Marissa Moss has written a moving and compelling graphic book about love, illness, death and loss.
Thacher Hurd. Photo: Susan Sandoe Earlier this year, Berkeley’s Creston Books re-released famed illustrator Thacher Hurd’s Pea Patch Jig, a picture book featuring a feisty mouse who gets in all sorts of trouble exploring Farmer Clem’s garden. The picture book, originally published 20 years ago, is aimed at children aged three to six years’ old, and […]
Let’s go fly kites by Daniel Parks. Taken at the 2014 Berkeley Kite Festival Let’s go fly kites by Daniel Parks. Taken at the 2014 Berkeley Kite Festival KITE FESTIVAL This family-friendly event will celebrate its 30th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in César Chavez Park. Every year, hundreds of […]
Marissa Moss talking to a class. Photo: courtesy Marissa Moss By Michael Berry After 20 years and more than 5 million copies sold, Marissa Moss‘ “Amelia’s Notebook” series has arrived at its concluding chapter. The Berkeley writer is bringing her feisty, hand-drawn creation back to its small-press roots, publishing “Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook” through her own […]
A group of Bay Area authors is trying to fund a new publishing company, Golden Gate Books, through Kickstarter.com It’s no secret that times are tough in the publishing industry. Consumers are increasingly buying e-books, which bring in less revenue than traditional hardcover books. The popularity of the iPad means more words are fighting for […]