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UH-OH! (It’s coming April 14th . . .)

UH-OH! (It’s coming April 14th . . .)

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Uh-Oh! illustrated by the hugely talented Patrice Barton (published by Alfred A. Knopf) will be released on April 14th. The first early reviews are starting to come out. And Kirkus Reviews (Thank you!)  says: “Though there are as many ‘Uh-oh’ books out there as there are fishies in the sea, this petite charmer is a fine addition to the beach-time shelf.” And I love what they have to say about Patrice’s illustrations:  “Barton’s pencil sketches give the storytelling its heart, her two heroes perpetually wide-eyed, and the occasional jolt of realism . . . is as bracing as the sea air.”

 

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MINE! was also illustrated by Patrice. I am so pleased to, soon, have another book out with this wonderful artist. Just look at that cover! You can pre-order now, and the book should appear in bookstores on April 14th.

 

Happy dancing,

Shutta

Crystal Kite Winner Patrice Barton Honored at SCBWI Site . . .

Crystal Kite Winner Patrice Barton Honored at SCBWI Site . . .

Patrice Barton illustrated MINE! (written by me), for Knopf in 2011.  She was honored by winning a Crystal Kite award for her work. This award is given by the voting members of SCBWI (Soc. of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).  YAY, Patrice!!!

 

 

There’s a very nice piece about her and her work at the SCBWI blog site.  Its at:  http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-2012-crystal-kite-winner-profiles.html .

Stop by while it’s still up. And a little bird recently notified me that Patrice and I are not done collaborating. There’ll be another book out with Alfred A. Knopf in the near future, titled UH-OH!   (no pub. date yet).

Enjoy!

Shutta

(p.s.:  MINE! just came out in board book format for those young readers who like to taste their books as they read . . . yum!)

NBA Finalists Announced for Young People’s Literature

NBA Finalists Announced for Young People’s Literature

What a great line-up for the National Book Awards!!!

And I just saw that my editor at Knopf, Michelle Frey, edited one of the nominees— Albert Marrin, Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy. She’s a great editor to work with. So happy for her, and Knopf.

Click here for the details:

 NBA Finalists Announced for Young People’s Literature.

Enjoy!

Shutta