July 21, 2018

Crushes of the Week: July 15-21

This week's crushes:
  1. Simon and the Big, Bad, Angry Beasts: A Book about Anger by Ian de Haes (Flyaway Books, April 2018)
  2. The Doll Hospital by Kallie George and Sara Gillingham (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, June 2018)
  3. Hungry Bunny by Claudia Rueda (Chronicle Books, September 2018)
  4. It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! by Jody Jensen Shaffer and Claire Messer (Beach Lane Books, July 2018)
  5. I'm Fun, Too! (a Classic Lego Picture Book) by Jonathan Fenske (Scholastic Inc., August 2018)
  6. The Greatest Adventure by Tony Piedra (Arthur A. Levine Books, September 2018)

July 18, 2018


Is anyone else having as much fun as I am with graphic nonfiction?? Just take What's the Difference?: 40+ Pairs of the Seemingly Similar by Emma Strack and Guillaume Plantevin for example!

July 14, 2018

Crushes of the Week: July 8-14

This week's crushes:
  1. Bear's Scare by Jacob Grant (Bloomsbury Children's Books, June 2018)
  2. Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, July 2018)
  3. This Is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose and Josh Shipley (Lion Forge, May 2018)
  4. Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon by Suzanne Slade and Thomas Gonzalez (Peachtree Publishers, September 2018)
  5. What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris (Chronicle Books, September 2018)

July 13, 2018

The Little Book Series

Kanae Soto's board book series plays with images and words that encourage babies to explore the worlds they live in. So far in the series we have Happy Grumpy Loved: A Little Book of FeelingsHide Seek Sticky Sweet: A Little Book of Opposites, and Wiggle Jump Tickle: A Little Book of Actions, all of which boast fantastic colors, graphics, and concepts.

July 10, 2018


These Colors Are Bananas by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford is one of the most innovative color concept books I think I've ever seen, and I'm obsessed with it.

July 8, 2018


The Sockeye Mother by Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) and Natasha Donovan is a graphically stunning book about the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia and the importance of the sockeye salmon to almost every aspect of their lives.

July 7, 2018

Crushes of the Week: July 1-7

This week's crushes:
  1. Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel and Suzanne del Rizzo (Pajama Press, June 2018)
  2. Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything by Chelsea H. Rowe and Frank Dormer (Peachtree Publishers, October 2018)
  3. Charlotte's Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer's Field by Erin Rounds and Alison Carver (Tilbury House Publishers, August 2018)
  4. Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin and James Rey Sanchez (Creston Books, May 2018)
  5. You and Me, Me and You: Brothers by Miguel Tanco (Chronicle Books, November 2018)