Will be on CBC Radio Noon here in Montreal tomorrow (Thursday, April 9th) to chat about childrens' books. We're on at 1 pm local time and you can listen to the program live by clicking through from the link above. If you're in the area you can even call in with your own childrens' book suggestions. (UPDATE: the show is archived on the site for one week).
Here's my list of things I plan to talk about ... not that there's ever enough time to cover everything.
Picture Book Picks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar- 40th Anniversary Pop-Up Edition by Eric Carle (Penguin)
The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket with illustrations by Carson Ellis (HarperCollins)
Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal with ilustrations by Jen Corace
Willoughby and the Lion by Greg Foley
Penguin and the Cupcake by Ashley Spiers
(Simply Red Books)
(also known as the wish list as these are the books
stacked up on my bedside table)
The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye by Joseph Delaney
Half World by Hiromi Goto
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Cirrus Flux by Matthew Skelton
A Graphic Novel
(which is supposed to arrive next week - can't wait!)
Jellaby Vol 2: Jellaby in the City by Kean Soo
One That Isn't a Book at All
(but is so darned beautiful that if you see it you will want it)
ABC by Julie Morstad
(Simply Read Books)
If I was a nice person I would put up links for all those titles. But what I am is a very tired person -
will try to add some more info on all these great books sometime tomorrow.