This charming little book by the inimitable Bob Boyle (supersillyhappy) is on sale TODAY! It is my very very favorite thing I ever worked on at harpercollinschildrens. You should buy it for anyone you might know in the 4-8 set, or anyone who likes cute things, compromise, friendship, and/or robots (that should cover everyone you know, really). Check it.

This charming little book by the inimitable Bob Boyle (supersillyhappy) is on sale TODAY! It is my very very favorite thing I ever worked on at harpercollinschildrens. You should buy it for anyone you might know in the 4-8 set, or anyone who likes cute things, compromise, friendship, and/or robots (that should cover everyone you know, really). Check it.

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lizclimo:

Maybe you’ve seen these guys before, but allow me to formally introduce you:
This is Rory and his dad. They are going to be in their very own picture book based on these comics! 
Coming from Little, Brown in Spring 2015

I pitched Liz Climo to my bosses back when I was in editorial, and while they didn’t have a good opportunity for her then, I’m so glad that LB scooped her up! These comics are the cutest.

lizclimo:

Maybe you’ve seen these guys before, but allow me to formally introduce you:

This is Rory and his dad. They are going to be in their very own picture book based on these comics! 

Coming from Little, Brown in Spring 2015

I pitched Liz Climo to my bosses back when I was in editorial, and while they didn’t have a good opportunity for her then, I’m so glad that LB scooped her up! These comics are the cutest.

missrumphiusproject
undercovershelf:

The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess
http://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/independent-princess
A truly amazing guide to 80 books that feature princesses who aren’t afraid to think for themselves and do things other than waiting for Prince Charming!

Oh! So much love for this. Paper Bag Princess was one of my formative childhood stories.

undercovershelf:

The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess

http://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/independent-princess

A truly amazing guide to 80 books that feature princesses who aren’t afraid to think for themselves and do things other than waiting for Prince Charming!

Oh! So much love for this. Paper Bag Princess was one of my formative childhood stories.

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dallasclayton:

Awesome Book of Love is in stores now! Regardless of how well my children’s catalogue stands the literary test of time I’m definitely going to have the best collection of ridiculous author photos that make no sense in kids books!

You should buy this book! If for no other reason than to look at Dallas’s ridiculous awesome author photo.

dallasclayton:

Awesome Book of Love is in stores now! Regardless of how well my children’s catalogue stands the literary test of time I’m definitely going to have the best collection of ridiculous author photos that make no sense in kids books!

You should buy this book! If for no other reason than to look at Dallas’s ridiculous awesome author photo.

thegoddessofthorns

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
- The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

Realest piece of kid lit of all time.

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

Realest piece of kid lit of all time.

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thewordunheard:

carlovely:

my adorable younger sister in her paper bag princess costume.
are you dressing up today? photo reply with your costume!

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
I’ve been doing a children’s book theme thing for the past several years. THIS HAS TO GO ON THE LIST.

This is happening next year. I call dibs.

thewordunheard:

carlovely:

my adorable younger sister in her paper bag princess costume.

are you dressing up today? photo reply with your costume!

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD

I’ve been doing a children’s book theme thing for the past several years. THIS HAS TO GO ON THE LIST.

This is happening next year. I call dibs.