Filling the Creative Well Joan Waites, award-winning illustrator of more than 45 books for children, has a new book coming out from Pelican on September 6. This will be the first picture book that she has both written and illustrated. An Artist’s Night Before Christmas can be pre-ordered from all the usual places online. There… Read More
…to announce that pre-ordering is now available!!! Finally, after nearly 12 years, my picture book biography of Clara Breed, Write to Me: Letters from Japanese Americans to the Librarian They Left Behind, about the extraordinary 1940s San Diego children’s librarian, is nearly here. You can pre-order your copy at IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million.… Read More
A new season, a new project . . . See you at the end of summer!
Filling the Creative Well April Halprin Wayland is the award-winning author of seven books. Two of my favorites: Girl Coming in for a Landing, an early novel in poems, and To Rabbittown (of course; I read everything with rabbits). Her most recent book, More than Enough: A Passover Story, has received many accolades, and is… Read More
Grandmommy Arrives with the geese, departs with the cherry blossoms.