April 30, 2020


Things That Go Away is another beautiful and powerful story from Beatrice Alemagna centered on love and self-reflection.

April 28, 2020

Let's Talk Illustrators #141: Akiko Miyakoshi

It was such an honor to chat with Akiko Miyakoshi about I Dream of a Journey. Akiko's striking charcoal illustrations are instantly recognizable across her books, so I was particularly glad to catch her as she plays with a new medium for this dreamy story. Enjoy the read!

April 18, 2020

Crushes of the Week: April 12-18, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. Eat the Cake by M. H. Clark and Jana Glatt (Compendium Publishing & Communications, February 2020)
  2. When the Earth Shook by Lisa Lucas and Laurie Stein (Tilbury House Publishers, March 2020)
  3. A Last Goodbye by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim (Owlkids, April 2020)
  4. The Bedtime Book by S. Marendaz and Carly Gledhill (Tiger Tales., February 2020)
  5. My Panda Sweater by Gillies Baum and Barroux (Barefoot Books, March 2020)
  6. Tanna's Owl by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, and Yong Ling Kang (Inhabit Media, January 2020)
  7. Up and Down Mom by Summer Macon (Child's Play International, April 2020)
  8. A Stopwatch from Grampa by Loretta Garbutt and Carmen Mok (Kids Can Press, April 2020)

April 16, 2020


Letters From Bear by partners Gauthier David and Marie Caudry is their English-language debut about a bear traveling to find a friend.

April 14, 2020

Let's Talk Illustrators #140: Anna Cunha

A Story About Afiya by award-winning Jamaican poet James Berry features illustrations by Anna Cunha that perfectly showcase the depth of the titular character's imagination. The combination of Berry's words and Cunha's images has the book radiating warmth and wonder, and I was honored to catch up with Anna about her process for illustrating Berry's words. Enjoy our chat!

April 11, 2020

Crushes of the Week: April 5-11, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis (Neal Porter Books, April 2020)
  2. The Big Bang Book by Asa Stahl and Carly Allen-Fletcher (Creston Books, April 2020)
  3. Little Cheetah's Shadow by Marianne Dubuc (Princeton Architectural Press, April 2020)
  4. Canadian Women Now and Then: More than 100 Stories of Fearless Trailblazers by Elizabeth MacLeod and Maia Faddoul (Kids Can Press, April 2020)
  5. Bernard Makes a Splash by Lisa Stickley (Tate Publishing, April 2020)
  6. I Can Be Anything by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Chronicle Books, April 2020)
  7. Me and My Sister by Rose Robbins (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, April 2020)

April 9, 2020


Continuing this week's theme of traveling through art, What a Masterpiece! by Riccardo Guasco wordlessly carries readers through 30 famous pieces of art, all reimagined in Guasco's unique style.

April 7, 2020

Let's Talk Illustrators #139: Sassafras De Bruyn

I caught up with Dutch illustrator Sassafras De Bruyn about her most recent book to publish in English, The Hunter and His Dog. As a long-time fan, it was great to talk to Sassafrass about her work and how it has evolved over the years. Take a closer look below!

April 4, 2020

Crushes of the Week: March 29-April 4, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. Castle of Books by Alessandro Sanna (Tate Publishing, March 2020)
  2. Lali's Feather by Farhana Zia and Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 2020)
  3. Princess Jill Never Sits Still by Margarita del Mazo and José Fragoso (Nubeocho, March 2020)
  4. Mermaid and Me by Soosh (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 2020)
  5. The Stone Giant by Anna Höglund (Gecko Press, April 2020)
  6. Under the Great Plum Tree by Sufiya Ahmed and Reza Dalvand (Tiny Owl Publishing, April 2020)
  7. A Serious Thought by Jonas Taul (Groundwood Books, April 2020)

April 2, 2020


In the Garden by Emma Giuliani is an oversized gardening book for kids, complete with flaps and facts!