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Archive of entries posted on November 2012

Videos We Love: Cat Tale

If you think this place has gone to the dogs lately, here’s just the post—and here are just the cats—to get things back on track: Michael Hall’s brilliant third picture book, Cat Tale, has charmed yet another reviewer. His own metropolitan area’s newspaper said, “Wordplay and bright, playful illustrations are the hallmarks of Michael Hall’s [...]

A Thanksgiving Gift

We’ve got lots to be thankful for, and we’d like to extend our wishes for a happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers and friends. We are especially thankful for manuscripts that arrive unexpectedly!   (Now we just need to figure out how to open the darn thing–any advice?) Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!   Blog this! [...]

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 [...]

Visiting the 23rd Floor: Naomi Shihab Nye and Joshua McCune

We’re admiring 2012 Winter Storm Athena today (snow, rain, sleet) and catching up on very important publishing work (striking the word “romp” from catalog copy . . . that type of thing). And catching up on reporting about several exciting visits to the 23rd floor, too. Joshua McCune stopped by on October 17, as did [...]

Well, that was fun

We hope all of our readers and writers and friends made it through the storm okay–as for us? There are some ongoing issues with power and tree cleanup, and recovering from the sheer intensity of Pat Battle’s coverage of a big transformer fire in Hackensack, but we’re back up and running and making children’s books! [...]