Monday, January 25, 2010

It Takes a Village

that is how i understood the meaning of this story since the day it arrived.

HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY CHICKS marks Barbara Joosse's debut on the Greenwillow list. we are told Barnes and Nobel is especially hip on this book.

a behind the scenes tidbit: Barb's original title was FUZZY PEEPS. Harper changed it for fear of violating the trademark for the famous marshmallow candy, Peeps. frankly, we at STNY prefer the original title and find Harper's reasoning, well, peculiar. firstly, trademarks are granted in VERY specific categories, and a candy and book title are many miles apart; secondly, a title cannot be copyrighted or trademarked.


a first look, for our BlogSpot fans, at the cover illustration for the Canadian (maybe also Australian) edition of THE DARK DEEPS, book #2 in Arthur Slade's marvelous-magnificent THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS.
get ye to a bookstore!

Cyndy Szekeres

do you know. . . . Cyndy has sold OVER 13 million books worldwide? here you see why.

these four will be out next month, via Sterling, as part of a 12-book Cyndy Szekeres series. they are re-issues, and, frankly, quite the nicest of the many editions these books saw under the aegis of their original publisher Golden Books (Random House). they are also an upcoming MAIN SELECTION, thank you very much,
of Children's Book of the Month Club.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Congrats to Award Winners!

Congratulations to Rebecca Stead, Jerry Pinkney, and Libba Bray who won the 2010 Newbery Medal, Caldecott, and Printz Award (respectively)! More details from Pub Weekly here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kirkus Lives Again!

According to Pub Weekly, Kirkus Reviews will continue under new ownership. Whether the current staff will remain is unknown.


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