Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Nice Review of KNOW
Just by chance we learned of very nice review of KNOW in Canadian Materials last week. Made us happy campers in the office that day!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Lu and Clancy go to the Czech Republic! The Rights department at Kids Can Press have been busy. Just found out that Lu and Clancy's Secret Codes will be printed in the Czech Republic; Move It! and Touch It! will be printed in Argentina (the publisher, Editorial Albatros, will hold the Spanish rights for all of Latin America); and Build It! and Change It! will be printed in French by Les editions Scholastic.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Issue 4 of KNOW is on the newstand (and whizzing to mailboxes across the country). Lots of summer fun in this issue. I think one of the best things about working on this magazine is the chance to "meet" so many wonderful (mostly Canadian) writers and illustrators. For a writer, a magazine every two months is also a nice "rush" (as opposed to a book every couple of years or so). Now...onto the next baby.

Cover image above by Remie Geoffroi.
After an enthusiatic start, life got in the way of blogging. Finally a free moment. Listening to Elizabeth MacLeod being interviewed on CBC right now about her new book, The Kids Book of Great Canadian Women, by Kids Can Press. Yeah, Liz! Always delighted to hear children's writers on the radio (and especially nice that it's my publisher, too).

In the latest issue of KNOW, I interviewed a wonderful photographer from Boston, Felice Frankel. She works with scientists to take photographs (or micrographs) of their work. They really are quite stunning and she was a wonderful person to interview. So enthusiastic and keen about her work and about sharing the wonders and beauty of science with others. If you have a moment I highly recommend you check out an online tour (podcast with visuals) of one of her shows, or a profile with photographs. Who knew that a drop of oil or a colony of yeast could be so lovely!