Robert Neubecker

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Children's Books 2017

Here's what's coming up! We got the first review from the Keith book. The rest are on the way.

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing with Kay (and Keith) Haring. First review, Booklist:

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing.

Haring, Kay A. (Author) , Neubecker, Robert (Illustrator)

Feb 2017. 40 p. Dial, hardcover, $16.99. (9780525428190). 741.092.

Artist Keith Haring gained worldwide fame in the 1980s for his joyful drawings, most notably of bold,

chalk-outlined people. In this picture-book biography, Keith’s sister offers up a loving sketch of a boy so

passionate about art that he drew on any surface he could find, from canvas to buildings. This habit only

increased as an adult, and soon Keith’s work was hanging in galleries and being commissioned abroad.

What stands out, though, is Keith’s selflessness and his commitment to share art with everyone, evidenced

by his love of creating murals and drawing on the walls of subway tunnels. Neubecker’s colorful

illustrations capture the energy with which Keith lived his life, and cleverly integrate some of the artist’s

original works, which are collected at the book’s end. An author’s note offers more detailed information

on Keith’s life, touching on his death, at age 31, from AIDS, and his creation of the Keith Haring

Foundation, which helps underserved youth and those with HIV/AIDS. Always upbeat, this story is a

celebration of art and life.

— Julia Smith

 


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From Penguin/Random House release date 2/17/17- Valentine's Day, for Keith. Kay Haring, author, Lucia Monfried, editor, Jasmin Rubero, art director.

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Fall is for School, Disney Hyperion, June '17. Rotem Moskovich, editor, Maria Elias, art director.

Author/illustrator, Robert

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King Louie's Shoes! By D.J. Steinberg. Beach Lane Books, Simon $ Schuster.

Andrea Welch, editor, Lauren Rille,art director. Summer '17

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Louie was short, see. He wanted to be taller....

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Space Boy & the Snow Monster by Dian Curtis Regan. Boyd's Mill, Mary Colgan, editor, Tim Gillner, art director.  The third graphic novel for kids in this series, just finished, pub date sumetime late '17. Huge fun.

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