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.
News from Eerdmans & Elsewhere
- May is #GetCaughtReading Month — and we’ve extended our Get caught Reading giveaway. If you get caught you could win all 8 of our spring 2015 books! Learn more about our May giveaway, and enter today!
- Roger Is Reading a Book was reviewed by The Horn Book, which called it a “[v]isually stimulating, . . . well-designed package of noises, books, and human nature.” As bonus content, The Horn Book included a short conversation with EBYR President Anita Eerdmans about the resemblance between the Roger of the picture book and the Roger of The Horn Book:
The Horn Book: We’d like to know: Is that Roger our Roger?
Anita: Yes and no . . . . Those of us who know Roger Sutton were immediately struck by the character’s uncanny likeness (bowtie and all). And so to our great delight, “Neighbor” became “Roger.”
- Book Dragon published four reasons why everyone should read The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch. “Every generation gets a new opportunity to learn, grow, strengthen this ‘land of the free and the home of the brave,’” the review concludes. “Get inspired with Lynch . . . and help the next amazing age begin.”
- The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch also earned a 5/5 rating from the Rhapsody in Books blog.
- Foreword Reviews featured Crazy by Linda Vigen Phillips in their article about “5 YA Novels [That] Can Offer Hope to Teens Who Suffer from Mental Illness.”
- Ruth Sanderson is illustrating a new edition of The Golden Key, the classic fairy tale by George MacDonald, and this week she posted a few of her illustrations!
- Yesterday (May 21) was the birthday of Henri Rousseau. The Brain Pickings blog celebrated by re-posting their great review of The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau.
- My Name Is Sangoel was selected for the 2015 Greenwich reads Together program.
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