September 26, 2020

Crushes of the Week: September 20-26, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. Talking Is Not My Thing by Rose Robbins (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, September, 2020)
  2. Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall (Candlewick Press, September 2020)
  3. Probably a Narwhal by Shelley Moore Thomas and Jenn Harney (Boyds Mills Press, September 2020)
  4. You Might Find Yourself by Tai Snaith (Thames& Hudson, September 2020)
  5. Stay, Little Seed by Cristiana Valentini and Philip Giordano (Greystone Kids, April 2020)
  6. Why Are You So Quiet? by Jaclyn Desforges and Risa Hugo (Annick Press, September 2020)
  7. Duck and Penguin Do Not Like Sleepovers by Julia Woolf (Peachtree Publishing, September 2020)

September 24, 2020


The Paper Boat: A Refugee Story by Thao Lam is another brilliant wordless display of Lam's talents as a paper cut and collage connoisseur.

September 22, 2020

Let's Talk Illustrators #156: Seng Soun Ratanavanh

I was thrilled to connect with French illustrator Seng Soun Ratanavanh about her illustrations for the third Miyuki picture book Thank You, Miyuki, written by Roxane Marie Galliez! Anyone familiar with Seng Soun's work knows her illustrations are inspired by Japanese art and full of brightly patterned colors, and anyone who knows Miyuki knows they're in for a treat with this newest adventure. Enjoy our chat!

September 19, 2020

Crushes of the Week: September 13-19, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. When My Dad Went to the Jungle by Gusti and Anne Decis (Greystone Kids, June 2020)
  2. The Egg by Valério Geraldo (Owlkids, August 2020)
  3. I'll Believe You When...Unbelievable Idioms from Around the World by Susan Schubert and Raquel Bonita (Lantana Publishing, September 2020)
  4. Time to Roar by Olivia A. Cole and Jessica Gibson (Bloomsbury Publishing, September 2020)
  5. Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret by Jess Keating and Katie Hickey (Tundra Books, June 2020)
  6. Leafy Critters by Yvonne Lacet (Blue Dot Kids Press, May 2020)
  7. Little Green Donkey by Anuska Allepuz (Candlewick Press, July 2020)
  8. Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children by Hollis Kurman and Barroux (Charlesbridge Publishing, September 2020)