Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Just another day at the office. Did I mention that Iggy Pop stopped by?

He was at the ABRAMS offices to sign copies for the new book THE STOOGES

Sunday, October 11, 2009


The long dog days of summer are over! We spent much of the spring and summer working on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days from the cover to the interior and then the intense marketing campagin. Finally we get to relax and celebrate our hard work. That is until book five . . .

But today is for celebrating. Charlie Kochman and I have been on a train since 6 am headed to my college town of Providence, Rhode Island for Jeff's first signing at the Providence Place Mall ( which was just being built when I was a sophmore). We are expecting a ton of people. It's going to be a long day. I'll be sure to post pictures ASAP.

Hope everyone enjoys the book.


#1 bestseller,
#1 bestseller,

Read today’s, October 13, 2009,


“A wildly popular series that resists easy moralizing.”

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Just in, the October 2, 2009


“Everyone’s Favorite wimp is back.”

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October 12, 2009, Publishers Weekly gives the series its 4th consecutive starred review!


“Kinney's gift for telling, pitch-perfect details in both his writing and art remains (such as the cursive script and cutesy content of Mom's photo album captions). No reason to think kids won't devour this book as voraciously as its predecessors.”

October 12, 2009, Book of the Day on <>

“Nods to reality add humor and depth to this title, consistent in style and substance with previous series entries, which fans new and old will savor.”


NPR’s Here and Now


ABC’s The View

More to come!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Scenes from my Bulletin Board•October

This month's bulletin board features My Life in Pink & Green Scholastic Paperback, Wimpy Kid Catalog page and ABRAMS web site banner, Hereville interior page, page 28 color proof of Mama, Is It Summer Yet?, Laura Lee Gulledge's upcoming debut graphic novel Paige by Page, Secrets of the Cicada Summer paperback cover sketch by Amy Bates, Map of ItalyVACATION!, Just Like Mama original art by Julia Gorton, Title page sketch for La Noche Buena by Angela Dominguez and lastly just because I like looking at it John Hendrix's John Brown which has received 2 starred reviews and was selected into the Society of Illustrator's Childrens Art show on October 22nd.

AMULET Spring 2010 Preview

Designed by Maria Middleton. Art Directed by Chad W. Beckerman
Photography by Jonathan Beckerman

Designed by Melissa Arnst and Chad W. Beckerman

Abrams books for Young Readers Spring 2010 Preview

Designed by Melissa Arnst
Designed by Melissa Arnst

Designed by Maria Middleton

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Music Video Monday—Crescent And Frost

In ten days I will be arriving in Rome for a long awaited visit. My good friends Maryann and Andrew moved there almost 2 years ago. Before Maryann's international move she was part of Crescent and Frost. A band that combines elements of folk, pop, country, and bluegrass, yet the final product is much more and distinctly its own. Sadly they don't have more videos to post.