"It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere. It gives him choices. It gives him freedom. Those are magnificent, wonderfully unsafe things."—Lois Lowry, in her 1994 Newbery Award acceptance speech
Sue Heap, the talented illustrator behind VERY LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, sent us the very first color sketch that she drew in response to author Teresa Heapy’s text (center image). Sue says, “The wolf was an elusive character, I did a little drawing of me trying to get the essence of Mr. Wolf, in the hope that he would come out of the woods. At least that’s where I thought he was hiding.” The third image above is the final product! What do you think?
Meet Johnny Mutton! If there’s one thing Johnny’s good at, it’s being himself. He knew he’d never be as good as his mom at basketball, so he decided to catch the ball his own way! Learn more about Johnny when The Complete Adventures of Johnny Mutton is released October 7th!
Love the His Fair Assassin series? Make sure you enter our instagram contest! Share a photo that shows us how much you love Grave Mercy or Dark Triumph for a chance to win a signed set of books when MORTAL HEART is released on November 4th! Post your photo on Instagram and tag it with both @HMHKids and #mortalheartcountdown to enter. Good luck!
Katherine Applegate has teamed up with artist G. Brian Karas for a new picture book that tells the true story of Ivan, the beloved gorilla who inspired Newbery Medal winning The One and Only Ivan. Join us in celebrating Ivan’s life and legacy by submitting your own stories and pictures to our We Love Ivan board: http://bit.ly/1nLZmzN!