Interview with Rebecca Sherman

Monday, November 24, 2008.

It’s probably safe to say that most people, even when holding one in their hand, don’t consider all of the work and the people involved in creating a children’s picture book. Behind the names of the authors illustrators, within and beyond the names of the publishing houses are the often overlooked people we call agents.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, we turn the spotlight on Rebecca Sherman, an agent with Writers House LLC, who tells us a bit about her job as an agent and shares stories about some of her clients.

Authors/illustrators mentioned in this program:

Robert’s Snow Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure: Final Auction Begins!

Sunday, December 2, 2007.

 

Scott Magoon's 2007 SnowflakeAuction 3 will begin accepting bids on Monday, November 26th, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. with a starting bid of $50 for each snowflake. All bids must be placed before the close of Auction 2 on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:00 pm.Remember that 100% of the proceeds from this online auction will benefit sarcoma research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and that all but $25 of the winning bid is tax deductible.

 

 

Read about all the illustrators who contributed to this auction at the sites linked below. (The order presented is the same as on the auction page.)

Happy Bidding!!

A big Thanks! to Tricia Stohr-Hunt for making this list of links available, and to Jules and Eisha for organizing the Bloggers’ Brigade to promote the Robert’s Snow Online Auction for Cancer’s Cure.

We’ve Hit The Big Time!

Monday, November 12, 2007.

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Children's Book Blog ExtraordinaireWhat do Jack Gantos, Grace Lin, Adam Rex, John Scieszka, Jarrett Krosoczka and Mo Willems have in common with me, Andrea Ross?

Absolutely nothing — except that, as of today, we’re among the 56 and counting children’s book authors, illustrators and enthusiasts who have been guests of Jules and Eisha, the brainy, eloquent and always entertaining hosts of the revered Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast children’s book blog.

Pop over to 7imp today for the scoop on JOMB — and learn much more than you ever wanted to know about one half of the duo behind it.

Robert’s Snow Online Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure: Interview with Scott Magoon

Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

Loch Kindness, a snowflake painted by Scott MagoonOn this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with illustrator and Houghton Mifflin Art Director, Scott Magoon about children’s books as a gateway drug, what an Art Director looks for in children’s book illustrations and his 2007 snowflake, Loch Kindness (The monster in this loch gets a “taste” of the holiday spirit).

Scott’s heart-warming snowflake is up for bids December 3-7, 2007.

Books mentioned:

Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure is an online auction of wooden snowflakes painted by participating children’s book illustrators. This annual event, which was started in 2004 by author Grace Lin and her husband Robert Mercer, has raised over $200,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Just One More Book! is one of many online children’s literature resources participating in the promotion of this year’s Robert’s Snow auction. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing interviews with participating illustrators and we’re hoping that you’ll find yourself bidding on the incredible art that’s available to you during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

You can read more about Robert’s Snow: Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure here.

Robert’s Snow Online Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure: Interview with Laura Huliska-Beith

Monday, November 5, 2007.

Three French Hens by Laura Huliska-BeithOn this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith about the inspiring over-the-top optimism of the 1950s, how a pair of roller blades and an obedience school drop-out influenced her children’s book illustration career and her 2007 snowflake, Three French Hens.

Laura’s feisty, festive snowflake is up for bids December 3-7, 2007.

Books mentioned:

Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure is an online auction of wooden snowflakes painted by participating children’s book illustrators. This annual event, which was started in 2004 by author Grace Lin and her husband Robert Mercer, has raised over $200,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Just One More Book! is one of many online children’s literature resources participating in the promotion of this year’s Robert’s Snow auction. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing interviews with participating illustrators and we’re hoping that you’ll find yourself bidding on the incredible art that’s available to you during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

You can read more about Robert’s Snow: Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure here.

Robert’s Snow Online Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure: Interview with Diane Greenseid

Monday, October 29, 2007.

Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall, and a Great Winter, Too!! by Diane GreenseidOn this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with illustrator Diane Greenseid about singing colours, the process of developing a book and the creation of her snowflake, Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall, and a Great Winter, Too!

Diane’s spunky snowflake is up for bids November 26-30, 2007,

Books mentioned:

Check out Diane Greenseid’s blog here.
Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure is an online auction of wooden snowflakes painted by participating children’s book illustrators. This annual event, which was started in 2004 by author Grace Lin and her husband Robert Mercer, has raised over $200,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Just One More Book! is one of many online children’s literature resources participating in the promotion of this year’s Robert’s Snow auction. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing interviews with participating illustrators and we’re hoping that you’ll find yourself bidding on the incredible art that’s available to you during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

You can read more about Robert’s Snow: Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure here.

The Might of Metaphor: The Red Thread (An Adoption Fairy Tale)

Saturday, October 20, 2007.

The Red ThreadAuthor: Grace Lin
Illustrator: Grace Lin
Published: 2007 Albert Whitman & Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0807569224

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Dramatic, stylized folk art, carefully worded text and a cleverly crafted story-within-a-story format combine to create an engaging story time snapshot that vividly illustrates the unwavering strength of parental devotion — and the quiet power of children’s books.

You can find more information about adoption at Moonrattles, an online community for tweens touched by adoption and fostering.

Robert’s Snow Snowflake Bloggers for Cancer’s Cure: Week 1

Sunday, October 14, 2007.

Robert's Snow Online Auction for Cancer's CureYou will soon have a chance to purchase the artwork of a favourite children’s book illustrator while helping to fight cancer — by participating in a unique fundraiser for cancer research: Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure. Since 2004, this online auction has raised over $200,000 for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and, with your help, the holiday tradition will thrive in 2007.

In order to raise awareness of and participation in this fabulous fundraiser, we in the kidlitosphere community will be highlighting ~160 of the 200 or so individual illustrators who have created snowflakes for the upcoming ’07 auctions’ and giving you a peek at the unique snowflakes they have made.

Here is the first week of illustrator showcases and sneak peeks at their snowflakes:

Monday, October 15

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