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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Rocked It in Austin!

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Rocked It in Austin!

I had a great time in Austin last weekend at the 2013 Austin-SCBWI conference. Wonderful conference, welcoming folks, and great food! Also, I absolutely loved getting to meet the hugely talented E. B. Lewis, Neal Porter, Erzsi Deak, Tamra Tuller, Cynthia Levinson, Rubin Pfeffer and others who co-presented. The highlight of the Friday night reception was Patrice Barton getting her Crystal Kite award for the illustrations in MINE! So happy for her!  Patty is such a warm, generous person—and very very talented!  Here are a few pics to share with ya’all!  Thanks to Cyn, Mark Mitchell, and others for these wonderful photos. (And for those of you who did not get a copy of my handouts the link is here to Austin SCBWI 2013 Handout.)

Enjoy!

Shutta

Shutta & Patrice Barton

Shutta & Patrice Barton

Greg & Cyn Leitich Smith

Greg & Cyn Leitich Smith

Fraternal Order of the Armadillistrators 2013

Fraternal Order of the Armadillistrators 2013 and the new R.A. of Austin

Shutta and E. B. Lewis

Shutta and E. B. Lewis

E. B. Lewis painting at Austin SCBWI

E. B. Lewis painting at Austin SCBWI

Neal Porter, Editor, Roaring Brook

Neal Porter, Editor, Roaring Brook

First Pages Panel (Tamra Tuller, E. B. Lewis, Erzsi Deak, Rubin Pfeffer, John Cusick, Kathy Landwher)

First Pages Panel (Agents & Editors: Tamra Tuller, E. B. Lewis, Erzsi Deak, Rubin Pfeffer, John Cusick, Kathy Landwehr)

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!)

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2011

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2011

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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. “

 

The complete list of SLJ Best Books here.

 

Enjoy!

Shutta