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Dylan the Villain by K.G. Campbell

16 Nov 2015

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K.G. Campbell’s Dylan the Villain nominated for Goldfinch Award

February 26, 2018

Congratulations to K.G. Campbell, whose picture book Dylan the Villain has been nominated for the Iowa Association of School Librarians’ Goldfinch Award for 2018-2019! This award is unique because children get to read the nominated titles and vote for the winner, directly influencing the yearly reading list. You can read more about the award here.

K.G. Campbell’s Dylan the Villain Selected for the Texas Library Association 2×2 Reading List

January 20, 2016

Every year, the Texas Library Association selects a list of 20 recommended books for children age two to grade two. This highly selective list is used by school and public librarians in Texas and across the country to select what books to buy for their library catalogs. K.G. Campbell‘s picture book Dylan the Villain, which tells the story of a little boy born to be a supervillain, was chosen to be on the current 2×2 list! Congratulations, K.G.!

The full 2×2 list can be found on the TLA site hereDylan the Villain can be purchased online here.

K. G. Campbell’s Dylan the Villain Comes Out Today

March 8, 2016

The wait is finally over! K. G. Campbell‘s latest picture book, Dylan the Villain, comes out today. Dylan the Villain tells the satirical story of a little boy born to be a super villain and his adventures at a school for villainous children. Dylan only came out today, but it’s already received plenty of advance praise and attention. The subscription service MyBookBox is featuring Dylan as their March picture book selection, the Children’s Book Review named it one of the Best Kids Books of March, and it was chosen for the Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List.

Young fans of Disney TV’s The Descendants and kids who adore the cinematic Minions will find the villainous Dylan particularly appealing.” – BCCB

Campbell’s depictions of Dylan’s antics are filled with humorous details…Soft watercolor and colored pencil illustrations counterbalance the story’s nefarious undercurrents for a playful take on first experiences with competition.” – Booklist

You can order Dylan the Villain online here.

K.G. Campbell’s Dylan the Villain is One of The Horn Book’s Reviews of the Week

February 4, 2016

The Horn Book chose K.G. Campbell‘s upcoming picture book Dylan the Villain as one of their Reviews of the Week! The Reviews of the Week are the three books of the week that the Horn Book feels people should be talking about. Congratulations, K.G. Campbell! You can see the list of chosen books here.

K.G. Campbell’s Dylan the Villain Praised by The Horn Book

January 26, 2016

K.G. Campbell’s Dylan the Villain has received more positive praise! The Horn Book, in their January/February issue, praised Campbell’s “soft-focus illustrations,” and the “dastardly details,” in many of the illustrations. They write that, “The well-paced narrative’s comedic timing reinforces the absurdity of the premise.” Dylan the Villain doesn’t come out until March 8th, but it’s already received praise from multiple sources, such as the Kirkus review. If you can’t wait for this exciting tale of child super villains, you can pre-order it here!

K.G. Campbell’s Dylan the Villain Reviewed By Kirkus

December 4, 2015

Kirkus wrote a review for Dylan the Villain, written and illustrated by K.G. Campbell. Dylan the Villain tells the story of a young boy born to be evil and his adventure at a school for super villains, including facing a rival who just might be even more evil than him. Kirkus writes that “Campbell paints great Rube Goldberg-style devices…and the book is sprinkled with terrific jokes,” and praises the clever details of the story. The whole review is on the Kirkus website. Dylan the Villain isn’t out until March 8th, but you can pre-order it here!

Review of Dylan the Villain, by K.G. Campbell, From Publisher’s Weekly

November 16, 2015

K.G. Campbell’s hilarious children’s book Dylan the Villain received an awesome review from Publisher’s Weekly! Dylan the Villain tells the story of a little boy born to be a super-villain and his exciting and challenging experiences at a school for villains just like him. Publisher’s Weekly writes that “Readers will easily pick up on the satiric notes in Campbell’s comedy, and his jaunty, vivid characters will remind some of them of a Pixar film.”

You can read the full review here. Dylan the Villain will be coming out soon!