Category Archives: special

Big Birthdays! Picture Books about Darwin and Lincoln

This post is by no means comprehensive–that would be impossible. I am merely  presenting a few of my favorite picture books on two of my favorite figures in history–Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln–in honor of their birthday. I love Matthew Trueman’s illustrations and I wish he’d do more books. I’m glad he illustrated One Beetle Too [...]

RIP Pete Seeger

Holiday Sale: Picture Book Edit

My pesky husband pointed out that “Holiday Sale” sounds a little more festive than “Fire Sale.”  So here it is again:  same sale, new name. I am offering just two more picture book edits for $250 a piece, or one more picture book portfolio edit, until the end of the month. If you are not [...]

Picture Book Edit Fire Sale!

It’s been over a full month since I’ve posted. Forgive me, those of you who are still with me.  I will post more regularly soon, I swear.  It’s been a busy year. Right now, though, I want to offer an opportunity to spruce up all those newly minted manuscripts that came from PIBOIDMO or what-have-you. [...]

50th Anniversary Where the Wild Things Are

The Niblings have alerted me to the fact that Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is 50 years old this month. You can read their insights here, here and here. The illustration above represents that joyfully textless interlude where Max is all on his own.  I remember when I used to read this to [...]