Sweet and Shorts: The White Marble

The White Marbleby Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray

(published 1982, by Thomas Y. Crowell Junior Books)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I am surrounded by stacks and stacks of books. My house is a maze of piles, and I work in a library. And I love each clump of them, everywhere. I order a ton, I get copies for review, and I love the flood of story.

But then this one showed up.The White MarbleLooks like it originated in a library in Sutton, West Virginia. And then somehow it ended up at a library sale in Portland, Maine. That’s where Julie Falatko found it, and she knew. Because she knew, and because she’s a book kindred, she mailed it to Burbank, California.

It’s on top of the teetering tower. Always will be. You can’t check it out cause it’s a chunk of my heart.The White Marble

MoreToReadI love this series from Brian Won: Picture Book Sounds. What does illustrator Andy Musser listen to while he works?

This post at Design Mom where I mention both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Riggins.

Pretty much everything at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, but especially this magic from Melissa Sweet.

Charlotte Zolotow may sound familiar if you’ve heard of this award given in her name. Sleep Like a Tiger was an Honor book in 2013, and a Caldecott Honor as well!

Happy Picture Book Month!

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