October 31, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

We've got a case(wrap) of the Mondays!

October 29, 2022

Crushes of the Week: October 23-29, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Namaste Is a Greeting by Suma Subramaniam and Sandhya Prabhat (Candlewick Press, October 2022)
  2. My Neighborhood by María José Ferrada and Ana Penyas and translated by Kit Maude (Tapioca Stories, October 2022)
  3. Pebbles to the Sea by Marie-Andrée Arsenault and Dominique LeRoux and translated by Shelley Tanaka (Groundwood Books, October 2022)
  4. Little Wild Animal Hugs by Hans Wilhelm and Kirwan Wednesday (Chronicle Books, October 2022)
  5. Herbert on the Slide by Rilla Alexander (Hippo Park, October 2022)
  6. Lost by Sam Usher (Templar Books, October 2022)
  7. We Would Pretend by André Marois and Gérard DuBois (Milky Way Picture Books, October 2022)
  8. Mr. Bear's World of Food by Virginie Aracil (Twirl, September 2022)
  9. Fonchito and the Moon by Mario Vargas Llosa and Marta Chicote Juiz (Kales Press, October 2022)
  10. Beautiful You, Beautiful Me by Tasha Spillett-Sumner and Salini Perera (Owlkids, October 2022)

October 27, 2022


Still This Love Goes on, based on the song by Buffy Sainte-Marie and illustrated by Julie Flett, celebrates community and hopeful promise of seeing loved ones again soon.

October 25, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #228: Gökçe İrten

Turkish author-illustrator Gökçe İrten recently gave me some insight into her process for her latest picture book All of Us, and I'm excited to share those pearls of wisdom here today! I hope you love taking a deeper look at this sweet and uniquely-illustrated book with me!

October 24, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

We've got a case(wrap) of the Mondays!

October 22, 2022

Crushes of the Week: October 16-22, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. If I Had a Vampire Bat by Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow (Thames & Hudson, October 2022)
  2. Octopuses Have Zero Bones: A Counting Book about Our Amazing World by Anne Richardson and Andrea Antinori (Tra Publishing, September 2022)
  3. Teddy, Let's Go! by Michelle Nott and Nahid Kazemi (Enchanted Lion Books, September 2022)
  4. Say Hello? by Sung Mi Kim and translated by Clare Richards (Berbay Publishing, October 2022)
  5. The Fairy Atlas: Fairy Folk of the World by Anna Claybourne and Miren Asiain Lora (Laurence King, October 2022)
  6. Boney by Cary Fagan and Dasha Tolstikova (Groundwood Books, October 2022)
  7. The Box by Isabella Paglia and Paolo Prioetti and translated by Laura Watkinson (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, October 2022)

October 18, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #227: Tania Yakunova

Today I'm super excited to share my conversation with up-and coming-illustrator Tania Yakunova! Tania's debut comes in the form of Dr. Rekha S. Rajan's super fun and interactive board book series This Is Music: Horns and This Is Music: Drums, and it was a (horn) blast talking to Tania about her research for the project and (drumroll, please)...what they have coming next for the series! Okay, enough puns, let's get to it!

October 17, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

We've got a case(wrap) of the Mondays!

October 14, 2022

Latin American Artists in Conversation

On September 22, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art hosted New York-based publisher Tapioca Stories for a conversation with their award-winning Latin American authors and illustrators Andrés Sandoval, Mariana Alcántara, and Guilherme Karsten. If these names sound familiar to you, it's because I have interviewed each of them here on Let's Talk Picture Books (you can see those links at the bottom of this post), and I'm so excited to host the official summary of the event here. If you'd like to watch the event as it was recorded in Spanish, scroll all the way down and you'll find a YouTube video you can click on. Let's talk Latin American artists!


October 3, 2022

Announcing the Undies and Introducing the Endies

Super excited to announce that I'm joining my buddies (and #inspirations) Travis Jonker and Carter Higgins for their annual Undies Awards, and together we're also launching The Endies: Endpaper Awards!

Rules and nomination form for favorite undies are here.

Rules and nomination form for favorite endies are here.

Good luck!!