December 19, 2022

Favorite Undies of 2022

The end of 2022 is fast approaching, which means it's time for my annual casewrap wrap-up! Here are my favorite undie reveals of the past year, and don't forget that you can see previous wrap-ups here and watch my casewrap reveals all year round here.

December 17, 2022

Crushes of the Week: December 11-17, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. A Story Is to Share: How Ruth Krauss Found Another Way to Tell a Tale by Carter Higgins and Isabelle Arsenault (Harry N. Abrams, October 2022)
  2. The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin (Neal Porter Books, December 2022)
  3. All Through the Night: Important Jobs That Get Done at Night by Polly Faber and Harriet Hobday (Candlewick Press, November 2022)
  4. Tomorrow Is New Year's Day: Seollal, a Korean Celebration of the Lunar New Year by Aram Kim (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, December 2022)
  5. Chirri & Chirra, in the Night by Kaya Doi and translated by David Boyd (Enchanted Lion Books, December 2022)
  6. Mending the Moon by Emma Pearl and Sara Ugolotti (Page Street Kids, November 2022)

December 15, 2022


Gotcha! by Clotilde Perrin and translated by Daniel Hahn is an oversized, lift-the-flap book about fairy tales and finding your inner power.

December 13, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #233: Marcela Avelar

For my final interview of the year, I'm so excited to share my conversation with debut illustrator Marcela Avelar! Marcela illustrated Valerie June's Grammy-winning song Somebody to Love: The Story of Valerie June's Sweet Little Baby Banjolele, and the light, emotional illustrations are a breath of fresh air. Enjoy our chat, and more illustrator interviews to come in the new year!

December 12, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

December 10, 2022

Crushes of the Week: December 4-10, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Kimchi, Kimchi Every Day by Erica Kim (Soaring Kite Books, October 2022)
  2. Whose Footprints Are These? by Gerda Muller (Floris Books, October 2022)
  3. Off to the Market: A Celebration of Markets, Cooking, and Fresh Food by Alice Oehr (Scribble, November 2022)
  4. Grandad's Pink Trousers by Lucie Hasova Truhelkova and Andrea Tachezy (Albatros Media, October 2022)
  5. We Are Love by Patricia Hegarty and Thomas Elliott (Tiger Tales, November 2022)
  6. Hana's Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta and Manal Mirza (Barefoot Books, October 2022)
  7. Run! by Guilherme Karsten (Owlkids, November 2022)
  8. When Words Have Power by Lisa Chong and Kaitlin Yang (West Margin Press, October 2022)
  9. The Snail by Emily Hughes (Chronicle Books, November 2022)
  10. The Baker by the Sea by Paula White (Templar Books, November 2022)

December 9, 2022

Endpapers for the end of your week!

2022 Endies Winners

And today we announce the winners of the first-ever The Endies: Endpaper Awards! Check out the winners on Travis Jonkers' blog 100 Scope Notes here.

December 8, 2022

2022 Undies Winners

The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the annual Undies Awards! Check out the winners on Travis Jonkers' blog 100 Scope Notes here.

Endies Awards are up tomorrow!

December 5, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

December 3, 2022

Crushes of the Week: November 27-December 3, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Building an Orchestra of Hope: How Favio Chavez Taught Children to Make Music from Trash by Carmen Oliver and Luisa Uribe (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, October 2022)
  2. Life with My Dragon: Five Heart-Warming Tales by Fred Benaglia and Didier Lévy (Thames & Hudson, November 2022)
  3. Sidney the Lonely Cloud by Tim Hopgood (Flyaway Books, October 2022)
  4. Me and the Boss: A Story about Mending and Love by Michelle Edwards and April Harrison (Anne Schwartz Books, October 2022)
  5. Hiders Seekers Finders Keepers: How Animals Adapt in Winter by Jessica Kulekjian and Salini Perera (Kids Can Press, October 2022)
  6. What Do You See When You Look at a Tree? by Emma Carlisle (Templar Books, November 2022)
  7. The Golden Age: Ovid's Metamorphoses by Ovid, Heinz Janisch, and Ana Sender (NorthSouth Books, October 2022)