Kid Lit Odds and Ends

Here are a few odds and ends from the Kid Lit world this week:

  • First and foremost, we were sorry to hear that Ann Jonas, author and illustrator, passed away this week. Her picture book Round Trip is a favorite of ours because of its ingenious use of positive and negative space. Once you read the book, you turn it upside down and then continue reading it from back to front. It’s simply delightful and, like her other books, will continue to stretch children’s imaginations for generations to come.
  • Chip Kidd, the designer behind tons of book covers, including Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, has written a guide to graphic design for kids (ages 10 and up). It’s a great read for a budding artist or designer. To get a sense of what GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design is all about, watch the trailer.
  • Next Tuesday marks the release date of a new book by William Joyce, who brought us The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore in both film and book form (among other great stories). The new book is titled The Mischievians. You can get a peek at it here, and pick up your own copy next week.

Do you know of anything cool that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Have a great weekend everybody!