Kids and Teen Blog
by Kendal (Owlkids)
Kids / August 26, 2011
One of the things that sets Owlkids apart from other children’s book publishers is our ability to really talk to our readers through our three magazines, Chirp, chickaDEE, and OWL. They write to us with all their questions and comments, and we write back (and listen to what they have to say)! Well, we have yet to hear from a kid who does not absolutely love our Beastly Book series. (In fact, I have yet to meet an adult who does not love these books, too!)
Kids / April 22, 2010
Who's afraid of BIG, BAD, MONSTERS?
Got monsters in the closet? Monsters under the bed? Monsters behind the curtains? Down the hall?
Well, you find them all in My Beastly Book of Monsters!
With My Beastly Book of Monsters you can scribble, doodle, and reconfigure over 150 monstrous beasties.
Tie a monster's shoes together or make him cry. Draw a creature that's part monster and part ostrich, or scare a monster with a...mouse?! Use your imaginations to complete the pictures using you mad artistic skills.
There is no right or wrong way to use this book! My Beastly Book of Monsters is all about thrills, creativity, and those scary creatures who maybe are under the bed after all...
Check out the My Beastly Books of Monsters mini-site for some activities from the book!
January 27, 2010
I was lucky enough to be in the Chronicle Books offices in San Francisco a couple weeks ago, when who should stop in but one of my favourite illustrators, Taro Gomi!
He was really lovely - and much admired by the crowd; he received a standing ovation from everyone in the room.
Here's a short video of Taro Gomi's visit, taken by a Chronicle staffer.
Taro Gomi is the creator of a ton of really fun - and funny! - colouring and activity books: Doodles, Scribbles, Squiggles, Doodle All Year. These books are perfect for kids of all ages - and I've also given some copies away as presents to adults, who have enjoyed them just as much (if not more!).
Taro Gomi's new book coming out in March 2010 is called Doodle 123!
You can download a few sample colouring pages from Scribbles and Doodles from the Chronicle website.