, the popular children's book blog, is featuring an extensive interview with lots of pictures in it. It has appeared coincidentally at the same time as the next item below. logo An audio interview, a conversation between Paul Zelinsky and Mark Blevis of the podcast site, is here to be download or listened to as streaming audio. This is in addition to the podcast conversation posted at the same site, as described below: logo Listen to a podcast about The Shivers in the Fridge on the website . Just click here. On this website, two Ottowa children's book enthusiasts talk about their favorite books. One of them is The Shivers.

very hungry kid A September 23rd auction to benefit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art included this piece, called "Read to your Child," painted by Zelinsky especially for the event. The auction, begun online, finished at the Museum's annual benefit dinner in New York City.

See all of the auction's butterflies, by 23 prominent illustrators, at the Carle Honors Butterfly Auction site.

bs & poz books A conversation between 2008 Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick and Paul O. Zelinsky has been posted on the website of PEN American Center, sponsored by PEN's New York Children's Book Committee. Click here to see it. This is the second conversation in a series of dialogues between children's book makers. The first one features authors Marcus Zusack and Susan Bartoletti.

An elegant new book called "Show & Tell" by legendary artists' agent and entrepeneur Dilys Evans beautifully showcases and examines the art of twelve contemporary children's book illustrators. It's a fine peek into the world of children's book illustration, a chance to see how the people who make the books think about their work.

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One of the chapters is about Paul Zelinsky, or you probably wouldn't be seeing this notice on this page. Click here for a link to purchase this book from an independent U.S. bookseller.