Word of the JLG selection was a nice piece of news to receive five months before the publication date. (Learn more about what that selection means.) As I mentioned a few weeks ago when I revealed the book cover, How to Make a Book (About My Dog) — written by me, illustrated by Sarah Horne, and coming this October from Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing — is a nonfiction picture book about how nonfiction picture books are made.

And yes, we do explain how the hard covers are made, because we know what’s on the minds of aspiring first-grade authors everywhere.