Art Westport!

I’ll be at Art Westport in KC this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come on out and see all the great art KC area has to offer! Added bonus… it will be 72 degrees!!

Books, prints, coloring books, greeting cards, new totes, and new tea towels!


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Toy Store!

Hey there, I’ll be reading, signing, and doing a lil art project tomorrow at the Topeka (11-1) and Lawrence (3-5) Toy Store!

Here is an example of the project. The aim is to have kids make a picture reminiscent to the page in Sun and Moon of fireworks. I’ll have coloring sheets too for little kids.

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Summertime Readings

Hey there! I’ll be reading Sun and Moon at storytime at the Lawrence Public Library Tuesday July 7th, and 10th. Also later this month, I’ll be at the Toy Store in both Topeka and Lawrence. Hope you can make it!

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Sun and Moon!

Raven-ReadingLooking forward to reading and signing copies of Sun and Moon next Thursday. I’ll be talking about the process of making the book and working on the illustrations. Hope to see folks there!

Publishers Weekly Review of Sun and Moon

“In a fablelike story about greener grasses and discovering wonder in one’s own circumstances, the moon wishes to take the place of the sun for a day: “Moon imagined Sun saw beautiful sights like flowers blooming, children playing, and tigers sunbathing.” While Sun agrees to switch places, there are two conditions—that Moon agrees to take on Sun’s role forever and that he must first closely observe what unfolds on the Earth during the night. Yankey’s (Bluebird) poetic descriptions provide ample opportunity for her inky, enigmatic artwork to flourish. After dark, Moon observes gold-inlaid elephants forming a towering canopy for a nighttime carnival, lean foxes awakening in a den of wildflowers, and exploding fireworks that resemble stained glass. He also witnesses the whimsical dreams of children, boys and girls borne aloft in sailboats, a goose, and hot-air balloons. Ornamental detailing, collage elements, and delicately penciled figures that call to mind 19th-century children’s book illustrations (a gangly lamplighter could be kin to the Mad Hatter) combine to create a lyrical reverie. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)”

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This coming Saturday, the 2nd, I’ll be in Wichita to read from Sun and Moon to help celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Here is a rundown of the day, hope to see you there!

10:30 AM – Lindsey Yankey will present a special story time, reading her new book Sun & Moon.

1:00 PM – Louise Galveston will be here for a reading and signing of In Todd We Trust.

5:00 PM – Laura McBride will visit for a reading and signing of We Are Called to Rise.

Reading Reptile

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This past Saturday was the Reading Reptile’s DNA Children’s LitFest in KC. It was amazing! They had great line up of authors and illustrators: Jon Agee, Anne Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Christian Robinson, Clare Vanderpool & Brian Folca. On top of that we got a preview of Reading Reptile’s newest adventure The Rabbit Hole, a Center for the Children’s Book. My little heart was pounding with excitement, have a look the dream they are building. Shot 2015-04-13 at 8.34.11 AM