Amazing news for Muddy illustrator Evan Turk! Another well-deserved award! And it's a big one! Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, said, “It is a joy each year to recognize and encourage new...read more
Muddy Makes the Chicago Public Library’s 2017 Best Books for Younger Readers List and Wins a “Mock Caldecott” Honor!
What a great list chosen by great librarians (if I do say so myself!). You can see the "Best Informational Books for Younger Readers" list here. Muddy also earned one of CPL's "Mock Caldecott" honors this year, which you can read more about here. What wonderful honors...read more
A true honor to be on the "Best of 2017" list of this respected and esteemed organization. Click here to see the whole list.read more
If you don't read this site, you need to! Always full of insightful and thoughtful commentary on philosophy, science, and everything in between. And, she likes Muddy! Click here to check out Maria Popova's post: The Heartening Illustrated Story of How Blues Pioneer...read more
Stillborn babies, picture books, and Tatum O'Neal!? How do they all fit together!? Follow the link to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! to find out! What an awesome interview this was! I talk with the wonderful hosts of Haunted Nights LIVE!, Alistair Cross and...read more
Um. We're on a list with Salman Rushdie. Yowza! Click here to see the NPR announcement and list.read more
A Parent's Choice Award Gold Medal for Muddy! What a great list of books to be on! See their full list here.read more
Amazing! Muddy is one of ten books selected as this years Best Illustrated Children's Books by the New York Times and the New York Public Library. Check out the article...read more
Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award GOLD MEDAL for Muddy from the California Reading Association!
What an amazing honor! Here's proof....read more
A great feature-length review by Julie Danielson at Kirkus. Here's a great line from it: It’s the celebration of a singular musician, as well as the notion of overcoming adversity. Triumphant, dynamic, vibrant: This one is a feast for the eyes – and not to be missed....read more