I LOVE my young fans—even those of you who are oldster-youngsters. But the little ones are sooooo sweet. Here’s a couple of recent pics of new readers.
YAY! MINE was named an SLJ Best Book this year . . . I am so proud of this title. Four starred reviews, a great NY Times review, and now this. And, I do bow down before Patrice Barton’s incredible talent. The artwork makes this book come alive. For all of you with very small children (especially if you have more than one young one). In choosing MINE! as one of those to be included on the list, SLJ said:
“As an intrepid toddler struggles to take possession of a passel of playthings, he is keenly observed by a frolicsome pup and a winsome infant who is preparing to make her move. The characters’ spot-on body language and facial expressions create a virtuoso visual portrayal of nascent social skills. “
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.
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