By Jill Braithwaite, Publishing Director, Trade
I was recently gifted a copy of the 1845 book Der Struwwelpeter (Shock-Headed Peter). It’s known as one of the first books to put together pictures and words in a book meant specifically for children. It’s also a strong reminder of how grateful I am to be working in children’s books at this current historical moment. Read More
Discover great new books to read this September. Read More
Author Chris Barton introduces his new nonfiction picture book Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion. Read More
Recently back from Helsinki, Finland, where she attended the Hugo Awards ceremony as a finalist in the “Best Professional Artist” category, Victo Ngai found the time to answer a few questions about Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, which comes out on September 1. Read More
By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press
What makes a kid (or an adult) pick up a nonfiction picture book? What compels them to keep reading? I can think of a few different answers to these questions, but today I’d like to focus on the element of surprise. Why? Because surprises help make books fun!