press, 9781934649046), Bogus (Bailiwick Press, 9781934649060), Cahoots (Bailiwick Press, 9781934649084), and the Aldo Zelnick series author Karla Oceanak are mentioned in the March 28, 2011 edition of Publishers Weekly in an article called "Booksellers Reveal Secrets to Self-Published Success."  Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books will like these too...Artsy-Fartsy was recently named an IndieBound Children's Books Favorite.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Kirkus Review for When a Dragon Moves In

When a Dragon Moves In (Flashlight Press, 9780979974670, May 2011) will be reviewed in the April 1, 2011 edition of Kirkus Reviews. They say the "deadpan text is sure to illicit giggles as it captures the conundrum of an imaginary friend with a child's eye and provides a gentle acceptance of the mild misbehavior that sometimes accompanies imaginative play."


INTERRUPTING CHICKEN is #7  on the 4/3/11 New York Times Children's Picture Book Bestseller list. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

James Beard Foundation Award Nominees

Good to the Grain (9781584798309) by Kim Boyce has been nominated in the Baking & Dessert category

Good Meat (9781584798637) by Deborah Krasner & Ham (9781584798323) by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein have been nominated in the Single Subject category

Winners will be announced on May 9 in New York City.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Secret of Rover

The Secret of Rover was reviewed in
The Wall Street Journal (circulation: 2 million) over the weekend!
“One of the drawbacks of young-adult fiction these days is that compelling stories, well told, so often include both expletives and depictions of dark unpleasantness that many parents would rather their teenagers not encounter. Rachel Wildavsky's The Secret of Rover offers a considerably gentler degree of tension for children. Somehow, even as the action heads toward its big conclusion, it all happens without expletives.”
 Read more here:

A Hit on the State Reading Lists: I Need My Monster

I Need My Monster
Age Range: 5 to 8
32 pages, Cloth, 10.25 x 11.25
32 Color Illustrations, Four-color Interior
$16.95 (CAN $16.95)
9780979974625 (0979974623)

I Need My Monster  is one of five books nominated in the Primary category of the California Young Readers Medal. The chairperson wrote, "The California Young Reader Medal Committee members greatly enjoyed I Need My Monster. This book met our qualifying standards for both child appeal and literary merit. …We are looking forward to promoting this title to students, teachers and librarians throughout California." 

I Need My Monster is on the Georgia Picture Storybook Award list 2011-12. This was just announced at the 42nd Annual Georgia Conference on Children’s Literature, March 4-5, 2011.

I Need My Monster  is on the South Dakota Prairie Bud Award list 2011-12.

I Need My Monster will be on the 2012 NY State Reading Association Suggested Reading List (Primary level), to be announced April 4, 2011.

I Need My Monster was mentioned in the Columbus Telegram (Columbus, Nebraska, Sept. 25, 2010, circ. 9,000) because of its inclusion on the Nebraska Golden Sower Award 2011-12 list.

I Need My Monster was recommended by the Colorado Association of Libraries as a Storytime Favorite for "doing voices" when reading aloud at a lecture entitled "Do I Have to Do Voices?" (Oct. 9, 2010). 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

AMERICAN IDOL: Celebrating 10 Years

AMERICAN IDOL: Celebrating 10 Years
By Shirley Halperin
ISBN: 9780810998308
Abrams Image; $22.95
AMAZING 2 Page spread for AMERICAN IDOL: Celebrating 10 Years in the March 4th issue of Entertainment Weekly Circulation 1.8 million!
“Can you believe TV’s singing juggernaut has been crowning champs for almost a decade? To celebrate, Idol has put together an official commemorative book, out March 1 and loaded with gossip, trivia and behind-the-scenes photos of past stars

Fashion Independent

Fashion Independent  
The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor
PUBLISHER: Phoenix Art Museum

Press coverage:
Vogue - March 2011

Harper's Bazaar - February 2011

The New York Times: The Moment - February 22, 2011  

Ann Bonfoey Taylor (1910-2007) was a pioneering female flight instructor during World War II, was a member of the US Olympic Ski Squad in 1939, competed in tennis at Wimbledon and was accomplished at riding and shooting. Recognized among an international jet-setting social circle as a wonderful hostess at her magnificent homes in Colorado and Montana, Taylor also played a leading role as a style icon. She was captured in photographs by artists such as Edward Steichen, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Toni Frissell, and was regularly featured in publications such as Vogue, Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar from the 1930s through the 1970s. In 2008, her extraordinary wardrobe of couture and custom-designed sporting ensembles was donated to Phoenix Art Museum. Selected by Art and Antiques as one of the top 100 art museum gifts of 2008, Taylor's impressive collection features works by some of the most masterful fashion designers of the 1950s and 60s, including Charles James, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Madame Grès. The collection is significant for both the quality of the designers and for its depth, as the numerous examples allow for a comprehensive look at each designer's artistic process. Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor features more than 60 full ensembles and accessories that provide a comprehensive look at the wardrobe of a dynamic and sophisticated woman.

