Category Archives: Book Store

Cover up!

I’m just finishing the cover on the first picture book I wrote and illustrated. It will be out in the autumn of 2014 from Candlewick Press. Let me say this about book covers – they are the toughest element in … Continue reading

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Find the Green Bean!

Great  piece in Publisher’s Weekly on how indy bookstores are having scavenger hunts during the summer. And how one bookstore has kids searching for Green Beans. Especially the ones with mustaches! Click here to read it. Of course you ALL know … Continue reading

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How many books can a bookchuck chuck if a bookchuck…

Here’s an update on my book-letting. Two months ago I wrote about my need to get rid of books. That perhaps being buried alive by books in my studio isn’t the way I want to go…though honestly, it’s not a … Continue reading

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Too many books…

Too many books. Too many shelves packed with books. There, I said it. I have too many books and they are beginning to weigh on me more than I want them to. So it’s time to start deleveraging. So to … Continue reading

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School visit and book signing

I got to watch rain dance across the open fields on my way down to Salem last night for a book signing.  I’d like to thank the Morningside Elmentary school for being such a great host. I had a ton … Continue reading

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Eat the Books

I read that Taco Bell is making taco shells out of Dorito chips. Talk about making a food product even less appealing…but it got me thinking. Perhaps the answer to all the problems the traditional book format is having can … Continue reading

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I look on with bemused detachment…

Over the weekend we stopped into the local Barnes & Noble. It was nice to see the store busy, if not exactly packed. The coffee shop was full and they had a nice selection of toys and games to go … Continue reading

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