Thursday, March 28, 2013

Foreword Book of the Year Awards Finalists

ForeWord Magazine recently announced their finalists for their 2012 Book of the Year Awards, which include three books from Insight Editions! The winners will be announced at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Friday, June 28th, 6pm at The Pop Top Stage.

Rolling Stones 50 x 20 (Insight Editions), Performing Arts & Music category
By Chris Murray, Foreword: Richard Harrington, Hardcover, Price: $34.99

Rolling Stones 50 x 20 celebrates one of the most influential, enduring, and controversial bands in rock history with images captured by twenty of the world's greatest music photographers. Chris Murray is the founder and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. For over thirty years, Murray has organized more than 200 exhibitions of many of the nation's leading artists and photographers. Richard Harrington is a writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post and the Washington Star.

The Monkey Kin(Insight Editions), Art category
Hardcover, Price: $40.00

The Monkey King collects the work of 72 international artists who were asked to draw the mythical Chinese hero, the Monkey King, in his or her own unique way. The result is a stunning collection of different interpretations, styles, and media. The Monkey King is a centuries-old character from Chinese literature,
possessed of incredible strength and supernatural powers, and capable of 72 transformations into various animals and objects. The artists’ step-by-step drawings and text explaining their creative process are also included.

Under the Halo (Insight Editions), Sports category
By Pete Donovan, Preface: Arte Moreno, Foreword: Tim Salmon, 
Introduction: Mike Scioscia
Hardcover, Price: $50.00

Generations of Angels fans can relive their favorite team moments in Under the Halo. With more than 300 images, a vintage lineup sheet, game tickets, postcards, and a fold-out timeline of the Angels' history, this book traces the memorable moments, personalities, and accomplishments of this remarkable franchise. Tim Salmon spent his entire career with the Angels, where he earned the American League's Rookie of the Year award in 1993 and finished as one of the most popular players in team history. Arte Moreno and his Angels have won five American League Western Division championships since he took over the team in 2003. Mike Scioscia has been the manager of the Angels since 2000. Pete Donovan is a sports columnist for the Palm Springs Desert Sun, is a former sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times, and has covered and followed the Angels for over 40 years.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bologna Children's Book Fair

Every spring, publishers from around the world gather in Bologna, Italy for the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

This year, Insight Editions has much more to share in the children's category since we've expanded our Insight Kids imprint to include several new titles each season.

Many of our books originate with foreign authors and illustrators, such as our new series written by Catherine LeBlanc and illustrated by Roland Garrigue, from France.

How to Mash Monsters, How to Demolish Dinosaurs and How to Pulverize Pirates are available this spring with three other titles from this series coming in the fall.

illustration by Roland Garrigue from How to Mash Monsters

Roland Garrigue will be in the Bay Area in early April taking part in a few storytime events where he'll be reading - and drawing - from these new picture books.