An Award winning Children’s Book in the Spotlight today . Lisa
A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!
Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp’s wick, and writes every detail in his logbook.
Step back in time and through the door of this iconic lighthouse into a cozy dollhouse-like interior with the extraordinary award-winning artist Sophie Blackall.
Praise and accolades for Hello Lighthouse:
An IndieBound Bestseller
An Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far
“I will be surprised if a more exquisite picture book will be published this year…Children will be fascinated…”―New York Times Book Review
* “Blackall’s charmingly old-fashioned art style is beautifully matched to this nostalgia-rich story, which imbues an antiquated place with warmth and wonder.”―Booklist, starred review
* “A delightful bedtime read perfect for one on one sharing.”―School Library Journal, starred review
* “It’s a jewel of a creation and a gift to those who dream of retreat.”―Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “A fascinating, splendidly executed peek into both the mundane and the dramatic aspects of lighthouse life.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Blackall’s accomplished illustrations are a mix of homey detail and spectacular scenery.”―Horn Book
“Blackall’s soft yet precise line and watercolor illustrations provide inviting details.”―BCCB
Praise for Finding Winnie:
A #1 New York Times bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book of the Year
*”The sum total is as captivating as it is informative, transforming a personal family story into something universally resonant.”―Horn Book (Starred Review)
About the Author
Sophie Blackall is the bestselling and Caldecott medal-winning artist behind Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. Her work has appeared in the bestselling Ivy and Bean series, many award-winning picture books, a global pro-vaccination campaign, and on a renowned NYC subway poster. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Let’s take a trip to the Library and today’s pick for Lighthouse Day is this cozy Mystery!!
Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.
Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical documents to the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, but the competition for the collection is fierce. Unfortunately, while the library is hosting a lecture on ghostly legends, Jay becomes one of the dearly departed in the rare books section. Now, it’s up to Lucy Richardson and her fellow librarians to bone up on their detective skills and discover who is responsible for this wicked Halloween homicide.
Meanwhile, very strange things are happening at the library—haunted horses are materializing in the marsh, the lights seem to have an eerie life of their own, and the tiny crew of a model ship appears to move around when no one is watching. Is Lucy at her wit’s end? Or can it be that the Bodie Island Lighthouse really is haunted?
With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on everyone’s minds and ghoulish gossip on everyone’s lips, Lucy will need to separate the clues from the boos if she wants to crack this case without losing her head in The Spook in the Stacks, the delightful fourth in national bestseller Eva Gates’ Lighthouse Library mysteries.
Praise for The Spook in the Stacks:
“Gates creates an atmosphere that perfectly balances the chill of a spooky night with small-town coastal charm in a mystery that will delight bookish cozy fans.”
“Lively…Book lovers will envy Lucy’s dream of a life, working in a wonderful library, surrounded by amusing friends, not to mention a fine feline companion and a handsome suitor. Cozy fans will look forward to her further adventures.”
Praise for By Book or by Crook:
“[A] charming, entertaining, and smart series…[featuring] an unusual (and real) setting and colorful cast of characters that set it apart from other bookish cozies.”
―Library Journal starred review
“A charming new series by Eva Gates. A librarian in a historic lighthouse with a cozy apartment upstairs and a clever cat named Charles (Dickens) make for a book lover’s dream. Lucy is a delightful and engaging sleuth surrounded by a cast of intriguing characters in an original and unique setting.”
―Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva mysteries
“A smart whodunit…A likeable heroine.”
― Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats mysteries
“A library in a lighthouse? And a cat? Sign me up! A fun read for all cozy fans.”
―Laurie Cass, national bestselling author of the Bookmobile Cat mysteries
About the Author
Eva Gates is a national bestselling author who began her writing career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters, with a full-time job as a computer programmer. Now she has more than twenty novels under her belt in the mystery genre, published under the name Vicki Delany. She lives in Ontario. This is her fourth Lighthouse Library mystery.
Say Yes : To the Dress
So when I saw the August prompt I new I had to post this, It;s one of my favorite shows and its all about finding the perfect dress. Now I remember my dressing shopping and the hope i would find the perfect dress and at a price I could afford. Now I didn’t have a pintrest board when I did my wedding but my niece did- and it was so much fun to look at the boards and plan her wedding. Lisa
Sow is on TLC:
Yes to the Dress Show
Yes to the Dress Atlanta Show TLC