Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cover Reveal: THE BOOK DRAGON, by Kell Andrews

Beware the Book Dragon!

When I joined at Project Middle-Grade Mayhem, I was (of course) a middle-grade writer. I didn't imagine then that my next two books would be picture books, or the I would love writing for this age group that much.

But I do! And that brings me to today, revealing the cover of The Book Dragon (Sterling, October 2, 2018), whimsically illustrated by the wonderful Éva Chatelain.

Here's the beautiful front:



And the equally inviting back:



And here's what it's about:

The Book Dragon, by Kell Andrews, illustrated by Éva Chatelain

Reading is tiresome in the village of Lesser Scrump because the only words allowed must be written in dirt or scratched onto bark. Books are forbidden because the Book Dragon snatches them away at night to add to her massive hoard. But Rosehilda isn’t afraid of the Book Dragon, and she has a better idea for what to do with the Book Dragon’s stash.


Are you a book hoarder too? Confess in the comments.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your book, Kell!! It sounds delightful. And yes, I was especially a book hoarder when I taught K-2. I loved going to our library's annual book sale and stocking up on children's paperbacks for a quarter and hardbacks for fifty cents.

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    1. I try to use my library more and more but the books still pile up!

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  2. Congrats, Kell!! I really like the eyes of the girl on the cover and how they are checking out the Dragon!!

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  3. Lovely! The girl reminds me of DD when she was that young and the dragon reminds me of no one I know, so he's a new creation :) Brava!

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    1. I love both characters! I'm glad you do too.

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  4. This sounds so cute. I can't wait to read it!

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  5. It looks and sounds adorable!

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  6. Congratulations!! The cover is adorable and the book sounds so fabulous! I used to be a book hoarder, but I try to glean and donate about twice a year now. It's super hard, though.

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  7. It is hard! And it seems like whenever I cull a book, I find myself wanting it later! Fortunately libraries exist -- and I confess that I've bought myself replacements now and then.

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  8. Oooh, I love this idea. Of course there would be dragons who hoard book!

    And gosh, yes, I'm so much a book hoarder. I try to use the library to cut back. I try to use my kindle to at least reduce the physical space taken up. But for picture books, I really prefer having a paper copy in my hands, and I've been accumulating a LOT of picture books lately!

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    1. And of course you can hoard on a Kindle too! I think you can even pile up MORE books digitally than physical ones. But yes, for picture books, I want to see the art in person!

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  9. What a fabulous idea for a story, and I love the art work.
    Of course I'm a book hoarder!

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Thanks for adding to the mayhem!