What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Amy June Bates, Simona Ciraolo, and Owen Swan

h1 September 30th, 2016 by jules


— From Phil Cummings’ Newspaper Hats, illustrated by Owen Swan


 


“So I ask Nana why, and she tells me it might look that way because of all the lines on her face. ‘Do you mind them, Nana?’ I ask. ‘Not at all,’ she says.
‘You see, it is in these lines that I keep all my memories!'”
— From Simona Ciraolo’s
The Lines on Nana’s Face
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“The apple peelings are piling up. / Faith looks at me and says,
Tell us more, Uncle Arthur….”
— From Helen Frost’s
Applesauce Weather,
illustrated by Amy June Bates

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Over at Kirkus this morning, I’ve got evolution on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Simona Ciraolo’s The Lines on Nana’s Face (Flying Eye, October 2016); Phil Cummings’ Newspaper Hats (Charlesbridge, October 2016), illustrated by Owen Swan; and Helen Frost’s Applesauce Weather (Candlewick, August 2016), illustrated by Amy June Bates. I’m following up today with a bit of art from each book.

Enjoy!



 

From Newspaper Hats:


 



 


“‘Grandpa,’ said Georgie, ‘do you remember me?'”
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From The Lines on Nana’s Face:


 


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From Applesauce Weather:


 


“The first time we kissed, we were standing here …”
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APPLESAUCE WEATHER. Text copyright © 2016 by Helen Frost. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Amy June Bates. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

THE LINES ON NANA’S FACE. Copyright © 2016 by Simona Ciraolo. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Flying Eye Books, London-New York.

NEWSPAPER HATS. Text copyright © 2015 by Phil Cummings. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Owen Swan. 2016 First US edition. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA.

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