Just a quick posting today with a short review of Sun Bread by the ever-wonderful Elisa Kleven.
This is a lovely lyrical book about creativity and baking to create joy and sunshine on a dreary day. Am literally on my way to do an insiders video tour of Chronicle Books so my students in the upcoming Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Picture Books e-Course learn what happens when an author, author/illustrator or sole illustrator submit to Chronicle and how a publishing house works!! First I get to interview fabulous editor Melissa Manlove, then it's off to visit and film Julie Downing and her studio and Lisa Brown and her studio. I've asked these folks NOT to clean up so that we see a real working studio. Way too excited!!
But enough of me. I wanted to share wonderful books with you all, so here goes.
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature the wonderful Ave Maria Cross