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ALA honors for Austin authors; SCBWI conferences and illustration classes for you

It’s been a landmark week for Austin children’s writers.  Three of our gang scored top honors — a Caldecott Honor, a Sibert Honor and a Newbery Honor — from the American Library Association. Our Austin, Texas  chapter of the Society

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Terrific “Toons”

“Graphic novels” for little bitty kids? Comics for children age four and up? Not such a preposterous idea.  The intuitive narrative form of comics is a whole another kind of reading. Searching words, pictures and panels for clues to events

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Covering the Caledcott Covers…

                      No, I haven’t seen the books yet, but I wanted to get the covers in front of you so you can keep an eye out for them. Always be

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Caldecott Conversations: “Hugo” has the pictures…

So much for the requirement that picture books have 32 pages. Brian Selznick told his children’s story The Invention of Hugo Cabret in 530 pages — and it won the 2008 Caldecott Medal. You know? The Caldecott Medal !! The American Library Association

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