Obituaries and News

Remy Charlip Dies at Age 83: Remy Charlip died at the age of 83 in his longtime San Francisco home.  He was the author and illustrator of several picture books, including Fortunately ((1964), Sleepytime Rhyme (1999), and Handtalk (1974). He was also a prominent choreographer, founder of the Paper Bag Players theatre company, and model for illustrations of Georges Melies in Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Illustrator Jose Aruego Dies: Jose Aruego, illustrator of several popular picture books, died on August 9 – his 80th birthday. Many of his books were collaborations with his wife Arianne Dewey; he also illustrated several popular picture books by Robert Kraus including Leo the Late Bloomer.

CLA Briefings: The latest issue of Briefings Newsletter is now available: .  Briefings Newsletter is a publication of the Youth Services Interest Group. To learn more about the Youth Services Interest Group and to view past issues of Briefings, please visit us at:

Milkweed Prize:  Molly Beth Griffen has won the Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature for her debut teen novel Silhouette of a Sparrow (Milkweed, 2012).

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