BELOW is now available as a print-on-demand paperback! Last fall, I got the news that one of my favorite books, BELOW, was going out of print. I’ve had other books go out of print before and I have always felt disappointed, but rarely surprised. This time I…
Tag: imaginative play
Buy it here! Amazon; Indie Bound; Barnes&Noble • Bank Street Children’s Book Committee – Building Blocks Selection for Children Five & Under Playground songs and classroom songs, silly songs and sweet songs, wake–up songs and bedtime songs… Nina Crews brings her energetic style of…
I have just returned from Sheboygan Wisconsin. Spent a day talking about my books at the Mead Public Library and leading an art workshop at the Kohler Art Center. Spent two evenings talking shop with other authors and illustrators while tasting Wisconsin specialties like fried cheese curds. (Yes, fried cheese curds.) Here are some photos of me in an article about the festival from the Sheboygan Press. You can look at them here. (But be patient, there are lots of photos of Steven Kellogg first!)
During my morning presentation I learned something new which is the reason why this post is titled “Liar, Liar, Liar”. Apparently in Chicago, the song, “Miss Mary Mack,” is sung a little differently than what is printed in my book,The Neighborhood Sing-Along. Children’s author James Kennedy sat in on my session and told us that when kids get the end of the song they shout “liar, liar, liar!” because the song is all lies. I am sad to say that I don’t think I ever really got the joke as a kid, but no room for subtleness in Chi-town. Fun!
Also fun is James Kennedy’s project the 90 second Newbery. Kids of all ages create a 90 second film based on their favorite Newbery award winning book.
• ALA Notable Book 2007
• Junior Library Guild Selection 2006
• Read On Wisconsin book of the month December 2006
Jack and his action figure Guy have many adventures together, and the tall, narrow staircase in Jack’s house provides the perfect setting. Jack and Guy climb mountains, visit cities, and explore forests. But one day Guy falls down a hole in the stairs, and it’s up to Jack to rescue him. What is going on below the stairs?
Only Guy knows.
Publisher’s Weekly – “This fanciful look at play will likely hit high notes with young readers.” (Ages 3-6)