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Join eight acclaimed illustrators and two musicians for an afternoon in celebration of the indelible legacy of Margaret Wise Brown.

About Goodnight Songs:

From Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved Goodnight Moon, comes a previously unpublished collection of charming lullabies, gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. The roster of celebrated names includes Carin Berger, whose The Little Yellow Leaf was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; Eric Puybaret, who brought the bestselling Puff, the Magic Dragon to life on the page; Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Sean Qualls; and Caldecott Honor medalist Melissa Sweet. An accompanying CD, with lilting songs beautifully composed and sung by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt, makes this the perfect gift to wish children a sweet goodnight.

Author Bio(s): 


Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. The Little Yellow Leaf was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. She is the creator of OK Go!, Not So True Stories & Unreasonable Rhymes and All Mixed Up, and the illustrator of Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, by Jack Prelutsky, and Trailblazers, by Bobbi Katz. She won the Society of Illustrators Founder's Award in 2006. Carin Berger lives with her family in New York City.

Dan Yaccarino has written and illustrated over three dozen children's books and has had the pleasure of working with some of the most prestigious names in children's literature, including Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, Kevin Henkes and Patricia MacLaughlin. Dan has also had the honor of being invited to the White House to share his books and to participate in the annual Easter festivities.

Sophie Blackall is a Brooklyn based Australian artist. She has illustrated over twenty books for children, including Ruby's Wish which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, Meet Wild Boars which won a BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators, Big Red Lollipop which was a New York Times Top Ten Picture Book for 2010, and the ongoing Ivy and Bean series, which has over a million copies in print.

Christopher Silas Neal is the 2012 winner of the E.B. White Honor Award, he has illustrated a number of children's books including, Over and Under the SnowLifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives, and Yiddish Wisdom: Humor and Heart from the Old Country.

Sean Qualls is the winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor Award as well as the acclaimed illustrator of such books as Lullaby (For a Black Mother)Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John ColtraneSkit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald, and The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano.

Isabel Roxas is a freelance illustrator and designer for magazines, books and websites. She was born in Manila, and is currently living in New York City. She received her Masters in Communication Design at Pratt Institute NY on a Fulbright Scholarship. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, 3×3 and HOW Magazine.

Zachariah O'Hara received the 2011 Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators and is the illustrator of of the book Stop Snoring, Bernard!.

Jonathan Bean lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in a yellow brick building, on the third floor, above a café, in a small apartment where he keeps all his money and jewels on the doorstep, so thieves can find them, but sleeps with his drawings under the mattress. He can sometimes be spotted down the street at his favorite bookstore, The Midtown Scholar, or around town drawing people or watering his rooftop garden. If you tell him making picture books is the best job in the world he will agree.

Tom Proutt and Emily Gary are folk singers known as the duo "Tom and Emily." They began working together in 2004 and since that time they have recorded both adult and children's music, contributed to numerous projects, taught and performed both separatelly and together.

Goodnight Songs
A Celebration of Margaret Wise Brown
Sat Mar 15, 4:00PM
Host(s): 
Sterling Children's Books
Appearing: 
Carin Berger
Dan Yaccarino
Sophie Blackall
Christopher Silas Neal
Sean Qualls
Isabel Roxas
Zachariah O'Hara
Jonathan Bean
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Musicians:
Tom Proutt
Emily Gray
On the Docket: 
Release Party
Book Signing
Panel Discussion
Live Music
Food & Drinks Served