Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

Steal this book.

September 12, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

When I was 6 years-old, my crowd of Los Feliz Elementary School first-graders convinced shy (very shy!) me to go … Continue reading Steal this book.

MINDFUL ME, MINDFUL YOU, MINDFUL KIDS!

August 17, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

So pleased to share Whitney Stewart’s MINDFUL KIDS — 50 cards of mindful activities for kindness, focus, and calm — … Continue reading MINDFUL ME, MINDFUL YOU, MINDFUL KIDS!

Getting to Yes: How to Land — and Keep — and Agent

July 4, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

Join me (Erzsi) and a few Chicks at the SCBWI Summer Conference this weekend in Los Angeles where I’ll share … Continue reading Getting to Yes: How to Land — and Keep — and Agent

CRAZY SALADS for KIDS: RABBIT STEW by Wendy Wahman and CARROT & PEA by Morag Hood

May 19, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

Playing with food — and words! CRAZY SALAD by Nora Ephron was one of my favorite books in high school, … Continue reading CRAZY SALADS for KIDS: RABBIT STEW by Wendy Wahman and CARROT & PEA by Morag Hood

Chicks Alive! Children’s Book Week 2017 — starring PEEP & EGG!!!

May 16, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

    The Coop’s Laura Gehl & illustrator Joyce Wan’s PEEP & EGG — and chicks! — star at Cub … Continue reading Chicks Alive! Children’s Book Week 2017 — starring PEEP & EGG!!!

A Worldwide Bestseller; or, What an Invisible String can do…

April 11, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

THE LITTLE BOOK THAT COULD: Patrice Karst’s THE INVISIBLE STRING Connecting the World one Reader at a Time Patrice Karst … Continue reading A Worldwide Bestseller; or, What an Invisible String can do…

Edible Poetry!

by Erzsi Deak

Check out this terrific review on Jama’s Alphabet Soup of FRESH-PICKED POETRY by Michelle Schaub and Amy Huntington! Yum! “If … Continue reading Edible Poetry!

Lula Mae & Pookie Go to France: MON CHIEN A DES PLUMES

April 5, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

Dogginess takes all forms in Susan Montanari’s MY DOG’S A CHICKEN. We’re happy to share the French edition with you … Continue reading Lula Mae & Pookie Go to France: MON CHIEN A DES PLUMES

Woot! Peep & Egg is a Finalist in the #CCBA17 Awards!

April 4, 2017 by Erzsi Deak

So excited to share that Laura Gehl and Joyce Wan’s PEEP & EGG is a finalist in the #CCBA17 Awards! … Continue reading Woot! Peep & Egg is a Finalist in the #CCBA17 Awards!