So, how much fun did we have at the Tempe Book Festival? Lots and lots. We were proud to introduce #PrincessCortland from the “Apples for the Princess” book, too! Thank you so much to the good team at Tempe Public Library for putting on such a great and diverse event.
Our publisher, Sean Buvala, has released a new podcast series. It’s a bit kinder and gentler than his “Inappropriate Folktales” podcast, but still not really designed for the little ones. You can find it a storyonsaturday.com, with links to ways to subscribe at all the normal podcast-y places.
Things are moving forward for our group for the Fall of 2017. Well, Autumn in our part of the world anyway. Here’s a pic from our run today to our local and serious art-supply store as our staff gets ready for some exciting new things. We gotta have supplies!
We’re going to be hosting vendor tables and offering workshops at the city of Goodyear’s Art of Cultures event in October. We’ll be doing the same for the Tempe Book Festival in November. We’re still talking to Thrill Halloween about doing the same with them, with a special focus on the artwork from The Mesquite Tree Studio.
We’ve got two new books coming. Our book in helping kids write and tell stories should be out late November. Our Aesop and Art book, The Fox and the Crow, has been moved around a bunch but we’re pretty sure we’re looking at December.
Along the way, we’re creating workshops and articles both public and private.
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We are glad to tell you we have a new 2017 Catalog Sheet ready for you. You can download the .pdf right here. It includes two of the new releases we have for 2017: “The Kids’ Guide to Making Great Stories” AND “The Fox and Crow” (finally!) Aesop book.
We’re pleased to tell you that the Fox and Crow book is back on track after a few big ol’ bumps in the road. We anticipate a late-summer release. In order to create the image for “The Donkey Who Wanted to Be a Lion,” Michelle had to create a clay sculpture or a “maquette” (learn about that at Wikipedia) of the image that reflected back from the water of the lake. Here’s an up-close image of the face of the lion.
Last weekend, we had a nice gathering of stories and art at BOONgarden in Goodyear, Arizona. We sold some books, sold some art and had a fine evening of adult storytelling. Here’s a brief clip from Sean Buvala sharing “The Strongest Man in Ireland.”
We’re having a bug or two with the graphics on the site. Thanks for your patience as we try to make everything work again.
So good to see so many people at the Avondale KidFest this year. Here’s some pics. Thanks to our whole team. We worked with families to help their kids “make and take” nearly 200 paper visors! For this event, that was 1 per minute! So much fun.
We have the new bookmarks for “The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop” book, coming at the end of August. Here you see our big package of bookmarks all ready for the goodie bags at the Avondale KidFest on April 9th. We’re one of the sponsors under our “The Story-Skilled Child” banner. Much fun.
On a recent outing to the Yuma Storytelling Festival, we stopped by the Little Free Library at Arizona Western College. Who doesn’t want to see a TARDIS-shaped library? Michelle inscribed and donated a copy of Apples for the Princess to the library. If you don’t know much about these libraries, you can learn more on the website here.