March 21, 2023

Let's Talk Illustrators #241: Steph Littlebird

I recently got a chance to talk to artist, curator, writer, and now picture book illustrator Steph Littlebird about My Powerful Hair, written by Carole Lindstrom. We discussed Steph's deep connection to Carole's manuscript and how her work always serves to educate people about the history of Indigenous people in America. I'm proud to share that interview here with you all today.

March 20, 2023

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

March 18, 2023

Crushes of the Week: March 12-18, 2023

This week's crushes:
  1. How Are You? by Edouard Manceau (Twirl, March 2023)
  2. My Momma Zo by Kelly Allen, Zoey Allen, and Tara O'Brien (UCLan Publishing, March 2023)
  3. The Tree Book by Hannah Alice (Candlewick Press, March 2023)
  4. What Does Little Crocodile Say at the Beach? by Eva Montanari (Tundra Books, March 2023)
  5. Trees: An Illustrated Celebration by Kelsey Oseid (Ten Speed Press, March 2023)
  6. Ancient Night by David Bowles and David Alvarez (Levine Querido, March 2023)
  7. The Brilliant Calculator: How Mathematician Edith Clarke Helped Electrify America by Jan Lower and Susan Reagan (Calkins Creek Books, March 2023)

March 14, 2023

Let's Talk Illustrators #240: Zoey Abbott

It feels bananas that I got a chance to talk to Zoey Abbott about her newest picture book Banana. I say bananas because in addition to this being a bananas story, the design of this book is also super on point when it comes to bananas (and cell phones). I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did about a story many of us (even adults!) know all too well.

March 13, 2023

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

March 11, 2023

Crushes of the Week: March 5-11, 2023

This week's crushes:
  1. Eco Girl by Ken Wilson-Max (Candlewick Press, March 2023)
  2. My Little Thief by Augusten Burroughs and Bonnie Lui (Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette, March 2023)
  3. How Old Is a Whale?: Animal Life Spans from the Mayfly to the Immortal Jellyfish by Lily Murray and Jesse Hodgson (Big Picture Press, March 2023)
  4. Frog by Maggie Li (Templar Books, March 2023)
  5. Big Truck Playdate by Laurie Carmody and Jennica Lounsbury (Beaming Books, March 2023)
  6. We Are Human Animals by Rosie Haine (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, March 2023)
  7. Trying by Kobi Yamada and Elise Hurst (Compendium Publishing & Communications, December 2020)
  8. Pop-Up Forest by Fleur Daugey, Bernard Duisit, and Tom Vaillant (Thames & Hudson, March 2023)