July 31, 2021

Crushes of the Week: July 25-31, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters by Sophie Berger and Ruan Van Vliet (Cicada Books, August 2021)
  2. Sonny Says Mine! by Caryl Hart and Zachariah Ohora (Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2021)
  3. What Is Fall? Genie Espinosa (Random House Books for Young Readers, August 2021)
  4. Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughan James and Matthew Rivera (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, August 2021)
  5. The Bug Club by Elise Gravel (Drawn & Quarterly, August, 2021)

July 29, 2021


Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn and Victo Ngai is a powerful and succinct look at one family's harrowing and emotional journey from Vietnam to Hong Kong.

July 27, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #188: Gracey Zhang

I felt super lucky to catch Gracey Zhang on her first children's book Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness because it's clear from her debut that she's going places! Getting to peek behind the curtain to see Gracey's process was an absolute privilege, and I'm excited to share what I learned with you today!

July 24, 2021

Crushes of the Week: July 18-24, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, July 2020)
  2. Ride the Wind by Nicola Davies and Salvatore Rubbino (Candlewick Press, July 2020)
  3. My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen and Cathy Ann Johnson (Flamingo Books, July 2020)
  4. When Grandfather Flew by Patricia MacLachlan and Chris Sheban (Holiday House, July 2020)
  5. Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds (Atheneum Books, July 2020)