25.6.09

AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers




Where You Came From has been selected as one of AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers in the category of Book Design.

Here's the info from the site:

After careful and considered review of more than 900 entries, the 2008 jury of the “AIGA 50 books/50 Covers” competition selected a group of 91 examples of outstanding book and book cover design produced in 2008.

The jury’s selections will be mounted as a public exhibition during the “Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference” in October 2009 and at the AIGA National Design Center in New York in December 2009, and will travel across the country to AIGA chapters and student groups during 2010. In addition, selections become part of the AIGA Design Archives, are documented in 365: AIGA Year In Design, and the physical artifacts join the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University.


Way cool. Only downside that I can see is that this design award fails to credit the designer by name. So - three times for luck - Robin Mitchell, Robin Mitchell, Robin Mitchell. And you can click through here to see comments and an interactive archive from when When You Were Small was honoured by AIGA.



And kudos, as always, to Simply Read for being simply the best.

8.6.09

Summer Reading List

Here's the list of books I plan to talk about in the CBC spot today. I tried to make up a list for all ages. You can find the link for the archived audio here.



BOARD BOOKS
Totty/ Ollie/ Saffy by Paola Opal
(Simply Read Books)

A LENTICULAR BOOK
Watch Me Hop by Rebecca Young - A lenticular book
(Scholastic)

A PICTURE BOOK
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
(Chronicle Books/Raincoast)

A GRAPHIC NOVEL
Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
(Hyperion)

AN ADDICTIVE NEW SERIES
The Magician/ The Alchemyst/ The Sorceress
Three volumes in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
by Michael Scott (Random House)

AN HISTORICAL NOVEL
Gwen by Carolyn Pogue
(Sumach Press)

A YOUNG ADULT/PRACTICALLY ADULT NOVEL
The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones
(Candlewick Press)

7.6.09

Monday, Monday

Will be on CBC Radio One here in Montreal tomorrow talking about children's books with the regular Radio Noon children's book panel. The program runs from 1 to 2 pm local time and you can listen in here

Then tomorrow evening, it's off to the Kirkland Library to talk with the Montreal Children's Roundtable.