June 18, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #292: Estrela Lourenço

I am so pleased to share my interview with Portuguese author-illustrator Estrela Lourenço! Today we're talking about her hilarious and all-too-relatable picture book Walkies: A Dog's Tale and how the book is an ode to man (and woman!)'s best friend. Enjoy!

June 17, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

June 15, 2024

Crushes of the Week: June 9-15, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Itty Bitty Betty Blob by Constance Lombardo and Micah Player (Hippo Park, June 2024)
  2. Soul Step by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Kelly McWilliams, and Briana Mukodiri Uchendu (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, June 2024)
  3. A Different Kind of Fairy by Susana Torrubiano and Giulia Orecchia (NubeOcho, June 2024)
  4. Secret Gardeners: Growing a Community and Healing the Earth by Lina Laurent and Maija Hurme, translated by Sofia Karlsson and Jen Pulju Porter (Pajama Press, June 2024)
  5. Aqua Boy by Ken Wilson-Max (Candlewick Press, May 2024)

June 11, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #291: Cherry Mo

I was lucky enough to get a chance to chat with Cherry Mo about her debut picture book Home in a Lunchbox! I'm sharing our chat here with you all today, enjoy a peek inside this extra special book!

June 10, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

June 8, 2024

Crushes of the Week: June 2-8, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. There Was a Shadow by Bruce Handy and Lisk Feng (Enchanted Lion, May 2024)
  2. Endfixer by Noemi Vola and translated by Rosa Churcher Clarke (Berbay Publishing, April 2024)
  3. Gray by Laura Dockrill and Lauren Child (Candlewick Press, May 2024)
  4. A Family of Trees: My First Book of Forests by Peggy Thomas and Cookie Moon (Phaidon Press, May 2024)
  5. This Table by Alex Killian and Brooke Smart (Greystone Kids, May 2024)
  6. Loaf the Cat Goes to the Powwow by Nicholas Deshaw and Tara Audibert (Nancy Paulsen Books, May 2024)
  7. Paper Wishes by Tara Knudson and Kirsti Beautyman (Capstone Editions, January 2024)
  8. Life After Whale: The Amazing Ecosystem of a Whale Fall by Lynn Brunelle and Jason Chin (Neal Porter Books, June 2024)
  9. Squirrels! This Is Not a Book about Dinosaurs by Mélina Shoenborn and Felipe Arriagada-Nunez, translated by Jeffrey K Butt (Helvetiq, June 2024)