Yvette Ghione and Semareh Al-Hillal at Kids Can Press have acquired THROWING SEED BALLS, a new picture book from Andrew Larsen, award-winning author of A SQUIGGLY STORY and THE IMAGINARY GARDEN, in a two book deal for world rights. The deal was arranged by Fiona Kenshole.
“[The] very best picture books appeal to several audiences at the same time. These include parents, fellow bookmakers, librarians, award givers and, one hopes, even children. Four new books about books manage to thread that needle.” – Frank Viva, The New York Times Book Review.
How delightful that one of these books appealing to multiple audiences happens to be A SQUIGGLY STORY, by our very own Andrew Larsen! The New York Times Book Review calls Larsen’s latest picture book, “… a charming little book that may help first-time storytellers keep trying to write stories, even if they lack the ability to draw proper letterforms….” It’s great to see A SQUIGGLY STORY highlighted in the NYT Review, especially as it celebrates creativity and writing in young kids.
There’s an added bonus to the review: SQUIGGLY illustrator Mike Lowery also created the artwork for THE DAY MY MOM CAME TO KINDERGARTEN by Transatlantic author Maureen Fergus.
Andrew Larsen’s IN THE THREE HOUSE and Teresa Toten’s THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B have both been named finalists for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award!
This annual award recognizes excellence in children’s literature by rewarding the best children’s literary works (for ages one through 12) by Canadian authors.
For more information about this award, please visit: https://tdreads.com/home/td-supported-initiatives/td-canadian-childrens-literatures-awards/