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IlluStory: Write and illustrate your own book!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006


For the budding author-illustrator, IlluStory is a multi-award winning kit that lets you write and illustrate your very own professionally typeset, 12 page, hardbound book. This kit includes markers and special book pages for creating an original story that is mailed to the publisher in the postpaid envelope provided – and a beautifully bound and typeset is returned to you.

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Chronicle Books offers 40% off through December 10

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Books to check out for kids

Our friends at Chronicle Books wrote in to let us know that they’re offering 40% off of all titles through December 10th. If you’ve had your eye on any of the lovely books that Chronicle offers, now is the time to buy! A couple of good seasonal picks might be 52 Christmas Activities, I Made It Myself! Christmas: 38 Festive Crafts and Recipes, and our all-time favorite, Olive, the other Reindeer.

Game Night

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Game Night

New from Chronicle Books is “Game Night” by Scott McNeely, a 56-page illustrated paperback book which is accompanied by a deck of playing cards, a score pad, winner’s log, color sticker sheet, six dice and dice shaker. Turn off that TV, pop some corn, take the phone off the hook and round up the family for a night of frenzied gaming.

Size: 9-1/4 x 6-3/4 x 2 in; 56 pp.

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006


I have been waiting eagerly for “Moomin Book One”, which has just been released by Canadian comic book publisher Drawn & Quaterly. Ever since I was a child I have completely adored all the publications I could get my hands on by Tove Jansson, the creator of the Moomins, and this will be no exception. First published in the London Evening News in 1954, her comic strip version of the Moomins was syndicated around the world to readers in 40 countries and continued until 1960. Now Drawn & Quaterly has published Book One, the first in a plan to reprint the entire strip.


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Steve Mack’s ABC: An Illustrated Alphabet Compendium A through Z

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Steve Mack's ABC

Steve Mack started publishing his ABC images to his blog over 26 weeks. Each letter has been a lovely surprise with a bright, bold and quirky illustration. He has just released the entire series as a book and it’s available through Amazon.

Paperback; 30 pages

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Doodles – A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book

Sunday, October 29th, 2006


AJ has been dipping into this enormous 400 page book recently with much vim and vigour. Children’s book illustrator Taro Gomi’s lovely loose illustrations are accompanied by short promts which encourage kids to not only colour but to draw, create and imagine.

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