Andria Rosenbaum‘s picture book TRAINS DON’T SLEEP is on shelves today.
Here is one last stack of debuts from the group at On The Scene in 2016. Congratulations to all of our 2016 debut authors, illustrators and author-illustrators, and here is to much future success for all. Cheers!
Congratulations to picture book debut author Andrea Loney! BUNNY BEAR is on shelves everywhere, today.
Congratulations to Jodi McKay, picture book debut author of WHERE ARE THE WORDS?, on shelves everywhere today.
Congratulations to Meg Fleming, whose 2016 debut picture book I HEART YOU is in stores today!
Congratulations to Betsy Devany on her 2016 picture book debut LUCY’S LOVEY, on sale today!
Congratulations to Sue Lowell Gallion on her picture book debut, PUG MEETS PIG, meeting shelves everywhere today!
Ruth Spiro in three scenes:
- She is the 2016 picture book debut author of the BABY LOVES SCIENCE series, illustrated by Irene Chan and published by Charlesbridge. BABY LOVES AEROSPACE ENGINEERING! explores the basics of flight – from birds to planes to rockets – and ties it all to a baby’s world. BABY LOVES QUARKS! uses one of baby’s favorite toys as a metaphor for the basics of particle physics and chemistry – quarks, protons, neutrons, atoms and molecules.
- The BABY LOVES SCIENCE themes: STEM, science, chemistry, engineering, early childhood, birds, flight, airplanes, rockets, babies, board books
- Ruth Spiro was a curious kid who always wondered how things worked. She now lives in suburban Chicago and still likes to ask lots of questions.
Find Ruth at www.ruthspiro.com, on Twitter @ruthspiro
Find illustrator Irene Chan at http://www.eneri.net
Both books will be available October 4, 2016, wherever books are sold
Congratulations to Kate Dopirak whose first picture book, YOU’RE MY BOO, debuts today!
Betsy Devany in three scenes:
- Betsy is the 2016 picture book debut author of Lucy’s Lovey, illustrated by award-winning New York Times-bestselling illustrator Christopher Denise and published by Henry Holt (Christy Ottaviano Books). Spunky Lucy has seventeen baby dolls, all uniquely named. But from the get-go, the peppermint scented cloth doll, aptly named Smelly Baby, becomes Lucy’s lovey and does everything with Lucy, in the process becoming quite, well, smelly. When the doll is lost following an incident involving Stasher, a pug obsessed with swiping stuffies, Lucy remains loyal to what remains of her lovey. But then Smelly Baby returns home . . . different.
- Lucy’s Lovey has themes of friendship, family, creative play, independence, resilience, and loyalty.
- Betsy Devany grew up in in Teaneck, NJ and comes from a creative family. She lives near Mystic, CT with her rescue dog, Buddy; rescue cat, Terrapin; and her life-sized lovey, Norman the gorilla. When not writing or doing creative play with her grandkids, she works at an old-fashioned toy store where she meets hundreds of rag-tag loveys, and occasionally offers on-the-spot therapy for parents who accidentally left their child’s lovey on the roof of the family car, strapped their sleeping child in their car seat and then drove away. Betsy also rescues lost loveys, almost always successfully reuniting them with their kids.
You can find Betsy at betsydevany.com, @BetsyDevany, Facebook , Macmillan author page and Instagram
LUCY’S LOVEY will be available September 27, 2016, wherever books are sold.
For anyone who’d like to share a childhood lovey story, please contact Betsy via her website. You can also post lovey pics with the hashtag #WhosYourLovey.