July 30, 2019


Summer by Cao Wenxuan and Yu Rong is a lyrical book about the power of kindness.

July 27, 2019

Crushes of the Week: July 21-27, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare (Margaret Ferguson Books, May 2019)
  2. Truman by Jean Reidy and Lucy Ruth Cummins (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, July 2019)
  3. Good Night, Wind: A Yiddish Folktale by Linda Elovitz Marshall and Maelle Doliveux (Holiday House, February 2019)
  4. Tony T-Rex's Family Album: A Dinosaur Family History by Rob Hodgson and Mike Benton (Thames & Hudson, May 2019)
  5. Stop! Bot! by James Yang (Viking Books for Young Readers, July 2019)
  6. Hide and Seek by Katie May Green (Candlewick, July 2019)

July 25, 2019


While Grandpa Naps by Naomi Danis and Junghwa Park is a sweet meditation on family and patience.

July 23, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators #115: Ricardo Cortés

In 1980, "Party" first appeared as a short story in The New Yorker. It told tale of three girls attending a gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Nancy Drew book. Ricardo Cortés adapted Kincaid's story in Party: A Mystery, but like the original tale, it's still up to readers to decide what happens. Take a closer look at Ricardo's process below.

July 20, 2019

Crushes of the Week: July 14-20, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Mira's Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal and Rebeca Luciani (Lantana Publishing, April 2019)
  2. Two Brothers, Four Hands by Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, and Hadley Hooper (Neal Porter Books, April 2019)
  3. Get Me Out of This Book: Rules and Tools for Being Brave by Deborah Cholette, Kalli Dakos, and Sara Infante (Holiday House, June 2019)
  4. I Am So Clever by Mario Ramos (Gecko Press, April 2019)
  5. The Big Book of Birds by Yuval Zommer (Thames & Hudson, June 2019)
  6. A Taste of the World: What People Eat and How They Celebrate Around the Globe by Beth Walrond (Little Gestalten, August 2019)

July 18, 2019

Casewrap Reveals

Here's a fun reminder that I do casewrap reveals: I posted a bunch last night! To see them all (and to see all of the reveals I've done thus far), click on "Casewrap Reveals" above, or click here.

July 16, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators # 114: Hervé Tullet

Hervé Tullet's name has essentially become synonymous with interactive children's books. Each book he creates is more than a story between two boards: it's an experience to savor. His latest book I Have an Idea! is no exception, and I was thrilled to catch Hervé for a bit to talk to him about his career so far and how he comes up with his engaging books for children.

July 13, 2019

Crushes of the Week: July 7-13, 2019

This week's crushes:
  1. Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 2019)
  2. Home Is a Window by Stephanie Ledyard and Chris Sasaki (Neal Porter Books, April 2019)
  3. Let's Scare Bear by Yuko Katakawa (Holiday House, July 2019 )
  4. My Little Ocean (A Natural World Board Book) by Katrin Wiehle (HMH Books for Young Readers, June 2019)
  5. Unicorns 101 by Cale Atkinson (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, September 2019)
  6. At the Stroke of Goodnight by Clay Rice (Familius, August 2019)
  7. King Leonard's Teddy by Phoebe Swan (Child's Play International, May 2019)
  8. Maya and the Lost Cat by Caroline Magerl (Candlewick, May 2019)

July 10, 2019

Lorena Alvarez (The Children's Book Podcast #519)

Today I'm over at The Children's Book Podcast talking to Lorena Alvarez about the second comic i the Nightlights trilogy Hicotea! You can listen by clicking below, but make sure you head over to Matthew's site for show notes and more about the series!

July 9, 2019

Let's Talk Illustrators #113: Jen Corace

I felt so lucky to catch up with illustrator Jen Corace about her newest book Small World, written by Ishta Mercurio. Jen adds layers of wonder, color, and geometry into every poetic word written by Mercurio, and it's hard not to spend hours looking at each individual spread. Needless to say, this book is pretty special, so I'll let Jen take the conversation from here.