Sketches are in!

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received the sketches, for cover and all, for my next book of poems. GILES LAROCHE, who previously illustrated two other Charlesbridge books with me — NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T and A PLACE TO START A FAMILY — has done another magnificent job.

I need to review and respond to a few questions from our editor, KAREN BOSS, by next Tuesday. Then it all goes back to Giles so he can start on the finished artwork. I’m delighted to reach this stage!

WILD BRUNCH, new book of poetry in the works

Hi everyone,

Publishers Weekly just announced my new book deal with Charlesbridge.

KAREN BOSS at Charlesbridge has bought world rights to Wild Brunch: How Animals Eat What They Eat by David L. Harrison (l.) (Now You See Them, Now You Don’t), illustrated by Giles Laroche (A Place to Start a Family). This collection of poems and cut-paper illustrations investigates how animals find food and what they eat. Publication is slated for fall 2024; The author represented himself, and Studio Goodwin Sturges represented the illustrator.

The new book will work with the first two titles — NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T and A PLACE TO START A FAMILYto complete a trilogy. I’m delighted.

NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T received a Kirkus starred review, was chosen by Society of Midland Authors as Best Children’s Nonfiction Book published in 2016, selected by NCTE as a Notable Book of Children’s Poetry, and nominated for the first Red Poppy Award in Texas.

A PLACE TO START A FAMILY was selected by NSTA as an Outstanding Science Trade Book, chosen for Pennsylvania’s Young Reader’s Choice Awards Master List, was on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year List, and was named to the ILA Teachers’ Choice List.