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Archive of posts filed under the From the Editor’s Desk category.

Happy 50th Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

On this day in 1963–September 25–the very first Amelia Bedelia book was published! It’s been 50 wonderful, hilarious years with our beloved literal-minded housekeeper! Today, we take a look back in time with some of our favorite treasures from the Amelia Bedelia archives!                     Blog this! [...]

Attention, Moose Fans!

Guess what’s shaping up? Circle, Square, Moose, that’s what. Moose and Zebra reprise their roles as best friends and troublemakers in Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky’s very funny (we’re not kidding)  companion to Z Is for Moose. Coming in Fall 2014. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

Behind-the-Scenes: Dance of the Red Death

Last year, Bethany Griffin’s Masque of the Red Death had an atmospheric and gorgeous jacket, worthy of Bethany’s sexy and creepy re-imagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story. So this year, the Greenwillow art department faced the challenge of recreating that moody, beautiful atmosphere for the sequel (and conclusion), Dance of the Red Death. Here’s a behind-the-scenes [...]

It’s magic!

One of the best moments of any editor’s day is seeing the original art for a picture book for the very first time. Author-artist Christie Matheson delivered beautiful watercolor and collage artwork for her debut picture book, Make Tree Magic, earlier this year. It’ll be in bookstores this fall, and we can’t wait for the rest [...]

Why I Adore HOMER

Okay, so I’m a dog person. In fact, we just got a new puppy at our house (that makes three) and her name is June. Here she is running with pink tulle (and why not?) in the yard. June is at the beginning of her life with a family. She’s only just begun to be [...]