This week I’m celebrating all the writers, illustrators, book creators, and other literary minded folks who’ve come to the bookstore and given me great advice, inspired me or just provided great conversations!
Here’s a page from my journal of some writing I’ve received from them:
And, I want to give a special shout out to Ripple Grove Press, a Portland-based children’s book publishing company. It’s great to see them at literary events around town and exciting to see them grow!
Here are reviews of books they’ve published so far. Do check them out!
An old-fashioned tale told in verse about some rather fancy bats. A cute simple story of Victorian-era style and manners paired with highly detailed illustrations.
A restaurant is about to open. Everything is perfect until the crew realizes there are no tables! With a request here and there, they get all kinds of tables from all kinds of people- until they are overwhelmed with tables. Readers will be delighted by this story and enjoy the silliness in the illustrations.
Great colorful illustrations can be found in this surprising story about kindness. An old man who’s surrounded by things that go squeak is offered an incredibly comfortable bed by a passing peddler.
A girl befriends the moon and worries when one night her nocturnal pal doesn’t show up. Playful illustrations accompany this sweet story perfect for cuddling storytimes. I love the depiction of the phases of the moon at the back endpaper.
My Audio/Video Pick of the Week is a recap of Wordstock, Portland’s literary festival that relaunched earlier this month.
What are you celebrating this week?