Can I Touch Your Hair? Webcast + Q&A with Selina Alko, Charles Waters, and Irene Latham

Last week, three of the four creators of Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship took part in a special Horn Book live webcast. Charles Waters, Irene Latham, and Selina Alko discussed how their new picture book came to be with The Horn Book‘s Roger Sutton. You can listen to the webcast here.

They also answered audience questions, but there were quite a few questions they didn’t have a chance to answer in the 45-minute webcast. We thought they’d make a great blog post! So, here are their answers along with a few spreads from the book.  Read More

When Mom Edits Children’s Books

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

For my final post of 2017, I decided to interview my two children to find out what they think about having a mom whose job is to help make books for kids. Read More

How Picture Book Pagination Keeps Readers Turning the Pages

Picture book manuscript pagination

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

Last weekend at the fall conference of the Wisconsin chapter of SCBWI, I discovered that I might be a bit . . . odd. We’re all odd in our our own ways, of course, but this was in comparison to other book publishing people. Read More