February 27, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #281: Cornelia Li

I am thrilled to present my interview with the immensely talented Cornelia Li! Today we're talking about Gravity Is Bringing Me Down, written by Wendelin Van Draanen. This was undoubtedly the perfect book for me to talk to Cornelia about (talk about room for creativity!), and I hope you enjoy our chat!


February 26, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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February 20, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #280: Netsanet Tesfay

I'm pleased to share my interview with Netsanet Tesfay about her sophomore illustrated children's book The Gabi That Girma Wore, written by Fasika Adefris and Sara Holly Ackerman. This book offers such a unique glimpse into a culture not often reflected in children's books, and it was such an honor to talk to Netsanet about her process and personal connection to the story. Enjoy!


February 19, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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


February 17, 2024

Crushes of the Week: February 11-17, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. I Do Not Eat Children by Marcus Cutler (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, February 2024)
  2. Where Is Poppy? by Caroline Kusin Pritchard and Dana Wulfekotte (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, February 2024)
  3. Who's the Boss? by Émile Jadoul (Twirl, February 2024)
  4. Seoul Food by Erin Danielle Russell and Tamisha Anthony (Viking Books for Young Readers, February 2024)
  5. Angela's Glacier by Jordan Scott and Diana Sudyka (Neal Porter Books, January 2024)
  6. I'm Going to Be a Princess by Stephanie Taylor and Jade Orlando (Nosy Crow, December 2023)
     

February 13, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #279: Xin Li

I am very pleased to present my conversation with Xin Li, author and illustrator of I Lived Inside a Whale. This is one of those books that I knew would be an interview on the site just from the moment I saw the cover (though the casewrap and endpapers didn't hurt either!), so I hope you enjoy learning as much about your process as I did!


February 12, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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February 10, 2024

Crushes of the Week: February 4-10, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King by Coretta Scott King and Ekua Holmes (Godwin Books, January 2024)
  2. Hair Oil Magic by Anu Chouhan (Bloomsbury Publishing, February 2024)
  3. Today by Gabi Snyder and Stephanie Graegin (Paula Wiseman Books, January 2024)
  4. Are You Big? by Mo Willems (Union Square Kids, February 2024)
  5. Kadooboo!: A Silly South Indian Folktale by Shruthi Rao and Darshika Varma (Page Street Kids, February 2024)
  6. Climbing the Volcano: A Journey in Haiku by Curtis Manley and Jennifer K. Mann (Neal Porter Books, January 2024)
  7. The Little Magician by Susanna Isern and Amélie Graux (NubeOcho, October 2023)
      

February 6, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #278: Marion Kadi

I am so thrilled to present my interview with visual artist Marion Kadi, author and illustrator of 2021's BolognaRagazzi Opera Prima winner Harriet's Reflections. There's a lot to love about Marion's first picture book and her English-language debut, so I'll get right to the point and let her show you! 


February 5, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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