November 29, 2021

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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November 27, 2021

Crushes of the Week: November 21-27, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. My Mother's Delightful Deaths by Carla Haslbauer (NorthSouth Books, November 2021)
  2. A Pair of Pears and an Orange by Anna McGregor (Scribble US, October 2021)
  3. The Missing Trick by Robin Jacobs and Aimee Wright (Cicada Books, October 2021)
  4. The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis and Ali Mafakheri, translated by Azita Rassi (Tiny Owl Publishing, November 2021)
  5. Two at the Top: A Shared Dream of Everest by Uma Krishnaswami and Christopher Corr (Groundwood Books, October 2021)
  6. Penguins Don't Wear Sweaters! by Marikka Tamura and Daniel Rieley (Nancy Paulsen Books, November 2021)
  7. Paper World: Space by Gail Armstrong (Big Picture Press, November 2021)
  8. We Are One: How the World Adds Up by Susan Hood and Linda Yan (Candlewick Press, November 2021)

November 23, 2021


Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!: An Animal Poem for Each Day of the Year by Fiona Waters and Britta Teckentrup is a beautifully illustrated compendium of poems from all over the world about animals.

November 22, 2021

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November 16, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #198: Mercè López

I Am Smoke by Henry Herz and Mercè López is a jaw-dropping look at smoke, all told from smoke's point of view. The illustrations are absolutely captivating, especially when paired with Henry's text, and I was so excited to talk to illustrator Mercè about how she created them! As one might suspect, there's a lot of actual smoke involved. Enjoy!

November 15, 2021

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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November 13, 2021

Crushes of the Week: November 7-13, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Little Moar and the Moon by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Jazmine Gubbe (Inhabit Media, October 2021)
  2. A Perfect Day by Jennifer Yerkes (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, October 2021)
  3. My Sister, Daisy by Adria Karlsson and Linus Curci (Capstone Editions, September 2021)
  4. The Queen on Our Corner by Lucy Christopher and Nia Tudor (Lantana Publishing, October 2021)
  5. The Missing Trick by Robin Jacobs and Aimee Wright (Cicada Books, October 2021)

November 11, 2021


I Am the Subway by Kim Hyo-Eun and translated by Deborah Smith takes readers on a subway ride through Seoul where we meet strangers from around the city at every new stop.

November 9, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #197: Laura Vaccaro Seeger

I feel so lucky that I caught up with author-illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger to talk about her illustration and story process for Red. Red is the much-anticipated (but totally unexpected!) follow up to Green (2012) and Blue (2018) which both explore emotions through their respective color. Red tackles more fiery emotions, like anger and passion, and it was an honor talking to Laura about this book. Enjoy our conversation!

November 8, 2021

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November 6, 2021

Crushes of the Week: October 31-November 6, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Gemma and the Giant Girl Sara O'Leary and Marie Lafrance (Tundra Books, October 2021)
  2. Brave Like Me: A Story about Finding Your Courage by Christine Peck and Mags DeRoma (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, September 2021)
  3. How Beautiful Antonella Capetti and Melissa Castrillon (Greystone Kids, November 2021)
  4. I Have the Right to Culture by Alain Serres, Aurélia Fronty, and Shelley Tanaka (Translator) (Groundwood Books, October 2021)
  5. Pigology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia by Daisy Bird and Camilla Pintonato (Princeton Architectural Press, November 2021)
  6. At This Very Moment by Matthew Hodson (Cicada Books, September 2021)

November 4, 2021


In the Meadow of Fantasies written by Hadi Mohammadi, illustrated by Nooshin Safakhoo, and translated by Sara Khalili is the story of one girl's imaginative escape from her own time and place.

November 2, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #196: Samantha Cotterill

I was so lucky to get a chance to chat with one of the most versatile illustrators I've ever met, Samantha Cotterill! If you take a look at Samantha's body of work, it's clear she works hard to create a unique illustration experience based on the tone of the text she's illustrating, and Thankful was created in her incredible diorama style (one of my favorites!). Samantha let me pick her brain, and our chat is below--enjoy!

November 1, 2021

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