August 17, 2019

Crushes of the Week: August 11-17, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Flora Forager ABC by Bridget Beth Collins (Little Bigfoot, March 2019)
  2. I Love All of Me (Wonderful Me) by Lorie Ann Grover and Carolina Búzio (Cartwheel Books, September 2019)
  3. Duckworth, the Difficult Child by Michael Sussman and Júlia Sardà (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, June 2019)
  4. Animal Habitats: Search & Find Activity Book by Sam Hutchinson and Sarah Dennis (Princeton Architectural Press, August 2019)
  5. Idriss and His Marble by Rene Gouichoux and Zau (Starberry Books, September 2019)
  6. Garbage Dog by Eleni Kalorkoti and Robbie Wilkinson (Little Gestalten, August 2019)

August 13, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators #116: Dream Chen

I was lucky enough to get a chance to chat illustrator Dream Chen about her illustration and story processes for Butterflies on the First Day of School, written by Annie Silvestro. The illustrations are as sweet as the story, and it was delightful chatting with Dream. Have a read (and a look!).

August 10, 2019

Crushes of the Week: August 4-10, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Twins: A Picture Book by Mike Ciccotello (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), August 2019)
  2. Little Bird by Antonio Boffa (White Star Kids, April 2019)
  3. A Surprise for Little Mole by Orianne Lallemand and Claire Frossard (Auzou, June 2019)
  4. The Luckiest Snowball by Elliot Kreloff (Holiday House, September 2019)
  5. Brian the Brave by Paul Stewart and Jane Porter (Flyaway Books, August 2019)
  6. How Did I Get Here?: Your Story from the Big Bang to Your Birthday by Philip Bunting (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, November 2019)
  7. Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor by Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu (Sterling Children's Books, February 2019)
  8. Dogs and their People by Anne Lambelet (Page Street Kids, June 2019)

August 3, 2019

Crushes of the Week: July 28-August 3, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English and Javaka Steptoe (Clarion Books, June 2019)
  2. Darwin's Tree of Life by Michael Bright and Margaux Carpentier (Crocodile Books, July 2019)
  3. My Fairy Library by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Laurence King Publishing, July 2019)
  4. Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, June 2019)
  5. Ancient Wonders by Iris Volant and Avalon Nuovo (Flying Eye Books, July 2019)
  6. The Big Book of Monsters: The Creepiest Creatures from Classic Literature by Hal Johnson and Tim Sievert (Workman Publishing Company, September 2019)
  7. Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond and Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Peachtree Publishing Company, October 2019)
  8. I Am a Tiger by Karl Newson and Ross Collins (Scholastic Press, July 2019)

August 1, 2019


Thao Lam's brilliant new book My Cat Looks Like My Dad emphasizes the idea that family is what you make of it.

July 30, 2019

July 27, 2019

Crushes of the Week: July 21-27, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare (Margaret Ferguson Books, May 2019)
  2. Truman by Jean Reidy and Lucy Ruth Cummins (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, July 2019)
  3. Good Night, Wind: A Yiddish Folktale by Linda Elovitz Marshall and Maelle Doliveux (Holiday House, February 2019)
  4. Tony T-Rex's Family Album: A Dinosaur Family History by Rob Hodgson and Mike Benton (Thames & Hudson, May 2019)
  5. Stop! Bot! by James Yang (Viking Books for Young Readers, July 2019)
  6. Hide and Seek by Katie May Green (Candlewick, July 2019)

July 25, 2019


While Grandpa Naps by Naomi Danis and Junghwa Park is a sweet meditation on family and patience.

July 23, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators #115: Ricardo Cortés

In 1980, "Party" first appeared as a short story in The New Yorker. It told tale of three girls attending a gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Nancy Drew book. Ricardo Cortés adapted Kincaid's story in Party: A Mystery, but like the original tale, it's still up to readers to decide what happens. Take a closer look at Ricardo's process below.

July 20, 2019

Crushes of the Week: July 14-20, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Mira's Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal and Rebeca Luciani (Lantana Publishing, April 2019)
  2. Two Brothers, Four Hands by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, and Hadley Hooper (Neal Porter Books, April 2019)
  3. Get Me Out of This Book: Rules and Tools for Being Brave by Deborah Cholette, Kalli Dakos, and Sara Infante (Holiday House, June 2019)
  4. I Am So Clever by Mario Ramos (Gecko Press, April 2019)
  5. The Big Book of Birds by Yuval Zommer (Thames & Hudson, June 2019)
  6. A Taste of the World: What People Eat and How They Celebrate Around the Globe by Beth Walrond (Little Gestalten, August 2019)