Monday, September 17, 2012


ABRAMS Kids is now on Instagram

Follow us for a behind the scenes look into Abrams Appleseed, 
Abrams Books For Young Readers and Amulet Books. 

Follow us!

( please :) )

 Follow @abramskids

Here is a Sneak Peak of what is to come.

Fun with Authors and Illustrators!

Michael Buckley

Dan Santat

Sneak Peaks of new books


Author and Illustrator visits to the office

Laurent de Brunhoff delivering art for Babar's Celesteville Games

Behind the scenes of a book cover photo shoot!

Author and Illustrator signings!

Fiona Robinson signs What Animals Really Like

And office shenanigans!

#aforabrams @abramskids @abramsbooks

Monday, September 10, 2012


We over here at ABRAMS KIDS have started a campaign on Instagram and Twitter called A for ABRAMS ( #aforabrams ) We are collecting A's that are artful, well designed, or just plain cool from anywhere that you might find them. The idea is whenever you happen to see one of these artful A's out and about you can join us by hash tagging your A #aforabrams as well as including our Instagram or twitter handle @abramskids or @abramsbooks.  Have some fun and we hope you all get to see the world around you a little better.

Here area few examples of different A's I have found.

You can find artful A's in our books!

From PANTONE COLORS designer by Meagan Bennett

From  I HAD A FAVORITE DRESS by Julia Denos

Or on your favorite wimpy book!

Or you can be crafty and make one to hang on your window.

Or you can find one in your local Museum!

 Found at MOMA

Or at your local bookstore!

Found at R. J. Julia Independent Booksellers in Madison, Ct

Or at your favorite restaurant!

Found at Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Good luck hunting! A for ABRAMS #aforbrams @abramsbooks and @abramskids

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Economix: How our Economy Works (And Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures

Economix: How our Economy Works (And Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures
Fantastic Piece on

“Economics books usually bore me, but in the hands of Goodwin and Burr, the subject was engrossing (and like Gonick, often funny). Light switches flicked on in my mind every few pages or so, and after reading Economix I felt like I understood many fundamental aspects about the way the world works that I had been too lazy to learn about before…
Economix is a book I'm going to buy and give to people.”
427,976 UVM!

About the book
Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide!
Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix.
With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.

PRAISE FOR ECONOMIX“Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr’s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Having never taken economics in college, I find the world of high finance needlessly complicated and confusing. Thankfully Michael Goodwin saw the need for a basic primary on how the economy currently works and how we got here. A text like this would certainly help high school and college students gain their first taste of financial literacy and it comes recommended for the rest of us.” —

“It’s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information.”
— David Bach founder of FinishRich Media; author of nine New York Times bestsellers, including Debt Free for Life and The Automatic Millionaire

“Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible—he has made economics comprehensible andfunny.”

— Joel Bakan, author of The CorporationThe Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

“An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!”

— John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

“Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and—here's the joy—really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we're looking at it all at once. Broken down into its component pieces, it's relatively easy to understand. And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today. If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it.”

Stephen Petranek, editor-in-chief, Weider History magazines, former editor-in-chief ofDiscover magazine

“Through a potent mix of comics and punchy, concise, accessible prose, Goodwin takes us on a provocative, exhaustively researched, and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day, creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economy— and what it all means. More than that, Goodwin makes the arcane, understandable. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin's Economix and all will become clear. 

Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions

Economix is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.”
Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University

About the author
Michael Goodwin is a writer and editor with a degree in Chinese studies. He has lived in China, India, and now New York City. Dan E. Burr illustrated the classic graphic novel Kings in Disguise. He lives in Milwaukee.