8.10.2015

BOOKS - May / June / July

It's been three months since the last book post. Whoops.

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Let's start off with the books that came out in May, June, and July that I hope to eventually read and someday add to my collection...
Lloyd Llama by Sarah Jones.
This is My Rock by David Lucas.
Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith / Beastly Babies by Jackson Ellen, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel / A B See by Elizabeth Doyle / Ariol: Where's Petula by Emmanuel Guibert, illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Take a Triangle by Britta Teckentrup.
Take a Line, Take a Square, and Take a Circle by Britta Teckentrup.
Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Lisa Brown.
Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram, illustrated by Chuck Groenink.
Animal Architects: Amazing Animals Who Build Their Homes by Julio Antonio Blasco, illustrated by Daniel Nassar / Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling, illustrated by Alina Chau / How Things Work: Facts and fun, questions and answers, things to make and do by OKIDO / Outfoxed by Claudia Boldt
Meet Barbara Hepworth by Laura Carlin.
Never Tickle a Tiger by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Marc Boutavant.
The Whopper by Rebecca Ashdown / Lion Practice by Emma Carlisle / William Heads to Hollywood by Helen Hancocks / Melissa's Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets by Charlotte Voake
Bike On, Bear! by Cynthea Liu, illustrated by Kristyna Litten / Pig and Pug by Lynne Berry, illustrated by Gemma Correll / Templeton Gets His Wish by Greg Pizzoli
A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor.
I'm a Ballerina! by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Joey Chou.
Secret Paris: Color Your Way to Calm by Zoe de Las Cases / Splendid Cities: Color Your Way to Calm by Rosie Goodwin and Alice Chadwick
Louise Trapeze Is Totally 100% Fearless by Micol Ostow, illustrated by Brigette Barrager / I Yam a Donkey! by Cece Bell / The Runaway's Gold by Emilie C. Burack / Teatime by Tiffany Stone, illustrated by Jori van der Linde
My Cousin Momo by Zachariah OHora.
Poppy Pickle by Emma Yarlett.
The Art of Inside Out.
Dinoblock by Christopher Franceschelli, illustrated by Peskimo.
What a Hoot by Frann Preston-Gannon.
Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell / Saint Mazie by Jamie Attenberg / Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry / Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion by Dominique Roques and Alexis Dormal / B. Bear and Lolly: Catch That Cookie! by A.A. Livingston, illustrated by Joey Chou / Owl Wants to Share at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock, illustrated by Ali Pye
This Is Sadie by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad.
Golemchik by Will Exley.
I (Don't) Like Snakes by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Luciano Lozano / Edmond, The Moonlit Party by Astrid Desbordes, illustrated by Marc Boutavant / Where's the Pair: A Spotting Book by Britta Teckentrup / hahaha, I made this not realizing the last book actually comes out NEXT JULY - but you can pre-order it now! It looks very good!
One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail.
Seacrow Island by Astrid Lindgren (cover by Monika Forsberg).

And.... the books that I read and enjoyed over the course of May + June + July.
The first two books in The Riverman Trilogy by Aaron Starmer (The Riverman and The Whisper) were so fucking good. I can't believe that I have to wait until March to read the last book in the series.
Spaces: Volume 3 by Frankie Magazine / Jim Henson: The Works - The Art, the Magic, the Imagination by Christopher Finch / Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter - Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators by Leonard S. Marcus / Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una LaMarche
Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson / Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Julie Morstad

These both come out later this month... just go ahead order them now: they're marvelous.
Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz, illustrated by John Hendrix / "When Did You See Her Last?" (All the Wrong Questions) by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Seth / A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay / Like No Other by Una LaMarche
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner, illustrated by John Parra / Dream Dog by Lou Berger, illustrated by David J. Catrow

These both made me cry a bit.
Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson, illustrated by Jon Klassen / Home by Carson Ellis
The Doubtful Guest by Edward Gorey / The Magical Life of Mr. Renny by Leo Timmers / Pool by Jihyeon Lee
10 Little Insects by Davide Cali and Vincent Pianina / SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki / Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson / Cat Person by Seo Kim / How To Be Happy by Eleanor Davis

7.12.2015

Gems of the Week

Carla Colour.

ART + DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION + THE SUCH


MOVIES

goodbye The Dissolve - you were one of my favorite movie sites /on the lack of female duos in animated movies and Inside Out (related - as much as I loved the movie, this is lame) / I would love to meet Carl Reiner / "a studious, judicious deployment of art direction" = one of the things I appreciate most about Sofia Coppola's films ("Coppola is constantly seeking images that explore the tension between the internal and external") / also: why wardrobe matters  / the Jurassic Park poop scene / the modernist homes of L.A. villains / choosing the music for Magic Mike XXL / an oral history of Love and Basketball / "Psychologists studying tears have used the opening sequence of Up to induce crying in lab participants" / on "turning off your brain" during movies / Jake Gylls really was great in Little Shop of Horrors and I'm so glad I got to see it

TV

a conversation with Dr. Lecter  (and one with Bryan Fuller) / "there’s a difference between 'not for me' and 'not for any decent person.'" Adam Scott on his roles (the idea that only 15,000 people watched the Party Down finale is insane to me! More people read this article than watched that episode) / the granny square blanket / Hannibal jokes / Elaine gets a Vogue makeover / "I'll be 70 one day, going up to Jerry, saying, 'Jerry, it's me, Man Hands!'"

MUSIC

"Taylor’s career is, in fact, the perfected realization of every writer’s narrowest dream: To get back at those who had wronged us, sharply and loudly, and then to be able to cry innocent that our intentions were anything other than poetic and pure." / just a casual "will you be in my video?" message from Rihanna on Instagram

BOOKS

Kate Beaton on The Princess and the PonyRilla Alexander

ETC.

parenting advice / very excited about the Misery playon writing for Lucky / questions from my mixed race son / pecs or it didn't happen / on tact / What I Learned From Leading Tours About Slavery At A Plantation / I love a good Greenies joke (Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri talk about weed...but mostly dog medications) / American Girl dolls / my co-worker Rachel thinks up amazing cocktails (see also) / help / anting