Spring has Sprung!

Summer has been fun here in the Albert Whitman offices, because our new Spring 2011 titles are in full-tilt production. 

Original art as been breezing through on the way to pre-press 

Original art from Princess Kim and Too Much Truth by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, sequel to Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew

color proofs float through on the way to the printer 

Color proofs from The Goodbye Cancer Garden by Janna Matthies, illustrated by Kristi Valiant

and dummies spread across table tops for all to see. 

Sales dummies for This Tree, 1, 2, 3 (The Board Book edition of This Tree Counts! by Alison Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow) and Done with Diapers! A Potty ABC (The Board Book edition of Danny Is Done With Diapers! A Potty ABC by Rebecca O'Connell, illustrated by Amanda Gulliver)

Finished books are still months away and pub dates aren’t until March, but as the Spring 2011 selling season enters full swing in September, it’s very exciting to watch these final stages of book production come together.

Spring has Sprung!