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 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)

April 20, 2022


The Book That Kibo Wrote by Mariana Ruiz Johnson and translated by Lawrence Schimel shows readers how universal storytelling is.

April 18, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

April 16, 2022

Crushes of the Week: April 10-16, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Oceanarium: Welcome to the Museum by Loveday Trinick and Teagan White (Big Picture Press, April 2022)
  2. The Tide Pool Waits by Candace Fleming and Amy Hevron (Neal Porter Books, April 2022)
  3. When I Listen to Silence by Jean E. Pendziwol and Carmen Mok (Groundwood Books, April 2022)
  4. The Planet in a Pickle Jar by Martin Stanev (Flying Eye Books, April 2022)
  5. A Blue Kind of Day by Rachel Tomlinson and Tori-Jay Mordey (Kokila, April 2022)
  6. I'll Take Care of You by Maria Loretta and Nicoletta Bertelle (Blue Dot Kids Press, April 2022)
  7. With a Butterfly's Wings by Pilar López Ávila and Zuzanna Celej (Cuento de Luz, April 2022)

April 14, 2022


Big and Small and In-Between by Carter Higgins and Daniel Miyares shows readers that the world is full of wonderful things, big and small and in-between.

April 12, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #210: Daria Peoples

I recently got a chance to catch up with author-illustrator Daria Peoples, illustrator most recently of Angela Dalton's Show the World. Daria has created and worked on many meaningful books over the years, and Show the World is no exception, with a focus on self-expression and developing a unique point of view. Check out my conversation with Daria below!

April 11, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

April 9, 2022

Crushes of the Week: April 3-9, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. I'll Go and Come Back by Rajani Larocca and Sara Palacios (Candlewick Press, March 2022)
  2. The Garden We Share by Zoe Tucker and Swaney Julianna (NorthSouth Books, March 2022)
  3. No Nibbling! by Beth Ferry and A. N. Kang (Roaring Brook Press, March 2022)
  4. Martin and the River by Jon-Erik Lappano and Josée Bisaillon (Groundwood Books, March 2022)
  5. Before the World Wakes by Estelle Laure and Paola Zakimi (Two Lions, April 2022)
  6. I See the Sea by Julia Groves (Child's Play International, October 2021)
  7. Hey You!: An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black by Dapo Adeola (Nancy Paulsen Books, February 2022)

April 5, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #209: Faith Pray

Perfectly Imperfect Mira by Faith Pray is a perfectly imperfect story, and the process behind making the book was even more so! I got a chance to catch Faith and talk to her about this wonderfully uplifting and empowering book, and I'm thrilled to share our conversation with you today. Enjoy!!

April 4, 2022

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

April 2, 2022

Crushes of the Week: March 27-April 2, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Memories of a Birch Tree by Daniel Cañas, Blanca Millán, and Jon Brokenbrow (Cuento de Luz, April 2022)
  2. Choices by Roozeboos (Child's Play International, August 2021)
  3. I'm a Neutrino: Tiny Particles in a Big Universe by Eve M. Vavagiakis and Ilze Lemesis (MIT Kids Press, March 2022)
  4. Big Dreams, Small Fish by Paula Cohen (Levine Querido, March 2022)
  5. A is for Axolotl: An Unusual Animal ABC by Catherine Macorol (Henry Holt & Company, March 2022)
  6. Brian the Dancing Lion by Tom Tinn-Disbury (Capstone Editions, February 2022)
  7. The Friendship Surprise by Giorgio Volpe, Paolo Proietti, and Angus Yuen-Killick (Red Comet Press, March 2022)
  8. Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play Among Figures of Speech by Ted Kooser, Connie Wanek, and Richard Jones (Candlewick Press, March 2022)
  9. Little Wonder by Claire Keane (Chronicle Books, March 2022)
  10. Amazing Artworks: The Biggest, Oldest, Most Jaw-Dropping Creations by Eva Bensard and Charlotte Molas (Tra Publishing, April 2022)