April 20, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #174: Rosie Haine

It was so exciting to talk to debut author-illustrator Rosie Haine about It Isn't Rude to Be Nude! This book has been on my radar since it came out in the UK last year because it's absolutely brilliant, beautiful, and inclusive, and I know you're going to love it as much as I do! So without any further ado, here is my conversation with Rosie about this remarkable book!

April 17, 2021

Crushes of the Week: April 11-17, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela's Hope for His Nation by Lindsey McDivitt and Charly Palmer (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, March 2021)
  2. Perdu by Richard Jones (Peachtree Publishers, April 2021)
  3. Sail by Dorien Brouwers (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 2021)
  4. Butterflies Are Pretty ... Gross! by Rosemary Mosco and Jacob Souva (Tundra Books, April 2021)
  5. Little SAP: The Magical Story of a Little Forest Family by Jan Hughes and Ruth Hengeveld (Harry N. Abrams, March 2021)

April 15, 2021


Hear My Voice / Escucha mi voz shares the stories of 61 children who have been detained at the US-Mexico border.

April 13, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #173: EB Goodale

I was so excited to chat with EB Goodale about her newest picture book The House of Grass and Sky, written by Mary Lyn Ray. EB breathes life and joy into to the titular house, and she gets a chance to showcase a wide range of significant moments with delicacy and curiosity that has viewers longing for more. Enjoy our conversation!

April 10, 2021

Crushes of the Week: April 4-10, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile by María José Ferrada and María Elena Valdez (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, March 2021)
  2. Bruno the Beekeeper: A Honey Primer by Aneta Frantiska Holasov (Candlewick Press, March 2021)
  3. Bad Apple by Huw Lewis Jones and Ben Sanders (Thames & Hudson, March 2021)
  4. Carpenter's Helper by Sybil Rosen and Camille Garoche (Schwartz & Wade Books, March 2021)
  5. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper (Carolrhoda Books, February 2021)
  6. How to Build an Insect by Roberta Gibson and Anne Lambelet (Millbrook Press, April 2021)
  7. Two Can Play by Margaret Sturton (Andersen Press, April 2021)

April 8, 2021


Journey Around the Sun: The Story of Halley's Comet by James Gladstone and Ya'ara Eshet takes readers through time and space from the point of view of Halley's Comet.

April 6, 2021


The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo and Gianluca Folì expands on one of Kahlo's childhood memories.

April 3, 2021

Crushes of the Week: March 28-April 3, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Rissy No Kissies by Katey Howes and Jess Engle (Carolrhoda Books, March 2021)
  2. My Day with the Panye by Tami Charles and Sara Palacios (Candlewick Press, March 2021)
  3. Bloom by Anne Booth and Robyn Wilson-Owen (Tiny Owl Publishing, April 2021)
  4. Cougar Crossing: How Hollywood's Celebrity Cougar Helped Build a Bridge for City Wildlife by Meeg Pincus and Alexander Vidal (Beach Lane Books, February 2021)
  5. Lost by Alexandra Mîrzac (Tate Publishing, March 2021)
  6. Yawn by Patricia Hegarty and Teresa Bellón (Tiger Tales, February 2021)
  7. Marvelous Machines: A Magic Lens Book by Jane Wilsher and Andrés Lozano (What on Earth Books, February 2021)

April 1, 2021


We Became Jaguars by Dave Eggers and Woodrow White demonstrates the power of storytelling to bring people together.

March 27, 2021

Crushes of the Week: March 21-27, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Wanda by Mathabo Tlali, Sihle Nontshokweni, and Chantelle and Burgen Thorne (Crocodile Books, March 2021)
  2. Facing Fear by Karen Lynn Williams and Sara Palacios (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, March, 2021)
  3. Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross 

    Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by 

    Traci Sorell and Natasha Donovan (Millbrook Press, March 2021)
  4. The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe by Sandra Nickel and Aimée Sicuro (Harry N. Abrams, March 2021)
  5. Blue Ridge Babies 1, 2, 3: A Counting Book by Laura Sperry Gardner and Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Page Street Kids, March 2021)
  6. Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat by Mara Rockliff and Giselle Potter (Beach Lane Books, January 2021)
  7. Can I Sit with You? by Sarah Jacoby (Chronicle Books, March 2021)

March 25, 2021


My First Day by Phùng Nguyên Quang and Huỳnh Kim Liên tells one Vietnamese child's story of going to school.

March 23, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #172: Nikki McClure

I got a chance to chat with author-illustrator Nikki McClure about her recent, stunning counting book 1, 2, 3, Salish Sea, and I found myself as enraptured as I thought I would be! We also talk about how her process has evolved since she started creating children's books thirty years ago. Enjoy our conversation below!

March 16, 2021


Sleep Like Me by Georgian author-illustrator Tatia Nadareishvili is the perfect bedtime story for a restless night.

March 13, 2021

Crushes of the Week: March 7-13, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Laxmi's Mooch by Shelly Anand and Nabi H Ali (Kokila, March 2021)
  2. Princess Arabella at the Museum by Mylo Freeman (Cassava Republic Press, January 2021)
  3. Anonymouse by Vikki Vansickle and Anna Pirolli (Tundra Books, February 2021)
  4. An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk (Henry Holt & Company, February 2021)
  5. No Buddy Like a Book by Allan Wolf and Brianne Farley (Candlewick Press, February 2021)
  6. A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis (Neal Porter Books, April 2020)