October 24, 2020

Crushes of the Week: October 18-24, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. The House of Happy Spirits: A Children's Book Inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser by Géraldine Elschner and Lucie Vandevelde (Prestel Junior, September 2020)
  2. I'm a Zcary Vampire by José Carlos Andrés and Gómez (Nubeocho, September 2020)
  3. Time for Bed's Story by Monica Arnaldo (Kids Can Press, September 2020)
  4. Sion's Misfortune by Chen Jiafei and Wang Ran (Karadi Tales Picturebooks, September 2020)
  5. Becoming a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green (Houghton Mifflin, September 2020)
  6. Scruff by Alice Bowsher (Cicada Books, October 2020)
  7. Jungle by Abi Hall (Child's Play International, September 2020)
  8. Where Is the Dragon? by Leo Timmers (Gecko Press, October 2020)
  9. Arlo the Lion Who Couldn't Sleep by Catherine Rayner (Peachtree Publishing Company, October 2002)
  10. An Inuksuk Means Welcome by Mary Wallace (Owlkids, October 2020)

October 22, 2020


The Kiosk by Anete Melece is a visual and tactile delight.

October 20, 2020

New Casewrap Reveals

Lots of new casewrap reveals up today in lieu of an interview, and don't forget to check out all casewrap reveals here.

October 17, 2020

Crushes of the Week: October 11-17, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. Animals Brag about Their Bottoms by Maki Sato (Greystone Kids, September 2020)
  2. Red Shoes by Karen English and Ebony Glenn (Scholastic Inc, September 2020)
  3. For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael W. Waters and Keisha Morris (Flyaway Books, September 2020)
  4. Marvelous Magicians by Lydia Corry (Thames & Hudson, September 2020)
  5. 111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh and Marianne Ferrer (Kids Can Press, October 2020)
  6. The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Houghton Mifflin, September, 2020)
  7. Where Bone? by Kitty Moss (Page Street Kids, September 2020)
  8. The Secret Life of Boogers: All the Amazing Facts That Make Your Snot Spectacular by Mariona Tolosa Sisteré (Sourcebooks Explore, October 2020)

October 15, 2020


Five on the Bed by Addie Boswell is a cozy counting book that's perfect for bedtime.

October 13, 2020

Let's Talk Illustrators #159: Khoa Le

I was so thrilled to catch illustrator Khoa Le to chat about one of her newest picture books Sugar in Milk, written by Thrity Umrigar. Khoa is incredibly prolific at the moment, and this is a special interview because Khoa showcases artwork from several of her recent books. Learn about her process and check out her artwork below!

October 10, 2020

Crushes of the Week: October 4-10, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. Nita's Day by Kathy MacMillan and Sara Brezzi (Familius, May 2020)
  2. Evelyn del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina and Sonia Sanchez (Candlewick Press, September 2020)
  3. Swift Fox All Along by Rebecca Lea Thomas and Maya McKibbin (Annick Press, September 2020)
  4. Nature All Around: Birds by Pamela Hickman and Carolyn Gavin (Kids Can Press, September 2020)
  5. If I Had a Unicorn by Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow (Thames & Hudson, September 2020)
  6. Awesomely Emma: A Charley and Emma Story by Amy Webb and Merrilee Liddiard (Beaming Books, September 2020)
  7. The Great and the Terrible: The World's Most Glorious and Notorious Rulers and How They Got Their Names by Joanne O'Sullivan and Udayana Lugo (Running Press Kids, September 2020)

October 8, 2020


The Bear and the Moon by Matthew Burgess and Cátia Chien is a sweet story about love and loss.

October 6, 2020

Let's Talk Illustrators #158: Nicola Killen

'Tis the season for spooky and scary, but that doesn't mean sweet doesn't have its place! I was so excited to catch up with Nicola Killen about her latest book in the My Little Animal Friend series The Little Kitten. You'll notice, of course, that I waited until Nicola came out with a book about a cat to talk to her (true to form, you might say!). Enjoy our long-awaited chat!

October 3, 2020

Crushes of the Week: September 27-October 3, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. Every Child a Song: A Celebration of Children's Rights by Nicola Davies and Marc Martin (Crocodile Books, September 2020)
  2. Nonstop by Tomi Ungerer (Phaidon Press, September 2020)
  3. A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story by Caren Stelson and Akira Kusaka (Carolrhoda Books, August 2020)
  4. Why Are You So Quiet? by Jaclyn Desforges and Risa Hugo (Annick Press, September 2020)
  5. Night Wishes by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Jen Corace (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, September 2020)
  6. I Do Not Like Stories by Andrew Larsen and Carey Sookocheff (Owlkids, September 2020)