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.
By Jan De Kinder
News from Eerdmans & Elsewhere
- In an article on “the amusing side of nonfiction illustration,” Betsy Bird discussed The Right Word as a great example of fun art in a nonfiction book. “If you’re going to do a picture book bio of the creator of the thesaurus,” she writes, “you need to have fun squarely at the front of your mind.”
- The Right Word was also featured in two other articles this week. In a Publishers Weekly article on Tuesday, the book was presented as proof of a new “Golden Age of Picture Books,” and on Wednesday, Anita Silvey featured it and illustrator Melissa Sweet on the Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac.
- Sometimes we all just need some peace and quiet — and this is especially true for editors like Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book. Shhh! Roger is reading Roger is Reading a Book:
- Three EBYR titles have been named as finalists for the 2014 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Awards: The Right Word is a finalist in the Juvenile Nonfiction category; The Big Book of Slumber is a finalist in the Picture Books category; Crazy is a finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category
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