May 19, 2022

THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

The Song of the Nightingale by Tanya Landman and Laura Carlin is the story of how nightingales got their golden voices.



May 16, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

We've got a case(wrap) of the Mondays!


May 14, 2022

Crushes of the Week: May 8-14, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Tiny Dino by Deborah Freedman (Viking Books for Young Readers, April 2022)
  2. Flowers Are Pretty Weird! by Rosemary Mosco and Jacob Souva (Tundra Books, April 2022)
  3. In Our Garden by Pat Zietlow Miller and Melissa Crowton (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, March 2022)
  4. The Gift of the Little People: A Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Ithiniwak Story by William Dumas and Rhian Brynjolson (Highwater Press, February 2022)
  5. Franz's Phantasmagorical Machine by Beth Anderson and Caroline Hamel (Kids Can Press, May 2022)
  6. Lizzy and the Cloud by The Fan Brothers (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 2022)
  7. One Hundred Percent Me by Renee Macalino Rutledge and Anita Prades (Bloom Books for Young Readers, May 2022)
  8. Rafa Counts on Papá by Joe Cepeda (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, May 2022)
       

May 12, 2022

THE BEAR AND THE LITTLE GREEN THING

The Bear and the Little Green Thing by DianDian is the story of an unusual friendship between a sapling and a bear.



May 10, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #213: Rahele Jomepour Bell

Angry Me, written by Sandra V. Feder and illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell, helps kids examine ways of communicating strong feelings. I was super lucky to catch Rahele to talk to her about about her illustration processes for the book (and its forthcoming companion Peaceful Me!) and gain some insight into how she visually developed the main character's full range of emotions. Enjoy our chat!