News & Reviews

  • 11/9/15

Jonathan Combs has three beautiful pieces highlighted in the Northwest Woodworkers' Gallery 36th Annual Box and Container show. Check them out at:

  • 8/5/15

A Home for Mr. Emerson, (Scholastic Press, February 2014) written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, was placed on the 2015 International Literacy Association Teacher's Choices reading list. Since 1989, the Teachers' Choices project has developed an annual annotated reading list of new books that encourage young people to read and those that contribute to learning across the curriculum. To see the entire list, visit The book was also selected as a Parents' Choice GOLD AWARD winner in Spring, 2014.

  • 7/20/15

Animal Gas, a children's book on (what else?) animal farts, written and illustrated by Bryan Ballinger, was just published by Sterling, an imprint of Barnes and Noble. A trailer can be viewed at: Available at Barnes and Noble: and online:

  • 6/15/15

Second Avenue Caper, written by Joyce Brabner and illustrated by Mark Zingarelli, won the Best LGBT Graphic Novel of 2014 at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the "Lammys"). Winners were announced an a gala ceremony hosted by comedienne Kate Clinton at The Great Hall at Cooper Union on June 1, 2015. Over 550 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities celebrated excellence in LGBT literature and 27 years of ground-breaking literary awards. Available for purchase at:

  • 1/6/14

Check out Bryan's book, Animal Gas, on Sky Blue Window:


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