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 EBYR & Elsewhere
- Congrats to Josie L., Cliff B., and Tina B., who won our Thanksgiving / Picture Book Month giveaway of Thank You, God!
Art from Just for Today is being used for the cover of Booklist‘s “Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality” issue (Nov. 15). Just for Today and Thank You, God were also both included in Booklist‘s “Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth: 2015” list, and I’m Right Here was included in the “Read-alikes: Meditative Picture Books” list.
- Jen Bryant, author of The Right Word, was quoted on the Scholastic Book Fairs Facebook page for Picture Book Month.
- I’m Right Here was reviewed on the Rhapsody in Books blog. The review says the book “provides a very nice way . . . to open discussions about fears in general and about death in particular.”
- Roger Is Reading a Book was reviewed by BookDragon, which called the book “goofy, smart, giddily delightful. . . . You’ll want to open up and guffaw (sotte voce, ahem) over this one again and again and again.”
Book People, the renowned Austin, TX, bookstore, reviewed The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch on its BookPeople’s Blog. This “excellent book” is “told with refreshing candor . . . and illustrated with engaging expressiveness” by Chris Barton and Don Tate (both Austin natives, of course).
- Several EBYR books earned Parents’ Choice Awards: The Right Word won a Gold Award for non-fiction, and Fur, Fins, and Feathers earned a Silver Honor; I Am a Bear also earned a Silver Honor in the picture books category, and Red was a Recommended picture book.
- Travis Jonker shared Caldecott honorees’ favorite snacks on his 100 Scope Notes blog. The favorite “Calde-snack” for Melissa Sweet? “a Macoun apple with peanut butter.” And for Jen Bryant? “A Pennsylvania-made soft pretzel. My preferred kind is ‘with salt, but plain’ . . . but I also like to eat them with peanut butter.” Apparently gunning for his own Caldecott, Jonker illustrated the snacks:
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