AlphaOops: IN A MUSEUM

From TimeOut Chicago Kids: It’s no secret that children’s books contain some of the world’s finest art. The illustrations and paintings might not hang next to Seurat, Degas or O’Keefe, but this summer they’re darn close, thanks to a nifty new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago: “Told and Retold.” Located in the Art Institute of Chicago’s always-free…

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Happy Baby Oops Day!

Today is the official release day of the supercute mini edition of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, affectionately referred around the house as “Baby Oops.” HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY OOPS! If you aren’t familiar with AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, artist Bob Kolar posted a few of the gorgeous gigantic spreads from the book you can go check out. There’s…

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Two Days!

Two more days until Halloween! Which means that — barring a Caldecott Award or something equally as awesome — only two more days for me to bombard the world with all the awesomeness that’s been showered upon AlphaOops: H is for Halloween. It’s no lie — I really have enjoyed visiting all these review sites that pop up and…

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Spilling Some Ink

After their Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within giveaway, I was asked to do a lovely guest interview over at The Qwillery. I was given some great questions, and I had a chance to open up and answer them from the bottom of my heart. I was so far down in the bottom of my heart,…

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I WIsh It Could Be Halloween Forever

Don’t worry, after this weekend you won’t have to hear much more about AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, because it won’t be Halloween anymore. After this weekend you might not be hearing much from me at all — I have a project all set for NaNoWriMo. You guys are participating too, right? But it’s not Sunday yet, and until…

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And the Winners Are…

I got all fired up this morning over the Today Show and the whole bullying thing — that essay took me a good chunk of the morning and drained me so much that I needed a nap after lunch. (Well, that and the 4-plus miles I ran at the gym while being all fired up.) And so I apologize…

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Kudos from Anthea

Another gem of a website brought to my attention by Google: AlphaOops: H is for Halloween has been mentioned on Anthea Bailie’s “Fishing for Anthea” site. Her blog is a list of children’s books that she has enjoyed (or not) and recommends to readers. The books are tagged for age level and other characteristics that make the site a…

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I am a RIOT.

Thanks to Scripps news for a great review on their Halloween-themed Children’s Corner: — Those crazy alphabet letters are at it again. A few years after their first adventure, detailed in “AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First,” the letters are now trying to put on a Halloween show in their latest volume, “AlphaOops: H is for Halloween” (both books…

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