Monday, June 28, 2010

Bookie Woogie Review

"Hypnotized Puppies Dressed as Robots," by Lily

The gang at Bookie Woogie (Isaac, Grace, Lily, and, of course, Dad) have posted a review of Macaroni Barnett and Dan Sanitizer's latest, Oh No: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World. (There's more great art over there, too.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Book Passage Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference

Terrific Bay Area bookstore Book Passage is hosting its Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference in July, and Mac is on this year's faculty. What is the Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference? Well:

The conference will cover all aspects of writing and illustrating for children—from developing ideas to honing skills to finding a publisher. Students will work closely with other writers and illustrators, as well as with agents, editors, and publishers.
The conference is designed to meet the differing needs of those who create for different age groups. Students will choose an area of emphasis for the morning sessions, such as writing for picture books, early readers, young adult books or illustration, and then work with a teacher in a workshop setting. In the afternoon, students choose from panels of common interest, such as working with editors, working with agents, marketing and promotion. There will be many opportunities for faculty and students to talk, laugh, and exchange ideas in classes, lunches, and evening events.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010


Click here to listen to Mac Barnett and Eli Horowitz talk about The Clock without a Face on Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon. You'll also hear Christina Wagner, who had her dad drive her across state lines to dig up one of the book's buried treasures.