May 16, 2021

Favorite Pop-Up Books

It took me long enough, but I've finally compiled a list of my favorite pop-up books! I'm definitely going to be adding to this one as I find more, so check back frequently. Without further ado...

Below are my favorite pop-up books, selected because of their overall design qualities and illustration styles. And don't forget to check out my other favorites lists:


click on a book cover to see more:


May 15, 2021

Crushes of the Week: May 9-15, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Pablo by Rascal (Gecko Press, May 2021)
  2. To Carnival!: A Celebration in St Lucia by Baptiste Paul and Jana Glatt (Barefoot Books, April 2021)
  3. Malaika's Surprise by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (Groundwood Books, March, 2021)
  4. ¡Cucú! En El Mar/Peekaboo! in the Ocean by Cocoretto (Child's Play International, April 2021)
  5. Have You Ever Seen a Flower? by Shawn Harris (Chronicle Books, May 2021)
  6. The Boy Who Knew Nothing by James Thorp and Angus MacKinnon (Templar Books, May 2021)

May 13, 2021


They Call Me River by Maciek Albrecht is the quiet story of a river's lifecycle, from raindrop to ocean and back to raindrop.

May 11, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #177: Jason Chin

Today I'm sharing an interview with Jason Chin, the illustrator of Watercress by Andrea Wang. It was such a privilege to take a closer look at Jason's work and his illustration process, and I'm thrilled to share our conversation here today. I hope you enjoy getting to know Jason's work as much as I did!

May 8, 2021

Crushes of the Week: May 2-8, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Tears by Sibylle Delacroix (OwlKids, March 2021)
  2. Bad Cat! by Nicola O'Byrne (Nosy Crow, April, 2021)
  3. On the Other Side of the Forest by Nadine Robert and Gérard DuBois (Greystone Kids, April 2021)
  4. The Pocket Chaotic by Ziggy Hanaor and Daniel Gray-Barnett (Cicada Books, April 2021)
  5. Percy's Museum by Sara O'Leary and Carmen Mok (Groundwood Books, April 2021)

May 6, 2021


Grasshopper by Tatiana Ukhova is a wordless story of compassion, emotional growth, and understanding.

May 4, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #176: Ping Zhu

I've admired Ping Zhu since seeing Swan Lake (a favorite leporello, you can see more here), so it feels like I've waited a while to talk to her about her work! Today we're discussing The Snail with the Right Heart: A True Story, written by Maria Popova. Ping has a chance to show off an incredibly vibrant and expressive color palette in this book, and I'm so pleased to share our conversation. Enjoy!

May 1, 2021

Crushes of the Week: April 25-May 1, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Hello, Rain! by Kyo Maclear and Chris Turnham (Chronicle Books, April 2021)
  2. Orange Is an Apricot, Green Is a Tree Frog by Pascale Estellon (Princeton Architectural Press, March 2021)
  3. Masters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent Mimics by Marc Martin (Candlewick Studio, March 2021)
  4. Beautiful Day!: Petite Poems for All Seasons by Rodoula Pappa and Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Cameron Kids, March 2021)
  5. Carmen and the House That Gaudí Built by Susan Hughes and Marianne Ferrer (Owlkids, March 2021)
  6. The Capybaras by Alfredo Soderguit (Greystone Kids, April 2021)
  7. The Vanishing Lake by Paddy Donnelly (Yehoo Press, April 2021)
  8. Ten Little Birds / Diez Pajaritos by Andrés Salguero and Sara Palacios (Scholastic en Español, April 2021)