May 31, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #215: Lauren Soloy

I am so pleased to present my interview with the incredible Lauren Soloy here today! I talked to Lauren about her latest book I’s the B’y, the healing properties of artistic creation, and what she has coming up next (yet another book no one will want to miss!). Enjoy our chat!

May 30, 2022

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May 28, 2022

Crushes of the Week: May 22-28, 2022

This week's crushes:
  1. Everywhere with You by Carlie Sorosiak and Devon Holzwarth (Walker Books Us, May 2022)
  2. Tisha and the Blossoms by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egnéus (Candlewick Press, May 2022)
  3. Wildflower by Melanie Brown and Sara Gillingham (Greystone Kids, May 2022)
  4. If You Live Here by Kate Gardner and Christopher Silas Neal (Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, February 2022)
  5. I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Martha Brockenbrough, Grace Lin, and Julia Kuo (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, November 2021)
  6. A Little Round Panda on the Big Blue Earth by Tory Christie and Luciana Navarro Powell (Amicus Ink, August 2021)

May 24, 2022

Let's Talk Illustrators #214: Lisk Feng

As a big fan of carousel books, you can imagine my delight when I learned that the duo behind 2020's Our World: A First Book of Geography was creating a companion book! Our Seasons: The World in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn by Sue Lowell Gallion and Lisk Feng takes readers on a 3D trip around the globe to explore the world's seasons. Enjoy my chat with Lisk about this super cool series and its latest installment!

May 23, 2022

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

May 16, 2022

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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 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

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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

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