This Is Not My Hat comes out in the US and Canada tomorrow, and I’m going on a three week tour to show it to people and try and get them to buy it.
Here is where I am going and when I will be there:
Los Angeles - Tues. Oct. 9th - 7pm book launch party at Skylight Books in Los Feliz
San Jose - Wed. Oct. 10th - 3pm Hickelbees Bookstore
San Francisco - Thurs. Oct 11th - 7pm Books Inc.
Portland - Sat. Oct. 13th - 12pm Wordstock reading w/ Mac Barnett
Seattle - Sun. Oct. 14th - 3pm Northeast Branch of the Seattle Public Library
Vancouver - Tues. Oct 16th - 7pm Kidsbooks Bookstore
Chicago - Fri. Oct. 19th - 7pm Anderson’s Bookshop
Skokie - Saturday Oct. 20th - 1pm - Barnes & Noble (Old Orchard Ctr)
Minneapolis - Sunday Oct. 21st - 1pm - Wild Rumpus Bookstore
Philadelphia - Monday Oct. 22nd - 4:30pm - Children’s Book World Bookstore
Washington DC - Tuesday Oct. 23rd - 10:30am - Politics & Prose Bookstore
Alexandria, VA - Tuesday Oct. 23rd - 4pm - Hooray for Books Bookstore
Toronto, Ont. - Wednesday Oct. 24th - details to come
Austin, TX - Sunday Oct. 28th - Texas Book Festival
Houston - Monday Oct. 29th - 6pm - Barnes & Noble Westheimer
Nashville - Tuesday Oct. 30th - 4pm - Parnassus Books
If you live in those places, come say hi!
We are also doing what is now called a blog tour. Here are the blogs that have been kind enough to have me on, and the dates they’ll be having me!
Mon, Oct 8: Playing by the Book [UK]
Tues, Oct 9: 100 Scope Notes [US]
Wed, Oct 10: My Best Friends Are Books [AUS]
Thurs, Oct 11: Elizabeth O. Dulemba [US]
Fri, Oct 12: Wahm-Bam [UK]
Mon, Oct 15: Lost in the Library [CAN]
Tues, Oct 16: My Little Bookcase [AUS]
Wed, Oct. 17: A Year of Reading [US]
House Held Up By Trees got nominated for a Governor General’s Award for children’s illustration! They announce the winners Nov. 13th. There are some great books on the list.
here is the page for the book on my site (it needs updating)
this is a still from the book trailer for This Is Not My Hat. Animation’s all done but we’re workin on the music. fun stuff!
I got to do the cover for Uppercase magazine! here it is in its home:
this was for a section about Maurice Sendak that the New York Times put out yesterday. I got to be in some great company with this one.
This is some interior artwork from This Is Not My Hat that I used for front and back cover the catalog for Walker Books, Candlewick Press, and Walker Books Australia at the London Book Fair and the Bologna Book Fair. The Bologna Fair is happening right now, and I am at it!
new book! This one won’t be out till October, but I’m allowed to show the cover, and some more stuff pretty soon.
Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena has been nice enough to put some of my book pictures on their walls for a few months. There are signed prints for sale from I Want My Hat Back, Extra Yarn, and the as-yet unreleased House Held Up By Trees, and there’s some graphite originals of some of the guys from I Want My Hat Back including the bear, the fox, the deer, and mole…thing (pictured).
If you’re in town, stop by, or get in contact with Vromans to ask about details if you’re interested. They’ll be on the walls through March.