Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett, Illustrations by Adam Rex

Love Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown? Steve Brixton is all this and more, in Mac Barnett's tribute to these iconic series. Brilliant, funny, ironic, and that's even before the secret agent librarians. With the addition of Adam Rex's illustrations (spot on nostalgia to the well loved detective series of years past), this one's a gem.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Arno, the Ugliest Bicycle

Create Your Debut Picture Book Cover!

  1. Go to The Name Generator. Click Generate New Name. The name that appears is your author name.

  2. Go to Picture Book Title Generator. Click Create Title. This is the title of your picture book.

  3. Go to FlickrCC. Type the last word from your title into the search box followed by the word “drawing.” Click Find. The first suitable image is your cover. It will give you the option to go to Picnik.

  4. Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Gettin’ creative is encouraged.

  5. Post it to your site along with this text. (Remember to include any legally required attribution for the FlickrCC image.)

  6. (Comment at 100 Scope Notes for the Cover Round-Up.)