“It’s no mean feat to conjure up an original train book for kids, but, by gum, Brown and Christoph manage it. With both old favorites (freight, steam, bullet) and some new eclectic additions (zoo train, whistle-stop tour, shoulder ballast cleaner), young train enthusiasts will have plenty here to whistle at.”★ -Kirkus
Clackety Track by Skila Brown and published by Candlewick Press steams into bookstores today! Thanks so much designers, Amy Berniker and Lauren Pettapiece, for this charming collaboration, just the kind of book I would have loved as a kid! Special thanks also to my reps Pat Lindgren and Piper Smith for helping me all along this journey. Looking forward to sharing more!
Finally got around to drawing the boys for our card. Happy Holidays!
Join us this Monday, December 10th at Heights Arts for FutureHeights Appreciation Night. I’ll be there signing books and mingling with fellow local artist Cathrine Butler. RSVP and enjoy a special discount on your purchase!❄️
For all the little boy witches out there tonight!⭐️🖤🌙
From our first date at Cedar Lee. Oh to have our whole lives ahead of use, oh to be able to stay awake for a ‘late show!’ Love you B💙
Had a wonderful morning with the kids and families at Boulevard Elementary, Shaker Heights. Alex the bright kiddo next to me here, was pointing out all the New York buildings in Up in the Leaves by name! He later told me it was the best book he had ever seen. : ) Many thanks to Boulevard Elementary for having us and to Mac’s Backs-Books for your 40 years on Coventry and for your dedicated support of local authors & illustrators.
Our book, Up in the Leaves, The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses is on shelves today! It was a joy getting to illustrate Shira Boss's thoughtful telling of Bob Redman's childhood adventures. I'll be sharing more from the book in the coming weeks. It's available at your local bookseller and at Amazon.
Save the date, 7 local vendors!
I was recently asked to provide a list of the landmarks featured in our Mudpuppy World Magnet set (pictured below). You'll see some are famous and others more obscure, I was just happy to hear that kid's were interested in learning more about these places. Thank you Miriam for reaching out!
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Published by Albert Whitman & Company
I'm humbled and honored our Gordon Parks children's book won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Literary Work! Heartfelt thanks to the NAACP and members for this wonderful distinction and for bringing attention to Gordon Parks' inspiring story. It's been such an incredible journey sharing Gordon Parks' story, I never expected this opportunity, so grateful! Thanks everyone for your support!
We'll take a cup of kindness yet!♩♬♪ Here's to a Happy and Healthy 2016!
Good news! Our Gordon Parks book was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work Children’s category. Thanks so much for this incredible honor. Click here to see all the nominees!
Awards will be televised live, February 5th on TVOne.