February 28, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

February 26, 2022

Crushes of the Week: February 20-26, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue by William Grill (Flying Eye Books, March 2022)
  2. Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, March 2022)
  3. One Sun and Countless Stars: A Muslim Book of Numbers by Hena Khan and Mehrdokht Amini (Chronicle Books, March 2022)
  4. Bake Infinite Pie with X + Y by Eugenia Cheng and Amber Ren (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, February 2022)
  5. Piper and Purpa Forever! by Susan Lendroth and Olivia Feng (Yeehoo Press, February 2022)
  6. Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women by Christine McDonnell and Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Candlewick Press, March 2022)

February 24, 2022


Apple and Magnolia by Laura Gehl and Patricia Metola celebrates the inherent connections people have with nature.

February 23, 2022

Favorite Carousel Books


Carousel books, sometimes called 360° books or 3D pop-up books, are a sub-category of pop-up books, but they're so distinct that they deserve their own list here on the site. Carousel books are bound like regular picture books, but the front and back covers are designed to touch so that the book opens all the way into a 360° circle (they usually have ribbons or magnets to connect the front and back covers).

click on a book cover to see more

February 22, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #204: Eve Coy

Today I'm talking to author-illustrator Eve Coy about her most recent illustrated book Hat Cat, written by Troy Wilson. Eve adds a delicate touch to the illustrations, which depict the sweet story of two beings—one human, one feline—finding each other when they need each other most. Enjoy our chat!

February 21, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

February 19, 2022

Crushes of the Week: February 13-19, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. I'm Growing Up Great by Mechal Renee Roe (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, January 2022)
  2. The Legend of the Storm Goose by Fiona Halliday (Page Street Kids, February 2022)
  3. Dodos Are Not Extinct by Paddy Donnelly (Yeehoo Press, February 2022)
  4. Somewhere by Robie H. Harris and Armando MariƱo (Candlewick Press, February 2022)
  5. Lola Loves Animals by Imapla (Mineditionus, February 2022)
  6. I'll Always Come Back to You Carmen Tafolla and Grace Zong (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, February 2022)

February 15, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #203: Pam Fong

I am so pleased to present my interview with Pam Fong, creator of the wordless picture book Once Upon a Forest. This is Pam's second picture book, and this time she's tackling something very personal and important: an appreciation for nature! I hope you enjoy our chat and deeper look at this lovely book!

February 14, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

February 10, 2022


Can You Hear Me? by Ekaterina Trukhan encourages readers to connect with the nature around them using the five senses: smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound.

February 8, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #202: Tracy Subisak

Amah Faraway, written by Margaret Chiu Greanias and illustrated by Tracy Subisak, about is a story many children and families can relate to right now. With people scattered throughout the world, many children have not yet had a chance to meet important people in their lives in-person, and Tracy does a wonderful job of bringing the shyness and love that comes with meeting new family to life! Enjoy our chat!

February 7, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

February 5, 2022

Crushes of the Week: January 31-February 5, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Smith and Edel Rodriguez (Neal Porter Books, November 2021)
  2. Tiny Cedric by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Rowboat Watkins (Anne Schwartz Books, February 2022)
  3. Thingamabob by Marianna Coppo (Tundra Books, January 2022)
  4. Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom by Connie Schofield-Morrison and Elizabeth Zunon (Holiday House, November 2021)
  5. Paper Peek: Alphabet by Chihiro Takeuchi (Candlewick Studio, January 2022)
  6. Where Thuong Keeps Love by Thu Buu and Bao Luu (West Margin Press, September 2021)
  7. I Am You: A Book about Ubuntu by Refiloe Moahloli and Zinelda McDonald (Amazon Crossing Kids, February 2022)

February 2, 2022


Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty and David Roberts is a hilarious visual treat!