December 27, 2021

Favorite Casewraps of 2021

The end of 2021 is nigh, and so today I present to you my favorite casewraps of the past year! Don't forget that you can see my casewrap reveals all year round here.


December 20, 2021

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


December 18, 2021

Crushes of the Week: December 12-18, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Art of Protest: Creating, Discovering, and Activating Art for Your Revolution by de Nichols, Diana Dagadita, Molly Mendoza, Olivia Twist, Saddo, and Diego Becas (Big Picture Press, November 2021)
  2. Coffee, Rabbit, Snowdrop, Lost by Betina Birkjær and Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard (Enchanted Lion Books, December 2021)
  3. The Cookie Maker of Mavin Road by Sue Lawson and Liz Anelli (Candlewick Press, December 2021)
  4. Mindfulness Moments for Kids: Hot Cocoa Calm by Kira Willey and Anni Betts (Rodale Kids, December 2021)
  5. Dancing with Daddy by Anitra Rowe Schulte and Ziyue Chen (Two Lions, December 2021)
  6. Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan's Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal by Karyn Parsons and R. Gregory Christie (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, December 2021)
     

December 14, 2021

THE THREE WATER DROP BROTHERS

The Three Water Drop Brothers by Lee Eun-Hee and Yoon Mi-Sook is a creative, modern folktale about the water cycle.



December 13, 2021

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


December 11, 2021

Crushes of the Week: December 5-11, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Bisa's Carnaval by Joana Pastro and Carolina Coroa (Orchard Books, December 2021)
  2. The Longest Letsgoboy by Derick Wilder and Cátia Chien (Chronicle Books, October 2021)
  3. Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes (Anne Schwartz Books, November 2021)
  4. The Big Book of Belonging by Yuval Zommer (Thames & Hudson, November 2021)
  5. The Path by Reif Larsen and Marine Schneider (Little Gestalten, November 2021)
  6. The Cat and the Rat and the Hat by Em Lynas and Matt Hunt (Nosy Crow, November 2021)
 
 
 
 
 

December 9, 2021

THE 1619 PROJECT: BORN ON THE WATER

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Renée Watson, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Nikkolas Smith catalogs the history of slavery and Black resistance in the United States through the lens of a child researching her ancestral tree.



December 7, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #199: Jocelyn Li Langrand

I feel so lucky to have caught Jocelyn Li Langrand on her debut picture book If You Miss Me. This book is sweet, heartfelt, and entirely beautiful, and I'm thrilled to share with you all how Jocelyn created it. Enjoy an inside peek at her process!


December 6, 2021

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


December 4, 2021

Crushes of the Week: November 28-December 4, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. A Sari for Ammi by Mamta Nainy and Sandhya Prabhat (Amazon Crossing Kids, November 2021)
  2. Whatever the Weather: Learn about Sun, Wind and Rain by Jen Metcalf, Steve Parker, and Caroline Attia (Little Gestalten, November 2021)
  3. The Bad Mood by Moritz Petz and Amelie Jackowski (Northsouth Books, November 2021)
  4. That's Not Normal! by Mar Pavón and Laure Du Fäy (NubeOcho, November 2021)
  5. Mr. Watson's Chickens by Jarrett Dapier and Andrea Tsurumi (Chronicle Books, October 2021)
  6. Sato the Rabbit, the Moon by Yuki Ainoya and translated by Michael Blaskowsky (Enchanted Lion Books, November 2021)
  7. If You Are the Dreamer by Kristen Balouch (Harry N. Abrams, September 2021)
      

December 2, 2021

THE LITTLE ONE

The Little One by Kiyo Tanaka and translated by David Boyd shows the power of friendship.



November 29, 2021

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


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

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

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


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

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


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)