"Mars Needs Moms!" -- which is being published April 10 by Philomel
-- is Breathed's seventh kid-literature effort since 1991.
by Bebe Moore Campbell Illustrated by Richard Yarde Philomel
Books, September 2006 $16.99, ISBN 0-399-24197-3 Ages 5 and up
Three books won Honors in the Books for Younger Children category: from Clarion Books, Hot Day on Abbott Avenue written by Karen English with collage art by Javaka Steptoe; Henry and the Kite Dragon, authored by Bruce Edward Hall, with paintings by William Low, published by Philomel
Books/Penguin Young Readers Group; and Houghton Mifflin's Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing written and illustrated by James Rumsford and translated by Anna Sixkiller Huckaby.
Long was signed for Philomel
Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, by group president and illustrator Doug Whiteman.
Presenting Tanya, the Ugly Duckling, is the sixth in the heartwarming series by Patricia Lee Gauch with illustrations by Satomi Ichikawa (Philomel
Books, Penguin Putnam.
At a fairly recent performance of Philomel
I was sitting next to Milton, and I vividly recall thinking, "My God, I know the man who wrote this piece!" One does not have such sensations very often, and treasuring is the right word to use.
In the Latin versions, followed by most succeeding English poets, it is Philomela who becomes the nightingale, which is still called Philomel
(lover of song) by the poets.
(Merlin's Dragon trilogy, Book 1.) Penguin, Philomel