What’s the Knock Knock Team Reading Right Now? March is National Reading Month

By glancing at our site, it’s easy to tell that we’re such ardent book lovers at Knock Knock. There’s the Personal Library Kit, Bookmark Pads, and Reading Rumpus, for starters. We’re happy dive into and devour pages like no other. So, we’re excited to celebrate National Reading Month this year and share the titles we’re reading now and why we’re …

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Let’s Go to Space with Col. Chris Hadfield!

Upon returning from this year’s TED2014 conference, our head honcho, Jen, surprised the Knock Knock team with our very own personal copies of Col. Chris Hadfield’s memoir, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. As fans of Hadfield’s Reddit AMAs, his amazing cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” and his all-around badassery, we’re all really psyched to read about his space explorations and the life lessons he learned while …

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100 Reasons to Panic Books Win PRINT Design Award! Awards and Recognition

Our 100 Reasons to Panic About Getting Married and 100 Reasons to Panic about Having a Baby books both received recognition in PRINT Magazine’s PRINT Regional Design Awards for the Far West division. (Awesome!) Also, be sure to pick up a copy of PRINT Magazine’s December 2013 Regional Design Annual issue, where both100 Reasons to Panic titles will be featured. …

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Coolness Graphed: Graphing What’s Cool and What’s Not Hand-Drawn Charts for Hot-Button Topics

The coolness scale is ever-changing these days. Good thing RC Jones and his Coolness Graphed book rollicks through what’s cool and what’s totally not. A few examples of topics he covers: The Government   Instances in Which to Call Ghostbusters   People   Suits   Having Your Arm in An Upright Cast Things to Release at A Wedding Ceremony   …

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CAN’T HIDE THE TALENT: INTRODUCING “HIDE AND EEK!” HEAD HONCHO HELLO FOR AUGUST 2013

The Knock Knock marketing team just created the most kick-ass video ever. EVER. I’m really, really proud to debut it here, an introduction to an innovative children’s book in our Fall 2013 list, Hide & Eek!, by Hat-trick, the amazingly talented folks I met at Design Indaba a couple years back, and illustrated by Rebecca Sutherland. Oh my god, it’s …

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Going with the Flow (Chart) Head Honcho Hello for July 2013

Flowchart concocted in honor of the amazing Inconsequential Dilemmas: 45 Flowcharts for Life’s Peskier Questions, created by the Knock Knock team with no help or input whatsoever from me. I could not be more proud.

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A Fun Way to Customize Your Personal Library Kit From a Fan

Here’s a crafty spin on our Personal Library Kit from our UK Instagram follower Stephanie, aka @sruss2210. Thanks for the tip, Stephanie! Use an eye-grabbing stamp of your choice to create a visual reminder of who the book belongs too. It’s almost like you’re creating your very own logo for each insert. Feel free to use our WTF Stamp in …

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826LA’s Book Release Party Thumbs-Up for "A Fireplace with a Cold Fire In It"

In our Read Across America post, we mentioned one of our favorite orgs, 826LA, a literary and creative writing nonprofit with a branch down the street from Knock Knock headquarters. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending 826LA Mar Vista’s book release party for A Fireplace with a Cold Fire In It, a paperback filled with Denver-inspired …

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Celebrate Read Across America Day With Us! And Take 25% Off Our This or That Activity Book!

We love books, we love reading, and we’re certainly fans of Dr. Seuss. This year, we wanted to do something extra special to celebrate the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1. NEA’s Read Across America program lands on Dr. Seuss’s birthday and aims to encourage kids of all ages to get excited about reading through …

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Meet Hat-trick Design! The Design Minds behind “Phobophobia”

In spring 2011, designers Jim Sutherland and Gareth Howat gaped at the city of Cape Town from a helicopter tens of thousands of feet above South Africa’s mountainous coastline. The Hat-trick Design duo was in town for the annual Design Indaba Conference, and traveled from their UK studio to participate as speakers. During that helo ride, they met a fellow …

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