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September 19, 2014

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Pictures of the Week: Chronicle Books Celebrates 25 Years in Children’s Publishing | ALA 2013

Tom Lichtenheld and Susannah Richards

In celebration of its 25th Anniversary of children’s publishing, Chronicle Books hosted a cocktail reception at the American Library Association Annual conference that included a raffle of original artwork inspired by the company’s spectacles logo. The pieces were created by many award-winning and bestselling illustrators, including Tom Lichtenheld, who presented the prize to winner and children’s literature professor, Susannah Richards.

Pick of the Day: Sing

yellow background, lavender bird

A fledgling finds its voice in this interpretation of the popular song Sing.

Pick of the Day: Zero the Hero (CD)

Letter Zero dressed as a superhero

Zero the Hero. By Joan Holub. CD. 12:45 min. with hardcover book. Spoken Arts. 2012. ISBN 0-8045-4242-2. $29.95.
Gr 1-3–Zero dons superhero garb and tries to change his reputation because he’s tired of feeling like nothing. It’s clear that he makes no impact in addition, subtraction, or division. And in multiplication he sends the other numbers fleeing in fear of extinction. Finally, in despair, Zero rolls away. However, once he’s gone the other numbers miss him. They can’t make 10. They [...]

SLJ 2012 Day of Dialog: Pushing the Picture Book Envelope

(l. to r.) Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jon Klassen, Tom Lichtenheld, D.B. Johnson, & Mac Barnett

The picture book isn’t dead—in fact, it might be entering a golden age, say some of the most talented and innovative children’s book creators during SLJ’s Day of Dialog.