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.