Archive for August, 2019

Signal Boosting Before Breakfast

h1 Wednesday, August 7th, 2019


Here’s my new favorite piece of art. This was created by author-illustrator Daniel Miyares for a poster, and all the proceeds go to We Need Diverse Books.

More info here.

Until Friday . . .

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #649: Featuring Barbara McClintock

h1 Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Every now and then I like to check in with author-illustrator Barbara McClintock to see what’s she up to. Lucky me: She answered that question for me with this post, having sent some images (both sketches and final art) from a book she will see published this coming Spring (from Scholastic), The Three Little Kittens. (I’ve seen some Instagram posts from Barbara about this book, and I’m so happy to share some images here today.)

Now, let me say, though, in the name of first-things-first: Barbara has a glorious new picture book out now. It’s called Vroom!, and I reviewed it for the Horn Book. If they happen to post that review online, I’ll certainly link to it later here at 7-Imp. You definitely don’t want to this miss book, one of my very favorites from this year. More on that soon, I hope. Oh, and here’s the cover: Read the rest of this entry �

What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Chuck Groenink

h1 Friday, August 2nd, 2019

“Jim solved it. He didn’t feel even a little bit bad about that.”

Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got two new picture books that pay tribute to unsung heroes.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Laurel Snyder’s Hungry Jim (Chronicle, September 2019), illustrated by Chuck Groenink. Today, I’ve got some art from the book, and Chuck also visits to share some process images.

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