Category: News

A visit to Chronicle Books in San Fran

Two weeks ago, Holman had the privilege of attending the Chronicle Books Spring 2015 Children’s Tea in San Francisco. At the event, attended by booksellers, librarians, and reviewers, Holman had the opportunity to present our upcoming three-volume board books series, Star Wars: Epic Yarns. Holman explained the philosophy behind abridging adult stories into word primers, and gave a quick behind-the-scenes… Read more →

Next Cozy Classics title!

We’re back from a well-earned vacation after the marathon that was working on the Star Wars Short & Sweet books, and we’re ready to announce our next Cozy Classics title: Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations! As you can see from the picture below, Ms. Havisham and The Criminal have already started to take shape, albeit in alien form for the moment. Read more →

Media darlings

We got a little shout out recently from Metro UK for their kids summer reading list! Go Huck, go! And in this recent post from Media Darlings, Cozy Classics is called “just about the most beautifully realized set of sight-word books you will ever see, period.” Wow. Now that’s a compliment! Thanks, Media Darlings! Read more →

Cozy Classics and All Things British!

Our good friends at the uber-crafty shop Berylune in Leamington Spa, England posted this beautiful picture of our new titles which recently arrived at their store: And speaking of the other side of the pond, it has always been a lifelong dream of ours to make it into the British tabloids! Well, we jest, but we’ve made it anyway. Here’s… Read more →

A great trip to arizona!

Jack and Holman returned from a wonderful working holiday in Tucson, Arizona. They were able to garner many new fans in a few short hours at the incredibly well-attended Tucson Festival of Books. They also did some location shooting for their next books both around Tucson and at the Imperial Sand Dunes, just over the California border, west of Yuma,… Read more →

Felting in a galaxy far, far away

We are pleased to announce a very exciting side project that we are working on: 12-word, needle-felted versions of each of three original Star Wars movies (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). The three books will be published by Chronicle Books in spring 2015. We’re having a blast doing them and can’t wait until… Read more →