Peter Pan: 100th Anniversary Edition
Written by J.M. Barrie
Illustrated by Michael Hague
|Wendy Sewing, watercolor, pen & ink|
|Michael Hague's Read-to-Me Book of Fairy Tales|
As an added treat, author Kathleen Hague will be joining Michael to sign their book Good Night, Fairies. Quantities of this special book are limited, so make your selections early!
A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by Brett Helquist
|Pointing, oil & acrylic|
|From A Series of Unfortunate Events|
For older readers, there are a number of wonderful chapter books ranging from The Three Musketeers to the ever-popular A Series of Unfortunate Events. For the first time ever, Brett has decided to sell a very select grouping of original graphite illustrations from the series that launched his children's book illustration career! Also on hand are the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, something I remember reading when I was younger. These books gave me hours of enjoyment and packed a great creep-factor.
Flora and the Flamingo
Illustrated by Molly Idle
|Dancing Together, Prismacolor|
The more I look at Flora & the Flamingo, the more I find to love. Deceptively simple, each reading reveals a new interpretation. Unique to this year's selection, this is a book without any words. Throughout the story the characters learn to accept one another and dance together. This is also an interactive book with fold-down flaps, which reminds me of animated films (By the way, Molly is a former animator for DreamWorks!) I hear a orchestra in my head every time I flip through the pages.
|Tea Rex, written & illustrated by Molly Idle|
The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny)
Written by Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer
Illustrated by Stacy Innerst
|Guitar Case Roller Coaster, acrylic on board|
The Beatles. What more can you say? How great is it that there's a children's book about such an iconic band? The Beatles Were Fab focuses on how lighthearted and downright funny John, Paul, George and Ringo were, entertaining everyone from the Queen Mum to us Yanks on the Ed Sullivan Show. Stacy Innerst's lively illustrations portray the Fab Four on their journey "to the toppermost of the poppermost." Lifelong fans will adore taking a trip down "Penny Lane""Eight Days a Week!" Authors Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer will be signing alongside Stacy, and the trio will even give a talk about their collaborative efforts "Across the Universe." (Click here for complete talk & demo schedule!)
|One Man Band, from M is for Music|
P is for Pinata
Written by Tony Johnston
Illustrated by John Parra
|Woman Weaving, acrylic on board|
|Round is a Tortilla, illustrated by John Parra|
Don't forget, Saturday November 30th is your last day to pre-order your books! If you need any book recommendations, just ask! For the complete book list, click here.
See you December 7th for the big event!