Congrats to Eric Carle
on the big 80! The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be celebrating this event in a number of ways, including a Birthday Bash
and Children's Book Festival with the Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild, on June 13th. If you can't make it, be sure to check out their online gift shop. The bath spout is one of my favorites.
Oh, the Places You'll Go!,
that Dr. Seuss classic, is the focus of a new scholarship sponsored by Random House. President Chip Gibson announced Random House Children's Books, "will award one 2010 graduating high school senior $5,000 toward post-secondary education." Visit www.ohtheplaces.org
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
has yet another interesting interview, this time with illustrator Amy Ackerley. I still haven't stopped laughing from seeing her illustration of Patrick the penguin with a plunger on his head.
If you're in the market for some picture book illustrations
you need to check out the R. Michelson Galleries. They have a terrific selection; everything from Dr. Seuss
to Mo Willems
. They even had a show for one of my favorites, Thomas Locker
. If you're in the Northampton, MA area, this jewel of a gallery is worth a visit. You can even pick up an autographed copy of one of Mr. Michelson's picture books.
Have you signed up yet for Scholastic Mini Books? Now's the time my book-savvy friends. There is quite a selection, including resources on favorites like The Grouchy Ladybug and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Hope you have a super summer folks. If you're looking for some summertime books reviews, be sure to visit me on TeacherShare
. Until then, keep reading and enjoy the sun!