Friday, February 18, 2011

William & Kate: The Love Story: A Celebration of the Wedding of the Century

William & Kate: The Love Story: A Celebration of the Wedding of the Century (John Blake, 9781844547364) will be featured and the author, Robert Jobson, interviewed this Saturday, February 19, 2011, in a segment of Weekend Today, the weekend edition of NBC's Today Show, which airs from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. They plan to display the cover image, as well as interior images from the book during the segment.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nice reviews from Booklist for IPG titles

Two Peas in a Pod
Allen & Unwin, 9781742373041, $16.99
"...the imagination behind the colorful multimedia illustrations is admirable, and kids will recognize both the fun of fantasy play and the close friendship between characters."

Tea and Dog Biscuits: Our First Topsy-Turvy Year Fostering Orphan Dogs

H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet

H is for Honor (Gale/Cengage) will be featured on an upcoming program in a new Lifetime series Coming Home - read by a mom to her kids in one of the episodes.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Interrupting Chicken

INTERRUPTING CHICKEN is # 6  on the 2/20/11 New York Times Children's Picture Book Bestseller list. 

This is Chicken's third week on the list: 1/30/11, 2/6/11, and 2/20/11!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vidal in the news

Vidal Sassoon, author of Vidal (Macmillan UK; ISBN: 9780230746893), will appear on The Martha Stewart Show on February 11, 2011. A copy of the book is expected to be held up during his interview.


Vidal (Macmillan UK; ISBN: 9780230746893) will be positively reviewed in the February 15, 2011 issue of Kirkus Reviews (circ 5,000). They call it “richly nuanced” and “a well-rounded, enterprising life’s journey, expressed with grace and humility.”

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Judy Moody movie set for Summer 2011

Judy Moody gets famous - FOR REAL!

The upcoming Judy Moody movie Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer comes out in Summer 2011.

Candlewick will publish five totally Moody movie tie-in titles which go on-sale May 24, 2011 - call us for details! More info about the movie is available at:, and at the FaceBook page:

Candlewick is thrilled that the movie screenplay was co-authored by Judy Moody author Megan McDonald and Kathy Waugh. From the set, Megan McDonald raved, "Young actress Jordana Beatty IS Judy Moody. I have to pinch myself every time I see my characters leap off the page and come to life on the big screen! Rare!"

Friday, January 14, 2011

What to Wear, Where

What to Wear, Where (ISBN: 978081997035)
$18.95 US / Abrams Image
Pub Month: March 2011

Upcoming features:
·        The April 2011 issue of Teen Vogue (circ. 1,026,053) will feature tips from the ladies and a prominent shot of the cover.
·        The March 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar (circ. 744,038) features an exclusive interior spread from the book.
·        We will also see a mention in the March 2011 issue of The New York Times’ T Magazine (circ. 1,599,353).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hereville wins the Sydney Taylor Book Award

Hereville: How Mirka Got her Sword by Barry Deutsch (9780810984226) has won the 2011 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers!

This is the first time a Graphic Novel has won the award.

The Sydney Taylor Book Awards, honoring "new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience" and sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, have been announced.

Monday, January 10, 2011

ALA Youth Media Awards

Congratulations to Abrams Books and Candlewick Press, both with multiple honors!
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile, Candlewick Press, 978-0-7636-3266-3 

Caldecott Honor Medal
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, Candlewick Press, 978-0-7636-4168-9

Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent 
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon, Candlewick Press, 978-0-7636-4300-3

 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults  
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Ann Angel, Abrams/Amulet, 9780810983496

John Newbery Medal Honor Award
Heart of a Samurai  by Margi Preus, Abrams/Amulet, 9780810989818

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award
Me, Frida by Amy Novesky and illustrated by David Diaz, Abrams/Amulet, 9780810989696

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award
Dear Primo written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams/Amulet, 9780810938724