30 August 2013

Not Just Child's Play: A Fall 2013 Picture Book Preview for The Atlantic Wire

from Journey by Aaron Becker (Candlewick)

This week I had the opportunity to write a picture book preview for the Atlantic Wire.  Luckily for me, there is an incredible slate of books coming out in the next couple of months, so the challenge was really narrowing it down to a digestible list.

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article at the Atlantic Wire.  The article was kind of aimed toward a broader audience, many of whom might not normally think about children's books.  Which means I didn't go into too much depth.  Over the next little bit I might dive in a little deeper for the kidlit aficionados out there, but in the meantime, here is a list (in alphabetical order) of the books that I included, all of which are worth your time and then some.

  • Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli (Abrams, Aug. 6)
  • Animal Opposites by Petr Horacek (Candlewick, Aug. 6)
  • Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, illus. by Matthew Myers (Simon & Schuster, Oct. 22)
  • Boxers and Saints by Gene Yuen Lang (Macmillan/Roaring Brook/First Second, Sept. 10)
  • Cozy Classics - Emma by Jack Wang and Holman Wang (Simply Read, Oct. 19)
  • Crabtree by Tucker Nichols and Jon Nichols (McSweeneys/McMullens, Aug. 13)
  • Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin (Random House, Oct. 22)
  • Emma in Paris by Claire Frossard, illus. by Christope Urbain (Enchanted Lion, Nov. 19)
  • Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder (Abrams, Nov. 5)
  • Hello, My Name Is Ruby by Philip C. Stead (Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press, Sept. 3)
  • The Hole by Øyvind Torseter (Enchanted Lion, Sept. 10)
  • Ike's Incredible Ink by Brianne Farley (Candlewick, Aug. 6)
  • Journey by Aaron Becker (Candlewick, Aug. 6)
  • The Line by Paula Bossio (Kids Can Press, Sept. 1)
  • The Nowhere Box by Sam Zuppardi (Candlewick, Nov. 12)
  • Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown (Little Brown, Sept. 3)
  • Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion, Oct. 1)
  • My Blue Is Happy by Jessica Young, illus. by Catia Chien Candlewick, Aug. 6)
  • Rock-a-Bye Room by Susan Meyers, illus. by Amy Bates (Abrams, Oct. 1)
  • Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson (HarperCollins/Greenwillow, Aug. 27)

1 comment:

marjorie said...

""Buying a pop-up book is a lot like starting a party with tequila shots: you know up front that things aren’t going to end well."

i facebooked the SHIT out of that.