July 24, 2024

Down to the Last Detail: ON A SUMMER NIGHT

I must share the gorgeous foil on the cover of this book, it's so evocative! You can practically feel the heat coming from the setting sun behind the child as the gold foil shimmers across the sunlit spaces in the doorway. Absolutely sublime!


July 22, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


July 20, 2024

Crushes of the Week: July 14-20, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Sour Apple by Linda Liu (Henry Holt & Company, July 2024)
  2. María Mariposa by Karla Arenas Valenti and Ana Ramírez González (Chronicle Books, July 2024)
  3. Sleeping Beauty by Magda Gargulakova and Shunsuke Satake (Albatros Media, July 2024)
  4. Keyana Loves School by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, July 2024)
  5. Under the Table by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman (Candlewick Press, July 2024)
  6. The Quacken by Justin Colón and Pablo Pino (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, July 2024)
  7. There's a Mountain in This Book by Rachel Elliot and Genevieve LaCroix (Thames & Hudson, June 2024)
  8. Building a Beak: How a Toucan's Rescue Inspired the World by Becca McMurdie and Diana Hernández (Page Street Kids, June 2024)
       

July 17, 2024

Down to the Last Detail: FUTURE

I don't even know where to start with this beauty! Talk about taking things to a new level...In addition to printing everything from the case cover to the interiors in multiple neon colors, everything also has a silvery, metallic sheen to it!


July 16, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #295: Sarthak Sinha

Today I'm sharing my conversation with Sarthak Sinha about his process for the first book in a new series with author Alom Shaha called How to Find a Rainbow. In the series we meet two pretty different Red Pandas, Reena and Rekha, and Sarthak takes us behind the scenes of illustrating these two distinct, lovable personalities.


July 15, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


July 13, 2024

Crushes of the Week: July 7-13, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Bijan Always Wins by Adib Khorram and Michelle Tran (Dial Books, July 2024)
  2. Griselda Snook's Spectacular Books by Barry Timms and Laura Borio (Tiger Tales, July 2024)
  3. Birth of the Bicycle: A Bumpy History of the Bicycle in America 1819-1900 by Sarah Nelson and Iacopo Bruno (Candlewick Press, July 2024)
  4. Marcelo, Martello, Marshmallow by Ruth Rocha, Ana Matsusaki, and Tal Goldfajn (Tapioca Stories, June 2024)
  5. My Book And Me by Linda Sue Park and Chris Raschka (Red Comet Press, June 2024)
  6. Park by Jo Byatt (Child's Play International, April 2024)
     

July 9, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #294: Saki Tanaka

Today I am so pleased to share my interview with debut picture book creator Saki Tanaka! Her first book is called Between Words: A Friendship Tale, and Saki graciously takes us on a deep-dive (pun intended!) of her process with lots of process images to share. Please enjoy!


July 8, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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