February 23, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #169: Julia Kuo

I am so pleased to share my conversation with Julia Kuo today! Julia is the illustrator I Dream of Popo, written by Livia Blackburne, and even if you haven't had the exact same experiences as the characters, it's easy to connect with this story right now. In a time when everyone is forced to be socially distant, this book helps readers find ways of connecting with loved ones across long distances and staying positive. Enjoy our chat!

February 20, 2021

Crushes of the Week: February 14-20, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia by Barbara Sandri, Francesco Giubbilini, and Camilla Pintonato (Princeton Architectural Press, February 2021)
  2. Honeybee: The Busy Life of APIs Mellifera by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann (Neal Porter Books, February 2020)
  3. Road Trip! a Whiskers Hollow Adventure by Steve Light (Candlewick Press, February 2021)
  4. Miki Gets Dressed by Stephanie Babin and Julie Mercier (Twirl, February 2021)
  5. There Is a Rainbow by Grant Snider and Theresa Trinder (Chronicle Books, January 2021)
  6. A Night at the Farm: A Bedtime Party by Chelsea Cates and Quinn Metal Corbin (Running Kids Press, February 2021)
  7. Oh So Kind! by Joy Cho and Angie Stalker (Cartwheel Books, December 2020)

February 18, 2021


Surprise! Slide and Play Shapes by Elsa Fouquier is a clever, tactile board book where there are no wrong answers!

February 16, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #168: Hyewon Yum

Hope Lim's I Am a Bird, illustrated by Hyewon Yum, is a beautifully expressive book that captures the importance of embracing similarities and giving strangers a chance. I hope you enjoy my interview with Hyewon, whose illustrations bring this beautiful story to life!

February 13, 2021

Crushes of the Week: February 7-13, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. My Tickle Toes (Together Time Books) by Carolina Búzio (Cartwheel Books, October 2020)
  2. Hello, Earth!: Poems to Our Planet by Joyce Sidman and Miren Asiain Lora (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, February 2021)
  3. Wolfboy by Andy Harkness (Bloomsbury Publishing, February 2021)
  4. The Secret Fawn by Kallie George and Elly MacKay (Tundra Books, February 2021)
  5. Turn Seek Find: Habitats by Ben Newman (Twirl, February 2021)
  6. If Winter Comes, Tell It I'm Not Here by Simona Ciraolo (Candlewick Press, October 2020)