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"'What is the point of a storybook?' is actually a really difficult question to answer because, at the end of the day, stories are largely frivolous: They don't fill an empty belly or suture a wound or shelter the lost. And yet every reader knows that something almost mystical transpires when the right reader finds the right story. I was trying to articulate the meaning of that transaction. Ultimately, I found the easiest way to answer the question was to invert it and ask 'What happens if we lose our storybooks?' And that question became the foundation of the entire novel." Jules here. Novelist Jonathan Auxier and I talk over at Kirkus about his new book, SOPHIE QUIRE AND THE LAST STORYGUARD, as well as Narnia, censorship and cultural indifference, world-building, and more.
7 Imp. blogger Julie Danielson talks with middle-grade novelist Jonathan Auxier about his latest novel, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard.
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Jeanne Birdsall and Harry Bliss' MY FAVORITE PETS: BY GUS W. FOR MS. SMOLINSKI'S CLASS -- http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=4105.
“A boy sheep is a ram. He has horns. The horns do not come off.” (Click to enlarge spread). I've got a review here over at BookPage of Jeanne Birdsall's My Favorite Pets: By Gus W. for Ms. Smolinksi's Class, released by Knopf this month. Here at 7-Imp today, I'm featuring some of the books ...
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Jeff Newman visits 7-Imp today to share some preliminary images (and final art) from Dan Richards' CAN ONE BALLOON MAKE AN ELEPHANT FLY? -- http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=4104
This morning over at Kirkus, I've got story time on the mind. That link is here. * * *. Last week, I wrote here about Dan Richards' Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly?, illustrated by Jeff Newman (coming to shelves in August from Simon & Schuster). Today, I have a few spreads from the book, ...
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I've got a zippy-quick 7-Imp post with two spreads you can see up close and personal from Jeannie Baker's CIRCLE. Such beautiful, intricate collage work. -- http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=4103
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My review of Antoinette Portis's new book at BookPage (http://bit.ly/29wMujD), and last year when she visited 7-Imp she shared some spreads (http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=3822) for those who want to see some art.
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At 7-Imp today, art from Salina Yoon, Toni Yuly, and Greg Pizzoli. Greg also shares some early character sketches and such from two new illustrated books: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=4099.
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"I was lucky enough to have Raymond Briggs as one of my tutors at Art College. I think he has inspired me more than anyone. As a tutor, he was always very positive and encouraging. Initially, I had a very small and clichéd idea of what a children’s picture book should be. Raymond’s work made me realize the potential of a picture book — that its boundaries and possibilities are wide and exciting and, mostly, that I’m only limited by my imagination.” Over at Kirkus today, I talk to Australian author-illustrator Jeannie Baker about her newest book, CIRCLE.
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"Small worries hold less interest for me now (not that I don’t fall into them; today I’m sad, because the European soccer season ended, and my right knee hurts). But when I catch myself acting this way, I don’t like it. At my best—at all our bests, I think — we are expansive. Reaching for bigger things." That's author-illustrator Elisha Cooper. Back in May, he and I started a conversation about FALLING, his new memoir: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=4106.
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What are some of 2016's great story-time picture books? That's what's on my mind at Kirkus today.
7 Imp. blogger Julie Danielson rounds up the best story-time books of the year (so far).
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Illustrator Isabel Roxas, originally from the Philippines but now in the U.S., visits 7-Imp to talk about creating the illustrations for Minh Lê’s debut picture book, LET ME FINISH! Pictured here are early characters sketches. More here: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=4101.
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Congratulations to Tennessee's Chapter 16 on the lovely new website. Happy to be a part of this post from Jennifer Puryear in which Chapter 16 contributors/writers share reading recommendations. There's a link to the new site here too.
Today's Bacon Blast features 40 new reading recommendations and celebrates the launch of Chapter 16's new website
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Dan Richards and Jeff Newman explore what it looks like to a child when a parent stares into a cell phone, but mostly they tell an entertaining story. With floating elephants.
7 Imp. blogger Julie Danielson spotlights Dan Richards' new picture book, 'Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly?'.
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  • Maryville College
    Sign Language Interpreting, 1990 - 1994
  • University of Tennessee
    Information Sciences/Children's lit & librarianship, 2000 - 2002
  • Page High School
    1986 - 1990
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