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String! Or, Where Ideas Come From #4(th Thursday in November)

By Lynne Rae Perkins My grandmother once knitted a dress out of lavender string. “String!” my mother said. “And she was a large woman for a while. She lost weight later. “She had one of those circular needles and she just kept knitting around and around. She knitted it for herself. She wore it a [...]

Happy Holidays from Greenwillow Books

“Winter Songs” The winter sings a windy song That hustles rusty leaves along.   The winter sings a song of hail That pings and pangs like falling nails.   The winter sings a song of sleet As sloshing cars slip down the street.   The winter sings a song of snow, A whispering as whiteness [...]

12/12/12 and (approximately) 12 great winter reads!

While you’re pondering the significance of 12/12/12 and taking a break from monitoring your seismographs and telescopes, here, in no particular order, are a dozen or so (math isn’t our strong suit) books that we love to read and share during this most wonderful time of the year*. Little Bea and the Snowy Day, by [...]

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! [...]

Visiting the 23rd Floor: Lynne Rae Perkins

Lynne Rae Perkins was in the office recently to work on the dummy for a new picture book. The story was written by Esmé Raji Codell and it is about Johnny Appleseed. Sylvie, Lynne Rae, and I spent two pizza-and-caffeine-fueled days talking about the pictures, the type design, the pacing, and the pagination. And whether [...]