Julie Otsuka at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14
Comics I got at the Brooklyn Book Festival
Oh Brooklyn Book Festival, how we love thee! We can’t count the ways, there are too many, but not least is the excuse to showcase some of our staff favorites at our booth. If you missed it — or if you can’t remember which book with a yellow cover it was that you wanted for later — here’s the list:
- Smartypants Compendium: 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts, John Lloyd
- Novel Whose Structure Will Blow Your Mind: All the Birds, Singing, Evie Wyld
- Book We Totally Knew Would Win the Hugo: Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
- Crafts to Rescue a Rainy Day: Box, Noel MacNeal
- Kick-Butt Heroine(s): Magic Marks the Spot, Caroline Carlson; The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black; the Claire DeWitt series, Sara Gran
- Character You Will Love to Hate: The Damned Utd, David Peace
- Book that Can Change Your Life: Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
- Surprise Relationship Manual: I Think I’m In Friend-Love With You, Yumi Sakugawa
- Romance for People Who Don’t Read Romance: Landline, Rainbow Rowell
- Book for New Readers: My New Friend is So Fun, Mo Willems
- Graphic Novel Set in Outer Space: Goodnight Darth Vader, Jeffrey Brown
- Gift for Every New Baby: Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket, Tatyana Feeney
- Nerd-in-Training Chapter Book: The True Meaning of Smekday, Adam Rex
- Book About Writing Books: Still Writing, Dani Shapiro
- Novel that Will Ignite Your Brain: A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki
- Picture Book Read Aloud: Thank You, Octopus, Darren Farrell
- History that Reads Like a Novel: The Telling Room, Michael Paterniti
- Brand Spankin’ New Graphic Novel: The Wrenchies, Farel Dalrymple
- Book Worth Lugging on the Subway: This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein
- Book(s) About Which We Are Most Evangelical: The Southern Reach series, Jeff VanderMeer; Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
- Book for Babies and Easily Amused Adults: Who Did It?, Ohara Hale
This past weekend at Brooklyn Book Festival, we had a “Write and Wear Your Best Short Story” writing contest, and this was the winning “Story On Your Sleeve”! We loved this and as for the seasonal drinks, we concur.
The author, Olivia Wolfgang-Smith, won 2 tickets to our First Novel Fete and signed copies of all 7 of our shortlisted first novels. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!
Unicorn zebra sisters. Brooklyn Book Festival.
Neil Gaiman Read-Aloud!
Sneak Peek of HANSEL AND GRETEL by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti from Toon Books
Neil Gaiman reads from his and illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti’s brilliant re-imagining of one of humanity’s most enduring tales.
Be brave, be bold, and keep your wits about you: Welcome into the woods….
Everyone buy this, hold it, and whisper “BKBF 2015” and maybe it will come true.
#tbt art I did for a signing at Quimby’s in Chicago in 2007. If I ever do a kid’s book, it’s gonna look like this, but with 80% less adorable debauchery.
RENEE FRENCH is one of my favorites