A look inside the making of a picture book, with author/illustrator Peter Brown, who takes us into the process behind Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, one of SLJ’s best books of the year.
We love, love, love our December cover by illustrator Melissa Sweet, who has three books in our Best Books of 2013 lists.
In case you missed our Best Books Twitter party on November 21, the lists are below.
'Parents have a tremendous amount of choice,' says [Jessica] Swencki. 'But at the same time, if this is the book most widely recognized for the AP exam that specifically addresses certain literary themes, parents need to understand that if they’re opting out, [their child] may be missing out on an opportunity. These books were chosen for a specific reason.'Parents, School Districts Push Back On Book Challenges”
Susan Polos, school librarian at Mount Kisco Elementary School in New York and a current member of the Newbery Award selection committee, thinks that Junie B. is ‘actually an excellent role model for transitional readers. After all,’ she says, ‘well-behaved women seldom make history and Junie B. is ready to take on the world.’ Books in the series fill two full shelves in her school library ‘but at this point in the year, most are not in the library but in the hands of children,’ she says.Rocco Staino, “Barbara Park, ‘Junie B. Jones’ Author, Dies at 66”