April 1, 2023

Crushes of the Week: March 26-April 1, 2023

This week's crushes:
  1. This Is a Story by John Schu and Lauren Castillo (Candlewick Press, March 2023)
  2. Linh's Rooftop Garden by Janay Brown-Wood and Samara Hardy (Peachtree Publishers, March 2023)
  3. Just a Worm by Marie Boyd (Greenwillow Books, March 2023)
  4. The Blue Umbrella by Emily Ann Davison and Momoko Abe (Random House Studio, March 2023)
  5. Josephine and Her Dishwashing Machine: Josephine Cochrane's Bright Invention Makes a Splash by Kate Hannigan and Sarah Green (Calkins Creek Books, March 2023)
  6. In the Pond: A Magic Flaps Book by Will Millard and Rachel Qiuqi (Magic Cat, March 2023)
  7. Hooray for Spring! by Kazuo Iwamura (NorthSouth Books, March 2023)

March 28, 2023

Let's Talk Illustrators #242: Rilla Alexander

You could say it's about time that I caught up with prolific author-illustrator Rilla Alexander, whose bold, graphic, and incredibly eye-catching illustrations have been taking up more and more room on my shelves over the years. Among many things, we talk about her career so far and her new book You Rule!. Happy reading!

March 27, 2023

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

March 25, 2023

Crushes of the Week: March 19-25, 2023

This week's crushes:
  1. No Fair! by Jacob Grant (Viking Books for Young Readers, March 2023)
  2. As Night Falls: Creatures That Go Wild After Dark by Donna Jo Napoli and Felicita Sala (Random House Studio, March 2023)
  3. 100 First Words: Nature by Edward Underwood (Candlewick Press, March 2023)
  4. Sometimes: A Day Full of Feelings by Stephanie Stansbie and Elisa Paganelli (Crown Books for Young Readers, February 2023)
  5. The Night Before Eid: A Muslim Family Story by Aya Khalil and Rashin Kheiriyeh (Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette, March 2023)
  6. My Paati's Saris by Jyoti Rajan Gopal and Art Twink (Kokila, November 2022)
  7. Tiger & Cat by Allira Tee (Berbay Publishing, March 2023)
  8. The Secret Life of Bugs by Emmanuelle Figueras (Twirl, March 2023)
  9. Meet Frank by Mavis Lui (Tilbury House Publishers, March 2023)

March 23, 2023


Poet Jordan Scott and illustrator Sydney Smith (the same award-winning duo behind I Talk Like a River) are back with their latest stunning title My Baba's Garden.