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
The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have was named one of the “Best Picture Books” of 2015 by Publishers Weekly! The announcement page calls the book “gorgeous” and links to the longer PW starred review.
- Nino also earned stellar reviews from a couple of other sources this week. A reviewer for Retailing Insight said the book’s “extraordinary illustrations . . . make Nino’s tale a story to be read, pondered, reread, and embraced. . . . This is a powerful book that captures the diverse nature of human emotions as they are turned into a self-soothing adventure tale that will delight customers of all ages.” And Wendy Greenley, writing on the Noodling with Words blog, said “the illustrations blew [her] away” and left her “deeply moved.”
- Jen Bryant, author of The Right Word, was interviewed by Lancaster Online columnist Elizabeth Eisenstadt-Evans. Bryant shares about her creative process, how she finds her book’s subjects, and whether she writes her books with the aim of teaching specific values.
- Bryant also gave the keynote lecture at the annual Keystone State Reading Association Conference in Lancaster, PA. (Watch a brief conference recap here.)
The 2015 Batchelder winner Mikis and the Donkey was reviewed by the Christian Library Journal, which said its writing “buzzes with energy . . . each character is given a voice, and the characters are endearing.”
- When No One Is Watching was reviewed by the Christian Children’s Book Review blog. The reviewer said the book was a “a perfect look” into the personalities of more introverted children. “This a definite must for any parent of a shy child.”
- The statue of Voytek the bear, who is the hero of the 2012 Batchelder-winning Soldier Bear, is set to be unveiled tomorrow.
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