First off, Austin-area folks, I’ll be reading and signing Shark Vs. Train this Saturday, June 26, at the Arboretum Barnes & Noble.

For details on the event, info on my other upcoming appearances, and other news about me and my books, check out the latest edition of Bartography Express (available online through mid-July).

Some other big news this weekend: Shark Vs. Train will appear on the New York Times’ list of best-selling picture books for the second week in a row!

What else is new? Real quickly-like:

Last Saturday, I got to share the bill with a tank containing live sharks at a party hosted by the Starlight Foundation at this downtown Austin bar.

I received PDFs this week for the galleys of Can I See Your I.D.?, the cover of which is beyond captivating — I can’t wait to share it here.

I’m happily submerged in the research for a new picture book biography. “Happily,” as in “I got my kicks during my lunch hour this Tuesday by rooting around in the microfilm section of a university library.”

My friend Audrey Vernick has a brand-new book out this week, but you’ll probably like it only if you have a thing for really funny books by really funny people.