For its 25th anniversary celebration, Chronicle Books enlisted the help of their illustrators to create a commemorative poster, which spells out the publisher’s motto: “See things differently.” In collaborative fashion and in keeping with the spirit of the message, each letter in the word “differently” was designed and rendered by a different illustrator. Fresh off the press, a stack of posters then traveled on a world tour to allow each of the illustrators to sign them. Here, Chronicle Books president Jack Jensen and children’s publishing director Ginee Seo welcome a signed poster back home.
Just ‘Wing’ It
John Corey Whaley (Where Things Come Back, S&S/Atheneum) and Andrew Smith (Winger, Simon & Schuster) were the guest authors at an event at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop in La Verne, Calif. Whaley (l.) and Smith (r.) greeted fans, talked about their writing, and afterward, shared in some late summer BBQ.
Rocky Mountain Rendezvous
The inaugural Boulder Children’s Book Festival: Books for Tots to Teens took place at the Crossroad Commons Barnes & Noble on August 17. Picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors from the Colorado region came together to share their books and to facilitate storytelling and arts-and-crafts activities. Here, Colorado native Lindsay Eland (r.), who read from her novel A Summer of Sundays (Egmont), shares a laugh with debut author Kim Tomsic, whose picture book, The Elephants Came (Chronicle) will be released in 2015. Other authors in attendance included Claudia Mills and Ingrid Law.