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THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS In Paperback by Brad Sneed

It was 2006 when I received my first advance copy of the soon-to-be-published, The Boy Who Raised by Librarians. It was super fun coming up with images to accompany Carla Morris’s story about a curious boy and his enthusiastic, encouraging, question answering Librarian friends. Fast-forward to 2019. Yesterday I once again experienced the joy of seeing this book for the “first time” but now as a soon-to-be-published paperback! I’m tickled the original hardcover book is still out in the world, and delighted, come August, it will be joined by its paperback cousin!

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20 years and still running... by Brad Sneed

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of, The Pumpkin Runner. I so enjoyed illustrating Marsha Arnold’s tale, and am grateful to the good folks at Dial Books for Young Readers for giving me the opportunity. Also, a hearty THANKS to those of you who’ve added this title to your picture book collection. Without your support, Joshua Summerhayes and Yellow Dog would by now have run out of steam.