October 14, 2021

TIME IS A FLOWER

Time Is a Flower by Julie Morstad is a thoughtful mediation about the passage––and concept––of time.



October 12, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #194: Rashin Kheiriyeh

The Shape of Home by Rashin Kheiriyeh is the sweet story of bridging differences by finding common ground. I was so pleased to catch up with Rashin and talk to her about her latest loosely-autobiographical book featuring a character with her own name. I hope you enjoy a peek behind the curtain for this personal and relatable story!


October 11, 2021

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

We often find ourselves a little cranky on Mondays, so to combat the #mondayblues we’re starting a fun new series here that a) guarantees at least one new casewrap reveal a week and b) starts everyone’s week off with a peek at a beautiful, oft-overlooked book detail. Introducing…

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


October 9, 2021

Crushes of the Week: October 3-9, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Bright Star by Yuyi Morales (Neal Porter Books, September 2021)
  2. Pura's Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories by Annette Bay Pimentel and Magaly Morales (Harry N. Abrams, September 2021)
  3. The First Blade of Sweetgrass by Suzanne Greenlaw, Gabriel Frey, and Nancy Baker (Tilbury House Publishers, August 2021)
  4. Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate (Little Bee Books, April 2021)
  5. Curious Creatures Glowing in the Dark by Zoë Armstrong and Anja Susanj (Nobrow Press, August 2021)