News & Reviews

  • 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:


  • 3/21/13

Those Rebels, John & Tom, (Scholastic Press) by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, has been selected by the Children's Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education as one of the Best Children's Books of the Year for 2013. It was also named one of New York Public Library's "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" in November of 2012;an Orbis Pictus Honor book for 2013; and has received a number of starred reviews, including Publisher's Weekly.

  • 7/19/11

After a mere ten years, Bryan Ballinger’s cookbook, “Kooky Cookery” (an archive of irregular recipes from yesteryear) is available for on-line purchase. If your mother ever served you one of her special Jell-O creations made with shredded carrots and pineapple, this book is for you (or her)! With such gems as “Stuffed Crown Roast of Frankfurters” and “Jellied Veal Loaf,” you are sure to be the star of your next neighborhood potluck.

  • 5/9/10

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Ed Fotheringham, will have a full-page review in the Sunday, May 16, New York Times Book Review. See earlier news posts on this site for other accolades the book has received.

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