Archive for December 2010

Eleven More To Watch For in 2011: Final Call (for now...)

Boy Wonders
Boy Wonders by Calef Brown

Clink by Kelly DiPucchio and Matthew Myers

Square Cat
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

Hopper And Wilson
Hopper And Wilson by Maria Van Lieshout

Polka Dot Penguin Pottery
Polka Dot Penguin Pottery by Lenore Look
and Yumi Heo

Say Hello To Zorro
Say Hello To Zorro by Carter Goodrich

Bear With Me
Bear With Me by Max Kornell

You're Finally Here!
You're Finally Here! by Melanie Watt

Melvin And The Boy
Melvin And The Boy by Lauren Castillo

Dear Tabby
Dear Tabby by Carolyn Crimi and David Roberts

The Crows Of Pearblossom
The Crows Of Pearblossom by Aldous Huxley and Sophie Blackall

Happy New Year! Thanks for taking a peek at 2011 with me :)

Eleven More To Watch For in 2011: BFF Alert

So far, I've showcased books by authors I love, or illustrators I love, or debut books that I'm totally judging by the cover (or description) and which look amazing and/or intriguing. After all, that's usually how our audience picks their books, right?

A few of the books have been by people I sort-of "know", whether I've met them at a conference, or online, or whatever- hey, children's publishing is a small world :) This may or may not have influenced how much I'm looking forward to their books. But I do have to confess that the first book below is by someone I actually know. And I've even already read it (if only in manuscript form) (and I *loved* it!), so I'm even more sure that you should check it out :)

(And the second book, you may notice, is illustrated by the illustrator of one of MY 2011 releases! How did she know Audrey Hepburn is one of my all-time favorite actresses??)

Mr. Duck Means Business
Mr. Duck Means Business by Tammi Sauer and Jeff Mack

Just Being Audrey
Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

Ribbit Rabbit
Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan and Mike Lowery

Hide And Sheep
Hide And Sheep by Andrea Beaty and Bill Mayer

The Woods
The Woods by Paul Hoppe

The Pretty, Pretty Bunny
The Pretty, Pretty Bunny by Dave Horowitz

Little Mouse's Big Secret
Little Mouse's Big Secret by Eric Battut

What Is Your Dog Doing?
What Is Your Dog Doing? by Marilyn Singer and
Kathleen Habbley

Argus by Michelle Knudsen and Andrea Wesson

Mini Racer
Mini Racer by Kristy Dempsey and
Bridget Strevens-Marzo

The Runaway Wok
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
and Sebastia Serra

Eleven More (more, more!) To Watch For in 2011

Doggy Whys
Doggy Whys by Lila Prap

Zombie In Love
Zombie In Love by Kelly DiPucchio and Scott Campbell

Manners Mash-Up
Manners Mash-Up by (holy cow! check out all those names!)

Leap Back Home To Me
Leap Back Home To Me by Lauren Thompson
and Matthew Cordell

Hogg, Hogg & Hog
Hogg, Hogg & Hog by Margie Palatini
(just Margie- author and illustrator?
Did we know she could illustrate?!?)

Chamelia by Ethan Long

Chicks Run Wild
Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
and Ward Jenkins

The Best Birthday Party Ever!
The Best Birthday Party Ever! by Jennifer LaRue Huget
and LeUyen Pham

Edwin Speaks Up
Edwin Speaks Up by April Stevens and Sophie Blackall

Fortune Cookies
Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman and Chris Raschka

If I Never Forever Endeavor
If I Never Forever Endeavor by Holly Meade

So, how's that To-Read List coming along? Finding books to add to yours?!

I don't know about you, but I think the picture book is looking far from dead...


Eleven More (yes, more!) To Watch For in 2011

Three By The Sea
Three By The Sea by Mini Grey

The Voyage Of Turtle Rex
The Voyage Of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus

Joe and Sparky: Superstars
Joe And Sparky: Superstars by Jamie Michalak
and Frank Remkiewicz

Gibbus Moony Wants To Bite You
Gibbus Moony Wants To Bite You! by Leslie Muir
and Jen Corace

Chicken Butt's Back!
Chicken Butt's Back! by Erica Perl and Henry Cole

Small Saul
Small Saul by Ashley Spires

Chew, Chew, Gulp
Chew, Chew, Gulp by Lauren Thompson
and Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na

I Must Have Bobo
I Must Have Bobo by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal

Look! A Book!
Look! A Book! by Bob Staake

Fairly Fairy Tales
Fairly Fairy Tales by Esme Raji Codell
and Elisa Chavarri

Eleven More To Watch For in 2011

Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters
by Jane Yolen and Kelly Murphy

The Boy Who Cried Ninja
The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer

Gilbert Goldfish Wants A Pet
Gilbert Goldfish Wants A Pet
by Kelly DiPucchio and Bob Shea

Tillie The Swede
Tillie The Swede by Sue Stauffacher and Sarah McMenemy

I Broke My Trunk
I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

Rrralph by Lois Ehlert
Rrralph by Lois Ehlert

A Butterfly Is Patient
A Butterfly Is Patient
by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

Big Wolf And Little Wolf: Such A Beautiful Orange
Big Wolf And Little Wolf: Such A Beautiful Orange
by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec

Sea Monster's First Day
Sea Monster's First Day by Kate Messner and Andy Rash

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

Follow Me
Follow Me by Tricia Tusa