Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Marla Frazee’


But I Wanted a Gorilla!

But I Wanted a Gorilla!
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Local illustrator and HP favorite Marla Frazee will be signing her new book Clementine and the Family Meeting along with author Sara Pennypacker at Vroman’s this Saturday, January 7th. Clementine (in her fifth book) is hoping the “agenda” of her family’s meeting might be announcing that they’re getting a gorilla, so imagine her alarm when the […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/14/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/14/11

Hardcover Fiction 11/22/63, Stephen King 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes Damage Control, Denise Hamilton The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides State of Wonder, Ann Patchett The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco The Litigators, John Grisham Zero Day, David Baldacci Hardcover Non-Fiction A More Perfect Heaven, Dava Sobel […]

Marla Frazee’s Star Shines at Vroman’s

Marla Frazee’s Star Shines at Vroman’s

Illustrator and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee will be presenting and signing her newest book, Stars, this Friday at Vroman’s. Authored by Mary Lyn Ray, Stars is a “tender, evocative and profound” exploration of the stars beyond our reach, as well as those “stars” closer to home. A cast of junior philosophers ponder the stars as elements, […]

Book People Honors

Book People Honors

Boy, does this town have a lot of great writers. Just in the last few weeks alone, two of our own have earned national honors for their work. The most recent was children’s book illustrator and author Marla Frazee, whose new book (with Liz Garton Scanlon) All the Word just earned a 2010 Caldecott Honor […]

Once Upon a Time, Marla Frazee & Allyn Johnston Spoke

Once Upon a Time, Marla Frazee & Allyn Johnston Spoke

Once Upon a Time, the oldest way to start a story, is also the nation’s oldest children’s bookstore. This coming Thursday, two-time Caldecott honoree Marla Frazee and Beach Lane Books editor Allyn Johnston will be there to discuss their recent collaboration, “Creating the Picture Book: an illustrator’s and editor’s perspective.” This is a rare opportunity, […]

Gift Books for Kids

Gift Books for Kids

I just came across a book that has become The One I Give to New Parents So They Do Not Lose Their Minds Reading the Same Thing Over and Over. For years I gave new parents/children the charming and quirky George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends by James Marshall. I am convinced […]

Marla Frazee at Vroman’s

Marla Frazee at Vroman’s

Our favorite hometown children’s book illustrator and author, Marla Frazee, has a marvelous new book out, and she’ll be reading and signing it at Vroman’s on Saturday morning. The Altadena resident partnered with writer Liz Garton Scanlon to create All the World, a graceful, lyrical and gentle read-aloud picture book that celebrates how the whole […]

Hometown Girl Wins Caldecott

Hometown Girl Wins Caldecott

The most recent book by Pasadena’s own Marla Frazee, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (Harcourt), was just selected as one of three 2009 Caldecott Honor Books. The awards were announced today at the American Library Association meeting in Denver, Colorado. Marla, a friend to all the Hometown Pasadena authors and an […]

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