May 21, 2022

Crushes of the Week: May 15-21, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. The Youngest Sister by Suniyay Moreno and Mariana Chiesa and translated by Elisa Amado (Greystone Kids, May 2022)
  2. The Best Bed for Me by Gaia Cornwall (Candlewick Press, May 2022)
  3. Fox Tells a Lie by Susanna Isern and Leire Salaberria (NubeOcho, May 2022)
  4. A Garden of Creatures by Sheila Heti and Esmé Shapiro (Tundra Books, May 2022)
  5. My Day in the Park by Marta Orzel (Blue Dot Kids Press, May 2022)
  6. Better Than New / Mejor Que Nuevo: A Recycle Tale / Un Cuenta de Reciclaje by Robert Broder and Lake Buckley (Patagonia, May 2022)
  
  

May 19, 2022

THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

The Song of the Nightingale by Tanya Landman and Laura Carlin is the story of how nightingales got their golden voices.



May 16, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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May 14, 2022

Crushes of the Week: May 8-14, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Tiny Dino by Deborah Freedman (Viking Books for Young Readers, April 2022)
  2. Flowers Are Pretty Weird! by Rosemary Mosco and Jacob Souva (Tundra Books, April 2022)
  3. In Our Garden by Pat Zietlow Miller and Melissa Crowton (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, March 2022)
  4. The Gift of the Little People: A Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Ithiniwak Story by William Dumas and Rhian Brynjolson (Highwater Press, February 2022)
  5. Franz's Phantasmagorical Machine by Beth Anderson and Caroline Hamel (Kids Can Press, May 2022)
  6. Lizzy and the Cloud by The Fan Brothers (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 2022)
  7. One Hundred Percent Me by Renee Macalino Rutledge and Anita Prades (Bloom Books for Young Readers, May 2022)
  8. Rafa Counts on Papá by Joe Cepeda (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, May 2022)
       

May 12, 2022

THE BEAR AND THE LITTLE GREEN THING

The Bear and the Little Green Thing by DianDian is the story of an unusual friendship between a sapling and a bear.



May 10, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #213: Rahele Jomepour Bell

Angry Me, written by Sandra V. Feder and illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell, helps kids examine ways of communicating strong feelings. I was super lucky to catch Rahele to talk to her about about her illustration processes for the book (and its forthcoming companion Peaceful Me!) and gain some insight into how she visually developed the main character's full range of emotions. Enjoy our chat!


May 9, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


May 7, 2022

Crushes of the Week: May 1-7, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. I Won't Give Up My Rubber Band by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Chronicle Books, May 2022)
  2. Blaze and the Castle Cake for Bertha Daye by Claude Ponti and translated by Alyson Waters (Elsewhere Editions, May 2022)
  3. What Do You See?: A Magic Slide-And-Find Book by Renata Bueno (Twirl, May 2022)
  4. A Tale of Two Brothers by Eveline Hasler and Käthi Bhend (NorthSouth Books, May 2022)
  5. Private Beach: No Platypuses Allowed by Sophie Lescaut and Romina Martí (Tra Publishing, May 2022)
  6. I Am Able to Shine by Korey Watari and Mike Wu (Two Lions, May 2022)
  7. Our Green City by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Kids Can Press, May 2022)
  8. Lisette's Lie by Catharina Valckx (Gecko Press, May 2022)
       

May 3, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #212: Amanda Jane Jones

I got a chance to talk to Amanda Jane Jones, co-author with LaTonya Yvette and illustrator of The Hair Book, which publishes simultaneously in board book and hardcover today. These books celebrate the infinite ways people can style their hair and find their own beauty and sense of self, and I'm thrilled to share my conversation with Amanda here! Enjoy!


May 2, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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April 30, 2022

Crushes of the Week: April 24-30, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. The Boy with Flowers in His Hair by Jarvis (Candlewick Press, April 2022)
  2. The Tale of the Tiny Man by Barbro Lindgren and Eva Eriksson (Gecko Press, April 2022)
  3. All You Need by Howard Schwartz and Jasu Hu (Neal Porter Books, April 2022)
  4. Lost and Found by Kate Banks and Galia Bernstein (Clarion Books, February 2022)
  5. Bailey and Blanket by Emily House (Blue Dot Kids Press, April 2022)
  6. The Ultimate Book of Water by Anne-Sophie Baumann and Vanessa Robidou (Twirl, April 2022)
  7. Kick Push by Frank Morrison (Bloomsbury Publishing, April 2022)
  8. The Path by Bob Staake (Mineditionus, April 2022)
       

April 28, 2022

WHIRL

Whirl by Deborah Kerbel and Josée Bisaillon wordlessly follows a maple seed, commonly known as a whirligig, as it moves throughout the city.



April 26, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #211: Dylan Hewitt

I was lucky to catch up-and-coming author-illustrator Dylan Hewitt to talk about his newest book Giant Giant! Dylan has a keen eye for color, especially complementary colors, and this book is no exception. I hope you enjoy our chat and a peek at what's coming up next for Dylan!


April 25, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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April 23, 2022

Crushes of the Week: April 17-23, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Pops by Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press, April 2022)
  2. Through the Forest by Yijing Li (Lantana Publishing, April 2022)
  3. I Hate Borsch! by Yevgenia Nayberg (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, April 2022)
  4. Pumpkin and Me by Alicia Acosta and Mercé Galì (Nubeocho, April 2022)
  5. Flock by Sara Cassidy and Geraldo Valério (Groundwood Books, April 2022)
  6. Alice Ate an Apple: The World of Letters by Anne-Marie Labrecque and Mathieu Dionne St-Arneault (Twirl, April 2022)
  7. At the Sea by Emma Giuliani (Princeton Architectural Press, April 2022)