November 12, 2012

Nighttime Ninja on PW Best Illustrated List!

Nighttime Ninja has been selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Illustrated Children's Picture Books of 2012! Here's what they had to say:

"DaCosta debuts with a bang—or, more accurately, a whisper—in this atmospheric account of a ninja's stealthy midnight journey. It's gratifying to see Caldecott Medalist Young flex his comedic muscles, and his collages are as masterful as ever. But what makes this story so outstanding is how seriously it takes the young ninja's mission, right up until the moment his secret is revealed."

Read Nighttime Ninja's full PW review.

Joining Ninja on the list are these other wonderful books:

I, Too, Am America
Langston Hughes, illus. by Brian Collier
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
Emily Jenkins, illus. by G. Brian Karas
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr., illus. by Kadir Nelson
This Is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen
A Home for Bird
Philip Stead  
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Mo Willems
The Bear in the Book 
Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben 
Henry Cole
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
Ian Falconer  
And Then It's Spring 
Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin Stead

August 07, 2012

Nighttime Ninja Launches Soon!

Nighttime Ninja goes on sale September 18th at stores near you and online!
  • Publishers Weekly gave Ninja a starred review, saying "The depth of feeling DaCosta and Young give to the boy’s fantasy makes this a standout." 
  • Kirkus Reviews praised Ninja's writing and art: "Succinct language full of vivid verbs describing the action sets the mood for Young's lushly textured illustrations." 
  • The Junior Library Guild has selected Ninja as one of its fall titles.

Daytime Ninja in Training for Nighttime Adventures

Here's Emmett, who not only loves Nighttime Ninja, but has had a video made about his own training and exploits. What are your favorite ninja activities?