Bookfest Redux

A quick reminder post about the Northwest Bookfest in Kirkland, WA this weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 2nd, I'll be drawing pictures, visiting with readers, and signing books in SCBWI Booth #16 from 10:30-11:30am. I'm also part of an illustrator's panel discussion at the Kirkland Library from 1-2pm. Craig Orback, Richard Jesse Watson and I will be fielding questions and discussing our work in picture books. A book signing to follow where I should have copies of both Polar Opposites and Who Has These Feet?


A Washington State Book Award!

In my final act of social networking for the night -- and with apologies again to the Facebook "fans" of Erik Brooks Illustration that are also among my friends -- I am pleased and honored to announce that Polar Opposites is the 2011 Washington State Book Award winner in the picture book category :)

Thanks very much to the Seattle Public Library and the Washington Center for the Book for supporting all facets of the literary arts.

Yahoo and g'night!

Polar Opposites wiki space

In association with its 2012 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award nomination, Polar Opposites now has its very own wiki space complete with age-appropriate classroom activities and topics for discussion. So cool! Much thanks to teacher Rita Shogren and the Kansas State Reading Association for putting that together.

You find a page of activities for all nominated books, including How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills, City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems and  John J Muth, Big Chickens Go to Town by Leslie Helakoski and Henry Cole, just to name a few...

Happy reading!

Octvaius Bloom and the Digital Overload!

Don't have a Nook? You can now download Octavius Bloom to your Kindle (with color viewing on the iPad Kindle App), or purchase an iBooks friendly .pdf at both lulu.com and/or The Illustrated Section. As always, a review of any kind at the site of purchase is much appreciated.


Octavius Bloom for your Nook!

As of September 1st, you can now purchase a full-color version of Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom especially formatted for your Nook at Barns & Noble. Its spiffed up a bit with a more exciting cover, and at $.99 per download its a screamin' deal. Enjoy!