Friday Book Links – September 7, 2012

the fruits of my Labor Day used bookstore shopping

I hope the Labor Day holiday treated all my North American readers well. Thanks for reading along another week! Here are the Friday links from this week’s exciting book-related news:

Great looking book (written, illustrated & self-published!) by Kathryn Warren called Vegetabibbles.

This books looks fantastic and hilarious featuring these great characters. Supports super food choices, teaches how to be fit as a horse (see book *), and introduces your child (and you!) to awesome vegetables like Kale, the superest bibble of all. I can’t wait to get a copy of this one. Way to go Kathryn! Visit her site to preview and buy the book. [found via design mom]

A Conversation in Books.

Elizabeth Bird and Travis Jonker discuss picture books from Candlewick Press on Vimeo. This makes me so happy!

New book about Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss by Philip Nel.

the author posing with the hardcover

I have much love for this couple and especially for their marvelous children’s books, so I cannot wait to read this book that Nel spent 12 years making and just published on September 1. It’s called Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature. If that doesn’t intrigue you, I don’t know what will. Visit Philip Nel at Nine Kinds of Pie to find out more about it. (Bonus points if you automatically know what the name of his blog is from.)

A music mix to read with that book.
Books and music! It doesn’t get much better than that.

New book by Philip and Erin Stead, Bear Has a Story to Tell.

Stellar couple who created A Sick Day for Amos McGee which rightfully won the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Can’t wait to see this new release.

And finally a bonus link, since it isn’t actually book-related, but I think Mr. Rogers also loved books and would have approved. Check out the trailer for a new documentary about our friendly neighbor:

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