Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FILBO 2016

The best part of Book Fairs is to get to see good friends from the picturebook world. Here at the Bogota International Book Fair in the company of Jutta Bauer from Germany, Roger Mello and Odilon Moraes from Brazil and Yolanda Reyes, Pilar Lozano and Ivar da Coll from Colombia.
Also, a generous display from Fundalectura, after my 2016 Andersen award nomination.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Congratulations to Groundwood Books

Groundwood Books was named best North American children’s publisher of the year at the 2016 Bologna Children’s Book Fair on April 4. This international award acknowledges the most significant publishers in each of the six areas of the world, who have most distinguished themselves for their creative and publishing excellence over the year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skills.

Congratulations to Groundwood for many years of publishing excellent and thought-provoking children's books.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Picture Books of the Twentieth Century

During this and the next week I will be talking about pioneers and groundbreakers of the twentieth century in the art of picture books. These talks will be part of a series held by the Gimnasio Moderno on how the century looked at childhood from the point of view of its picture book creators. Inspirational and exciting!

The link to the article in Arcadia cultural magazine. Thanks Arcadia.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Die Osterkatze reviewed

Wie es wohl wäre, würde nicht wie sonst der Osterhase die kleinen Geschenke bringen, sondern zur Abwechslung mal eine Osterkatze? Genau diese Frage stellt sich die Hauptkatze in dem Buch „Gestatten, die Osterkatze“. Ich habe mir das im LOEWE-Verlag erschienene Kinderbuch mal genauer angeschaut.

More in here.

At the Yucatan Book Fair FILEY

It was a real pleasure to share this panel about illustration, creativity and the Pink Panther with the talented comic artist Bernardo Fernandez BEF. This was part of the wonderful Book Fair FILEY (Fiesta de la lectura de Yucatán) in beautiful Merida. Here is the link to the full program.

Friday, March 11, 2016

An interview with Cultura LIJ

Under the title "A celebration of the accident", children's literature magazine Cultura LIJ from Buenos Aires has just published the conversation we had last year during the FIibita 2015 event.
Here is the link to a readable version in Spanish.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Santa Cat selected for the Picture This 2015 Award

The WSRA (The Wisconsin State Reading Association) Children's Literature Committee members dedicate themselves to reading widely in order to evaluate the newest books published each year. This is done to recommend the most interesting and valuable books for educators and children to read. The committee considers titles published during the 15 months prior to the convention calendar year and evaluates books based on the quality of the literature, the appeal for students, and the value for classroom use. The committee creates two lists to help educators select titles for use in their specific areas. The "Just One More Page" list highlights the committee's recommendations for the best of the newest chapter books through eighth grade, while "Picture This" highlights the recommendations for the best of the newest picture books.

More information about the award here