Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Another star for Ben Loves Bear

Following a glorious starred review from Publishers Weekly, BEN LOVES BEAR by David McPhail Earns a SECOND STARRED REVIEW, from Kirkus!
Written and illustrated by David McPhail
978-1-4197-0386-7, $8.95

From the Kirkus starred review:
"The artist's use of full spreads and smaller visual vignettes spotlighted in hazy, round borders gives the simple, easy-reader–like text rhythm and balance.  Already a gifted artist, McPhail proves here that he intrinsically understands what the youngest readers want and need.”

From the Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
“McPhail gives readers an intimate view of the friendship between a small boy and his stuffed (but very active) bear…McPhail’s quiet, pastel hued paintings ensure that readers will be glad to revisit Ben and Bear. “


Monday, February 11, 2013

Bake It Like You Mean It

Unbelievably fantastic news for BAKE IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
Gesine Bullock-Prado will be doing a cooking segment as a part of The Today Show’s new
“Melting Pot Thursdays” on Thursday, February 21


Gesine Bullock-Prado will palling around with Chelsea Handler while demo-ing from the book on Chelsea Lately Wednesday, March 20 (their first ever baking demo, and she will hit it out of the park!)

Bake it Like You Mean It
By Gesine Bullock-Prado / Stewart, Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 1-61769-013-9/ Pub Date: 3/12/2013 / $29.95 U.S

Friday, February 8, 2013

New distribution for innovative Kids

innovative Kids is moving their distribution from Hachette to ABC Distribution in Knoxville, TN.

For a letter, press release and FAQ from innovative Kids, download a pdf.

Key dates:
Last Shipments from Hachette: February 8, 2013

Inventory transfer from Hachette to ABC: Will take place during the month of February

Inventory availability dates:
·         Existing inventory/backlist titles presently at Hachette be transferred to ABC and will be available for shipment to customers no later than March 18th

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Glamour Magazine is going to feature the book in their May issue with an interview and a recipe exclusive.

Interview is also featuring Melia and the book in their March Spring Fashion issue.

Other confirmed magazines:
Cherry Bomb, April
W.com, April
Jay Z’s Life + Times, April
And more to follow!

Modern Mediterranean
By Melia Marden
9781617690181, Abrams

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mapping Manhattan

The New York Times Magazine will feature a two-page spread on Mapping Manhattan in the February 17th issue.

Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate)
Story in Maps
By 75 New Yorkers
Becky Cooper
coming in April from Abrams
ISBN: 978-1-4197-0672-1

Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to “map their Manhattan” and to mail the personalized maps back to her. Soon, her P.O. box was filled with a cartography of intimate narratives: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories, comical moments, and surprising confessions. A beautifully illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to New York, Mapping Manhattan includes 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and many more.