It’s a magical title that reunites the amazing author-illustrator team behind one of my all-time favorite picture books, The Alley Cat’s Meow (Harcourt, 2002).
Kathi did a presentation and reading, followed by a question-and-answer session. The event was well attended, and NCSA Crown Award Chair Sandra Morrow mentioned that Kathi’s Miss Lady Bird: How A First Lady Changed America, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein (HarperCollins, 2005) had been named to the forthcoming Crown Award List. Luminaries in the audience included Anne Bustard, author of Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus (Simon & Schuster, 2005).
Other new and recommended holiday books include: When Cows Come Home for Christmas by Dori Chaconas, illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Albert Whitman, 2005); Christmas Mousling, also by Dori, illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung (Viking, 2005); and Hanukkah, Schmanukkah by Esme Raji Codell, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Hyperion, 2005). See also CBC Showcase: Holidays and the Winter Season for more suggestions.
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Cynsational News & Links
Love of KU Basketball inspires ‘Airball’ Book by Terry Rombeck from the Lawrence Journal-World. Feature story on Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader (Roaring Brook, 2005). Read a recent related author interview on cynsations.
L.D. Harkrader will present a reading from the book, followed by a discussion and book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18, 2005 at Oread Books, level 2 in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. A second appearance at Oread Books is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 22.