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
At Night was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal by Meghan Cox Gurdon, who notes the “delicate, slightly surreal mixed-media illustrations” and calls the book a “pleasantly mysterious bedtime tale.”
- Celebrate Picture Books highlighted Roger Is Reading a Book for Book Lover’s Day — “the unique art and fun animated read-aloud opportunities . . . make Roger Is Reading a Book a must for kids’ (or adults’) libraries” — and even added a bookmark craft at the end of the post.
- Chris Barton posted about his collaborative history with illustrator Don Tate — “From Critique partners to collaborators” — which ultimately led to the creation of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch.
- Speaking of John Roy Lynch, here he is with Mississippi senator Thad Cochran:
I’m delighted to know that Mississippi’s @SenThadCochran now has his own copy of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch. pic.twitter.com/ttybLqrnix
— Chris Barton (@Bartography) August 17, 2016
- The Right Word appeared on the ballot for the Charlotte Award, which is administered by the New York State Reading Association. (Note that EBYR author Nikki Grimes is highlighted in the same newsletter as a keynote speaker at the NYSRA 2016 conference.)
- Speaking of The Right Word, the book’s illustrator, Melissa Sweet, created a bowtie in the style of The Right Word for Horn Book editor-in-chief Roger Sutton. The journal had asked some of its favorite illustrators to submit their bowtie designs in celebration of Sutton’s twentieth anniversary there:
@RogerReads #RogerBowTie by #MelissaSweet pic.twitter.com/O3WlQfnmsO
— The Horn Book (@HornBook) August 18, 2016
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