Here’s a sneak peek at the front cover art for Heartlander Alastair Heim’s upcoming picture book NO TOOTING AT TEA! Book illustrations by Sara Not.
The picture book I, FLY, written by Heartlander Bridget Heos, is having a great year! This weekend, FLY won a CYBILS award, decided by children’s book bloggers; last month, it was named a Texas 2×2 book; a Korean version is being published; and this spring (2016), it will be part of Scholastic Book Fairs and Clubs. People are finally starting to love flies! Here are some of the alternate covers that illustrator Jennifer Plecas created:
Jennifer Greene at Clarion has acquired Alastair Heim‘s picture book, No Tooting at Tea, to be illustrated by Sara Not, in which a perfectly proper tea party goes wrong when someone keeps breaking the no tooting rule. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown represented the author and Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates represented the illustrator in the deal for world rights.
Congratulations to Heartlander Alastair Heim! Alastair’s picture book LOVE YOU, TOO, to be illustrated by Alisa Coburn, is a read-together book in which a dad and child move through their day, finishing each other’s sentences, to Sonali Fry at Little Bee Books, by Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author (world).
Congratulations to HWKT’s Bridget Heos!
Announced this week!
For Disney-Hyperion, Stephanie Lurie acquired world rights to QUEEN DOG, a picture book by Bridget Brewster Heos. Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. represented Heos (Mustache Baby). The book, set for winter 2017, is about a pampered canine who must deal with a new baby in his family. Alejandro O’Kif, who was represented by Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates, is illustrating.
Kate Barsotti writes and illustrates middle grade fiction and books aimed at the younger set, such as board books and picture books. You can find out more at www.katebarsotti.com.
Jenny Whitehead is the author/illustrator of Lunch Box Mail (2001—a collection of poems from a child’s point of view), Holiday Stew (2007—poems based on holidays and seasons) and illustrator of Punctuation Celebration (2009—poems about punctuation marks written by Elsa Knight Bruno). She enjoys writing poetry, stories, and young adult fiction. Her artwork style involves painting and collage, layering cut paper and tissue paper. Her website is www.jennywhitehead.com.
Laura Huliska-Beith grew up in Omaha Nebraska, the oldest of five children. Her siblings and husband were the inspiration behind her first picture book, The Book of Bad Ideas (although she takes full credit for Bad Idea #143). Her parents, both avid readers (her mother, a teacher) were generous providers of paper, crayons, encouragement, support, and every craft media the 1970s offered.
After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute, Laura went on to work as an artist at Hallmark Cards Inc. for several years before finally pursuing her dream of illustrating children’s books. Her love of visual story-telling has led her to illustrate many books including Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson, The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill and most recently The Worst Best Friend, also by Alexis O’Neill.
She lives in Kansas City Missouri with her husband Jeff, and their three dogs.