Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

#5 in the HMH Book of the Day series:I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow9780152024888, $16Despite not knowing the tune to the song "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," the new lyrics stand on their own as very funny, lively, interactive text, whether you're literally painting or just reading and … Continue reading Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: Sisters by David McPhail

#4 in the HMH Book of the Day series:Sistersby David McPhail9780152046590, $9.99Originally published in 1984, this delightful little book (apparently I have a preference for books with a small trim size) is perfect for the care package I'm sending to my sister at college. Published with a new jacket image and color illustrations for the … Continue reading Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: Sisters by David McPhail

What I Learned From My Summer Internship, Part 3

Good news on the summer internship front: It has now been extended into a fall internship. Hooray!Beginning today, for the next 10 weeks (or until I find a full-time position), I will remain the Children's Editorial Intern, now working directly with Kate O'Sullivan, Senior Editor at Houghton Mifflin, as well as with other HMH children's … Continue reading What I Learned From My Summer Internship, Part 3

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews

Third in the HMH Book of the Day series is...Out of the Eggby Tina Matthews 9780618737413, $12.95A retelling of the Little Red Hen, Tina Matthews updates not only the illustrations, but the ending as well. The illustrations depict a mix of country and city elements complete with farm, apartment buildings, cars, computers, and telephone wires, … Continue reading Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews

What I Learned From My Summer Internship, Part 2

Today I want to share two issues I learned about this summer that had not previously occurred to me as problems editors encounter.The first issue involves an author an editor has worked with before. Say Editor A has published Book B by Author C. Author C's agent then continues to submit Author C's work to … Continue reading What I Learned From My Summer Internship, Part 2

What I Learned From My Summer Internship, Part 1

I can hardly believe that one week from Friday, my internship with Houghton Mifflin will be over. Ten weeks wasn't nearly enough time to fully absorb everything, yet I also learned so much from the wonderful editors I've worked with this summer.Margaret Raymo, Kate O'Sullivan, and Erica Zappy were the Editors "on location" in the … Continue reading What I Learned From My Summer Internship, Part 1

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub & Heckedy Peg by Audrey & Don Wood

Today will actually be a mini-ode to the author/illustrator genius of husband-and-wife team Audrey and Don Wood who publish a lot of work with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.King Bidgood's in the BathtubHardcover: 9780152427306, $17Paperback: 9780152054359, $7.99A Caldecott Honor-winner, this book is a true delight to both read and look through, as there is so much happening … Continue reading Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub & Heckedy Peg by Audrey & Don Wood

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: Guyku by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Introducing the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day series!This series is pretty self-indulgent for me, as it combines my intern life at HMH and one of my favorite blogging exercises - a picturebook series.First up in the series is a book coming out this fall:Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boysby Bob Raczka, illustrated … Continue reading Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book of the Day: Guyku by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Gift of Reading Club Selections: April 2010

Ever have one of those "duh" moments when you wonder why it took you so long to think of that simple, yet brilliant, idea?Each month at the Odyssey Bookshop, I hand-select books for children signed up for our Gift of Reading Program. Usually a family member or close family friend signs up the child (age … Continue reading Gift of Reading Club Selections: April 2010

Ode to Stephen Gammell

Author and illustrator Stephen Gammell's work is known in two very different veins: sassy, whimsical picturebook illustrator and nightmare-inducing, horror illustrator.My first introduction to his work was through his Caldecott Award winning book Song and Dance Man (9780679819950, Random House, $6.99). I loved having my parents read the story to me, but it was for … Continue reading Ode to Stephen Gammell