July 16, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators # 114: Hervé Tullet

Hervé Tullet's name has essentially become synonymous with interactive children's books. Each book he creates is more than a story between two boards: it's an experience to savor. His latest book I Have an Idea! is no exception, and I was thrilled to catch Hervé for a bit to talk to him about his career so far and how he comes up with his engaging books for children.

July 13, 2019

Crushes of the Week: July 7-13, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 2019)
  2. Home Is a Window by Stephanie Ledyard and Chris Sasaki (Neal Porter Books, April 2019)
  3. Let's Scare Bear by Yuko Katakawa (Holiday House, July 2019 )
  4. My Little Ocean (A Natural World Board Book) by Katrin Wiehle (HMH Books for Young Readers, June 2019)
  5. Unicorns 101 by Cale Atkinson (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, September 2019)
  6. At the Stroke of Goodnight by Clay Rice (Familius, August 2019)
  7. King Leonard's Teddy by Phoebe Swan (Child's Play International, May 2019)
  8. Maya and the Lost Cat by Caroline Magerl (Candlewick, May 2019)

July 10, 2019

Lorena Alvarez (The Children's Book Podcast #519)

Today I'm over at The Children's Book Podcast talking to Lorena Alvarez about the second comic i the Nightlights trilogy Hicotea! You can listen by clicking below, but make sure you head over to Matthew's site for show notes and more about the series!

July 9, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators #113: Jen Corace

I felt so lucky to catch up with illustrator Jen Corace about her newest book Small World, written by Ishta Mercurio. Jen adds layers of wonder, color, and geometry into every poetic word written by Mercurio, and it's hard not to spend hours looking at each individual spread. Needless to say, this book is pretty special, so I'll let Jen take the conversation from here. 

June 29, 2019

Crushes of the Week: June 23-29, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook Press, April 2019)
  2. The Secret Lives of Unicorns by Dr. Temisa Seraphini and Sophie Robin (Flying Eye Books, April 2019)
  3. The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth (Sterling Children's Books, May 2019)
  4. Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis (Neal Porter Books, March 2019)
  5. Aalfred and Aalbert by Morag Hood (Peachtree Publishing Company, September 2019)
  6. Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids by Elizabeth Haidle (HMH Books for Young Readers, May 2019)
  7. Yellow Yellow by Mark Alan Stamaty and Frank Asch (Enfant, May 2019) 
  8. Sun by Alison Oliver (Clarion Books, June 2019)

June 26, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators #112: Daniel Egnéus

I was lucky enough to get a chance to chat with Athens-based illustrator Daniel Egnéus about his illustration process for Lubna and Pebble. I've been a long time fan of Daniel's work since I saw his adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood back in 2011, so it was an extra special treat to talk to Daniel about his work in children's literature, specifically with a text designed to raise awareness of the refugee crisis. I hope you find our conversation insightful and thoughtful. 

June 20, 2019


Inside Outside by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Arégui is a wordless meditation on the concept of "inside" and "outside."