January 31, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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January 29, 2022

Crushes of the Week: January 23-29, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Ready for the Spotlight by Jaime Kim (Candlewick Press, January 2022)
  2. Can You Hear Me? by Ekaterina Trukhan (Milky Way Picture Books, November 2021)
  3. Rock and Roll by Hazel Terry (Tiny Owl Publishing, February 2022)
  4. Little Pea's Grand Journey by Davide Cali and Sébastien Mourrain (Harry N. Abrams, November 2021)
  5. Sylvia Finds a Way by Stephanie Shaw and Fiona Lee (West Margin Press, November 2021)
  6. Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist by Philip Dray and Stephen Alcor (Peachtree Publishing Company, November 2021)

January 27, 2022


Playing With Lanterns by Wang Yage and Zhu Chengliang and translated by Helen Wang celebrates exciting and joyful moments during a Chinese New Year celebration!

January 25, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #201: Devon Holzwarth

Tía Fortuna's New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey by Ruth Behar and Devon Holzwarth is a tender multicultural, multigenerational story of familial love, tradition, and togetherness. Devon's illustrations breathe energetic and warm life into the characters in Ruth's text, and I hope you enjoy my conversation with Devon about her process for creating that energy and warmth!

January 24, 2022

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January 22, 2022

Crushes of the Week: January 16-22, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Sweet, Sweet Baby! by Javaka Steptoe (Cartwheel Books, January 2022)
  2. The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice by Carole Boston Weatherford and Laura Freeman (Random House Studio, January 2022)
  3. Ear Worm! by Jo Knowles and Galia Bernstein (Candlewick Press, January 2022)
  4. Little Bee's Flower by Jacob Souva (West Margin Press, October 2021)
  5. And... by Philippe Jalbert (Berbay Publishing, October 2021)
  6. Love Is for Roaring by Mike Kerr and Renata Liwska (Bloomsbury Publishing, PLC, January 2022)
  7. The Animal Show by Marcos Farina (Little Gestalten, January 2022)

January 19, 2022


Where Is Bina Bear? by Mike Curato is a gentle, yet powerful tale of two friends learning to understand and trust one another.

January 17, 2022

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January 15, 2022

Crushes of the Week: January 9-15, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. My Grandma's Photos by Özge Bahar Sunar, Senta Urgan, and Amy Marie Spangler (Amazon Crossing Kids, January 2022)
  2. Lunch Every Day by Kathryn Otoshi (Ko Kids Books, October 2021)
  3. Dumpling Day by Meera Sriram and Inés de Antuñano (Barefoot Books, November 2021)
  4. Miss Meow by Jane Smith (West Margin Press, September, 2021)
  5. Sunny or Cloudy? by Lenka Chytilova and Veronika Zacharova (Albatros Media, November 2021)
  6. Nobody Owns the Moon by Tohby Riddle (Berbay Publishing, October 2021)
  7. Inside the Suitcase by Clotilde Perrin (Gecko Press, September 2021)
  8. Friends Are Friends, Forever by Dane Liu and Lynn Scurfield (Henry Holt & Company, January 2022)
  9. New Year by Mei Zihan and Qin Leng (Greystone Kids, November 2021)

January 13, 2022


One Day by Lee Juck and Kim Seung-youn, translated by Asuka Minamoto and Dianne Chung is a lyrical exploration of one child's grief after his grandfather passes away.

January 11, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #200: Nahid Kazemi

If you can believe it, 2022 is here and so is my 200th interview! I'm so excited to share author-illustrator Nahid Kazemi's illustration process with you all for her new picture book Shahrzad and the Angry King, publishing today! Happy New Year, and happy reading!

January 10, 2022

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