Importance of Kids’ Print Books


A fascinating new study demonstrates the higher connectivity of children’s brains when reading picture books, versus consuming animated (too “hot”) or audio-only (too “cold”) versions. Add a warm lap, and you’re all set! Read the article at NPR.

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Mighty Moby Accolades

Mighty Moby finalist for Minnesota Book Award!

Mighty Moby has received four starred reviews!

“Words and images work together seamlessly to create a truly memorable reading and seeing experience. Melville would be proud and readers will be enchanted.”  —Booklist (American Library Association)

“Capturing the spectacle of the original and adding hints of humor may make this the preferred version of the classic for all ages. A masterpiece of bookmaking.”  —School Library Journal,

Other starred reviews include Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. What an honor!

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Ed Young Receives Carle Lifetime Achievement Award

Nighttime Ninja sneaks again! Art study by Ed Young.

Congratulations to Ed Young, on receiving the 2107 Carle Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Eric Carle Museum. Ed has illustrated a hundred-or-so books, and has written a good number of those. His work is rooted in utter mastery of technique wedded with heart and mind to result in brilliant ideas and beautiful work. Ed’s Lon Po Po won the Caldecott Medal. Ed and Barbara have worked on Nighttime Ninja and Mighty Moby together.



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Mighty Moby!

moby-cvrMighty Moby, Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young’s latest collaboration, has surfaced!

Praised as “a masterpiece of bookmaking” this picturebook adventure story is based on Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby Dick, with a special twist at the end.

Mighty Moby has its own website, where you can find information about whales, whaling, Melville, and more.

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This Halloween: Nighttime Ninja Meets Pumpkin Ninja

nighttime ninja pumpkin ice cream

Someone on Pinterest got creative with pumpkins and Nighttime Ninja and the ninja’s secret treasure!

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School Activities

See how Cumberland Elementary Schools created a marvellously mysterious soundtrack for Nighttime Ninja!

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Nighttime Ninja Wins Award!

Nighttime Ninja has won the 2013 Children’s Choice Award! Watch the great Tomie DePaola present Ed Young with the award on this video.

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