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Illustrations from Fresh Made Simple Will Inspire Your Next Healthy Meal

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the gorgeous photos of finished dishes in cookbooks or on television? Somehow, the lovely meal you’ve prepared just doesn’t look as good as that glamour shot. Well, if you’re looking for some foodie visual inspiration, check out Lauren K. Stein’s new book, Fresh Made Simple (Storey Publishing, October 20). It’s cookbook with a unique twist—all of the recipes featured within the book contain ingredients, steps, and techniques integrated into illustrations created by Katie Eberts. Fresh Made Simple focuses on simple, unique flavor combinations and communicates them through beautiful, inky illustrations filled with color and flavor. Unlike a standard cookbook, which might feature pictures of meals manicured by food stylists, Stein’s distinctive recipes and Eberts’s whimsical…

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Jane Hissey creates cuddly lessons in imagination and acceptance

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A book by Jane Hissey is like a favorite stuffed animal, a well-worn security blanket, a tattered box of mismatched crayons and colored pencils. In other words: comfortable, reassuring, bursting with color and creativity—and essential to any child’s room. If you have a young child, odds are you have a Jane Hissey book in your collection and may not even know it. Why is that? Because her books have such a timeless look and feel that transcends the personality of the author—as if they’d always been there, existing alongside the fairy tales and lullabies. Beginning with Old Bear (her most well-known) and the 20 or so other children’s books that followed, Jane Hissey’s illustrations bring to life all the soft…

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David Biedrzycki on bears, dragons, broccoli–and how to pronounce his name

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David Biedrzycki (pronounced… well, see below) grew up on 1960s TV shows, worked in advertising for a lot of years, and then became a children’s book author and illustrator. His published work includes the Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective series, the Me and My Dragon books, and a couple of books about Santa. His latest is called Breaking News: Bear Alert. David was kind enough to answer some questions about how he got his start in children’s books, how dragons are like dogs, and how to pronounce his surname. BookTrib: First off, how do you pronounce your last name? Whenever I read to my 5-year-old, he wants me to read EVERYTHING, including the author’s/illustrator’s name. We’ve been having fun guessing, but…

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