This month an author headed to Los Angeles to get into the Oscars spirit; picture book collaborators took their work on an international book tour; an artist created her own bookish window display; and a meteorologist-turned-author made a school visit.
Ahead of Hollywood’s buzziest time of the year, Oscar weekend, Jeanne Walker Harvey went to the Los Angeles Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to discuss her biography Dressing Up the Stars, illustrated by Diana Toledano (S&S/Beach Lane), which highlights the career of iconic costume designer Edith Head, the winner of eight Academy Awards. On March 4, Harvey held a reading followed by a workshop in costume design.
All Around the World
Author Olena Kharchenko (l.) and Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine Michael Sampson (r.) took their picture book collaboration The Story of Ukraine: An Anthem of Glory and Freedom (Brown Books Kids) on an international book tour. On March 7, Sampson and Kharchenko made a presentation to four Center for Inquiry schools in Indianapolis.
A ‘Friendly’ Window Display
New York City children’s bookstore Books of Wonder invited author and illustrator Roozeboos (Anne Roos Kleiss) to create her own window display for her picture book When a Friend Needs a Friend (Scholastic Press). The display closed on March 12.
Rain or Shine
On March 6, Today Show co-host and meteorologist Dylan Dreyer visited students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Wyckoff, N.J., to discuss her picture book Misty the Cloud: Friends Through Rain or Shine (Random House). Ridgewood, N.J. bookstore Bookends arranged Dreyer’s visit, where she spoke to the students about her books, the weather, and more.