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July 4, 2017
Its hard to believe its been over 20 years since this site launched. Over the last two decades it has been amazing to watch the growth of the internet and how it has shaped our world. My early online presence is due to Jim Gaynor, who was a computer specialist at Ohio State University back …
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October 15, 2015
The leaves are changing color. There’s a chill in the air. We’ve placed a cluster of pumpkins on our doorstep, stretched a giant spiderweb across the porch railing and hung rubber bats and spiders from our porch roof. Now its time to decorate for Halloween inside.
October 25, 2013
Our friend, Stacy, and her son, Brody, just finished a school project involving 2 pumpkins, some pink paint, and my favorite picture book.
August 2, 2013
After many concept sketches, refined drawings, and color studies, I was finally able to begin the execution of the final artwork for The Battle for WondLa.
November 13, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana – November 1, 2012 begins the second annual Picture Book Month. Across the globe, schools, libraries, booksellers, and book lovers are coming together to celebrate the print picture book. 2011 marked the inaugural year for Picture Book Month. A resounding success, it went viral through social media and was even featured on …
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November 5, 2012
If you are in the Pioneer Valley and a lover of kid’s lit, you may want to plan on visiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art this Sunday (11/11).
November 2, 2012
I do hope this Friday finds many of you still enjoying Wednesday’s haul of Halloween booty. For our friends in the Tri-state area, I hope you are safe and recovering from that dreadful storm.
October 31, 2012
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays ever. I loved it as a kid. I love it more as an parent.
October 30, 2012
Wired magazine’s Geekdad blog features a list of some of my favorite spooky stories for kids. Check it out.
October 8, 2012
I recently did a brief interview for the Girl Scouts of America with a focus on the creation of WondLa.
March 23, 2012
As many of you know, the second installment of The Search for WondLa trilogy is about to hit shelves in May, but here is your chance to read the book and see the art before everybody else – announcing the “Wonders of the Future” Wondla Giveaway Contest!
February 5, 2012
Since it will be available paperback come April, Simon and Schuster has created a new discussion guide for The Search for WondLa combined with Kenny and the Dragon (which was just released in paperback).
February 3, 2012
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of amazing experiences come to pass in my life as a result of my career in illustration. One that I suppose I wasn’t expecting until much later was a book about me. However, I was pleasantly surprised last year when Abdo Publishing Company, an educational publisher, added …
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January 19, 2012
Calling all young artists! Imagine getting an opportunity to design the Google logo to be shared and seen by MILLIONS. Then, imagine your artwork gracing the package of a box of Crayola crayons. Now, imagine winning $30,000 in scholarships, plus an additional $50,000 for your school. That, my friends, is the grand prize for a …
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October 28, 2011
As I’ve mentioned in the past, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for decorating the house, dressing up, and eating my body weight in candy corn. You may even remember my custom Halloween coloring pages designed to emulate vintage decorations posted here last year.
October 10, 2011
While touring through the UK last month, I became aware of a wonderful British children’s television series called Bookaboo. Its about a rock-star drumming dog named Bookaboo (who clearly is inspired by Bret Michael’s headwear). Bookaboo won’t play for his band until he is read a picture book – preferably by a celebrity visiting him …
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July 5, 2011
I hope everyone had a fabulous Fourth of July. I took a weekend off from WondLa 2 and enjoyed some food, fireworks and finding fireflies. Also, I uploaded all sorts of DiTerlizzi-themed downloads to the site. If you read about each title under the BOOKS section, you’ll now find lots of cool FREE stuff, like …
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June 4, 2011
Back in March, Cecilia Gault of Scholastic News Press Kids Corps interviewed yours truly right after my Today show appearance.
December 17, 2010
Kate DiCamillo told me she thinks of herself more as a writer as opposed to an author. I like that. It has less pomposity to it. It suggests “I am one who writes things down” versus “I am a famous author”. Me? I have considered myself more a storyteller who uses words and pictures – …
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October 27, 2010
Halloween is one of the favorite holidays at the DiTerlizzi household. I like the costumes, the candy and the traditions – like carving Jack O’ lanterns. I also like anything old, antiquey, or vintage. In fact, if you add the word “vintage” to just about anything, I’ll be into it. I simply love things from …
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October 4, 2010
Sahil Abbi, a thorough young up-and-coming reporter for TIME magazine for Kids did a great interview with yours truly last week just before the New York City launch event of The Search for WondLa at Books of Wonder (which featured the fabulous Uma Thurman reading chapter 1 while I drew away like a madman). Check …
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August 17, 2010
Connie Tyrrell Burns, of Mahoney Middle School in South Portland, Maine write a fabulous starred review of The Search for WondLa in the current issue of School Library Journal. Here is my fav part: …The abundant illustrations, drawn in a flat, two-tone style, are lush and enhance readers’ understanding of this unique universe. In addition, …
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February 23, 2010
Doing a school report titled “Your Favoritist Book Creator of All Time”? When is your college term paper on “The Most Stupendous Writer-Artist-Guy of the 21st Century?” due? Perhaps you want to break into the industry of making books for kids…or perhaps you just need to know more about me than my own parents. Whatever …
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