Thursday, February 21, 2013


I'm very happy to announce that I have a NEW two-book deal with Nancy Paulsen Books!

Yay, indeed!! 

2012 was an amazing year with the publication and warm reception of Little Dog Lost: 2012 Horn Book Fanfare, 2012 Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Eric Carle Museum 2012 Picture Book of Distinction, and 2013 Gryphon Honor Award.  I'm now working on the paintings for my next picture book, Beatrice and Bear, due out spring 2014 (more about that on future posts!)

So it makes me SO happy to share the amazing news that I will continue to work with editor Nancy Paulsen, art director Cecilia Yung, and book designer Marikka Tamura on two more picture books!  I couldn't have asked for a better team!

And, of course, a HUGE thank you to my fantastic literary agent, Teresa Kietlinski from Prospect Agency!

Estou super animada de anunciar que tenho um novo contrato de 2 livros infantis com Nancy Paulsen Books!

2012 foi um ano incrível com o lançamento de Little Dog Lost e sua muito carinhosa recepção.  Estou trabalhando agora no meu próximo livro, Beatrice and Bear, a ser publicado na primavera de 2014 (mais detalhes seguirão em futuros posts!)

Por isso alegra-me muito compartilhar a notícia que vou continuar trabalhando com a editora Nancy Paulsen, diretora de arte Cecilia Young e designer Marikka Tamura em mais dois livros infantis! Melhor equipe não existe!

E, claro, um IMENSO obrigado a minha fantástica agente literária Teresa Kietlinski da Prospect Agency!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Picture Book Watch | March Edition

I'm starting a new series of posts highlighting picture books I'm looking forward to reading this year.  My plan is to do so consistently -- at the beginning of each month I'll select three or more titles coming out the following month.  Sounds fun, right?

So beginning with March, here are three really exciting books to put on your radar:

Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013

I’ve been a fan of his work for ages – in fact, Leaves is one of my favorite picture books of all time!  This title about a very protective mama squirrel promises to be just as delightful!

Abrams, 2013

McClure’s cut paper illustrations are always stunning, and since seeing this cover I just can’t wait to get my hands on this book.  I love the white background, strong black lines of the cut paper and just a touch of blue.   A story about a kitten learning to be a cat is right up my alley.

By Eve Bunting; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
Clarion Books, 2013

I like Sergio Ruzzier’s illustrations.  I like them a lot.  He does a great job with ink and watercolor, and has a very unique style.  And now he’s working again with Eve Bunting on a story about a duck heartbroken about the loss of his new socks.  They worked together before on the excellent Tweak Tweak, so this is high up on my list.

Look for these books at your library or at your favorite bookstore!