Friday, August 9, 2013

Trucks, Redux

On almost every trip to the airport that I’ve made for the past eight or nine years, Ive found myself, at one point or another, gazing across the tarmac and thinking longingly of the book Five Trucks, out of print and largely unavailable now for, well, eight or nine years. (Such a moment is sketched out here, and more about Five Trucks is here.) It’s happy news for me, then, that Five Trucks will be coming back into print at Atheneum/Simon & Schuster next year, where it will join the other vehicle books I’ve made over the past few years, The Racecar Alphabet, Lightship, Moonshot, and now Locomotive. Land, sea, air, space, together at last! Here’s a detail from a new cover painting now underway. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A star for Locomotive from the Horn Book Magazine

It’s great to see Locomotive on a list of titles (here) which will be receiving starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book MagazineI’m happy to say that this is the book’s fifth starred review. Thank you to the Horn Book!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Poppy on a list

It’s great to see Poppy, by Avi, in good company on a list of “100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14,” from NPR’s Backseat Book Club. The full list is here. Thanks to the Backseat Book Club!