Welcome back to EBYR All Over, a Friday roundup of all the EBYR-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
Last week you got to know author Chris Barton a little better through Five Questions on the Eerdlings blog. This week you can get to know Don Tate, the illustrator partner of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, through his post on Seven Impossible Things before Breakfast. Don shares some lovely stories and illustrations from several of his projects, including The Amazing Age. Take a look!
- Ahna and Katherine’s “Facebook Tips for Authors” on the Coffee Break vlog has made quite a splash! Last week Betsy Bird shared the video and said its hosts were “remarkably enjoyable to watch” (aww, shucks), and this week Galley Cat and The Passive Voice shared the video as well. If you haven’t seen it, check it out!
- You can also watch this week’s Coffee Break episode, in which Katherine and Ahna share five creative ways to use the free promotional materials you can now order through Eerdlings.
- The Right Word earned more praise and some hardware this week. The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named it a 2015 Orbis Pictus Honor Book in recognition of its excellent writing. It was also included in The Horn Book‘s “Language and Literature” section and was featured on the Children’s Atheneum blog.
Speaking of The Right Word, Melissa Sweet took her turn answering Five Questions this week. Actually, she did more than answer — she also illustrated the questions!
- Four EBYR titles made the “Notable Social Studies Trade Books” list from Children’s Book Council and the National Council for the Social Studies. Here they are:
♦ Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully, by Janice Levy, illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo
♦ Brother Hugo and the Bear, by Katy Beebe, illustrated by S. D. Schindler
♦ The Right Word, by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
♦ Crazy, by Linda Vigen Phillips
- And finally, we introduced yet another new column on Eerdlings this week, “From the Editor’s Desk,” by EBYR’s managing editor Kathleen Merz. This week Kathleen shares the “occupational hazard” of falling in love with a story.
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