March 30, 2024

Crushes of the Week: March 24-30, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Hen in the Bed by Katrina Charman and Guilherme Karsten (Nosy Crow, March 2024) 
  2. Can I Sit in the Middle? by Susanne Strasser (Gecko Press, March 2024)
  3. My Momo-La Is a Museum by Mamta Nainy and Violet Kim (Lantana Publishing, March 2024)
  4. The Earth Book by Hannah Alice (Candlewick Press, March 2024)
  5. I'm a Black Hole by Eve M. Vavagiakis and Jessica Lanan (MIT Kids Press, March 2024)
  6. Gifts from Georgia's Garden: How Georgia O'Keeffe Nourished Her Art by Lisa Robinson and Hadley Hooper (Neal Porter Books, March 2024)
  7. The Book That Can Read Your Mind by Marianna Coppo (Chronicle Books, March 2024)

March 26, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #285: Anna Forlati

I am so excited to share my interview with Anna Forlati here today! We're taking a deep dive into her process and style for What Makes Us Human, written by Victor D O Santos. Enjoy our long overdue chat!

March 25, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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March 23, 2024

Crushes of the Week: March 17-23, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus by Aurore Petit (Gecko Press, March 2024)
  2. The Great Henna Party by Humera Malik and Sonali Zohra (Lantana Publishing, March 2024)
  3. Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton (Candlewick Press, March 2024)
  4. My Big Playbook by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Nosy Crow, February 2024)
  5. Run, Run, Run! by Taro Gomi (Chronicle Books, March 2024)
  6. Exactly as Planned by Tao Nyeu (Rocky Pond Books, March 2024)
  7. If You Want to Ride a Horse by Amy Novesky and Gael Abary (Neal Porter Books, March 2024)
  8. Great Gusts: Winds of the World and the Science Behind Them by Melanie Crowder, Megan Benedict, and Khoa Le (MIT Kids Press, March 2024)
  9. Sourgrass by Hope Lim and Shahrzad Maydani (Beach Lane Books, March 2024)
  10. Home by Isabelle Simler and translated by Vineet Lal (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, March 2024)

March 20, 2024

Down to the Last Detail: IMPERFECTLY PERFECT

The way this gold foil shines as it cracks across the cover of this book is total chef's kiss emoji! And love that the foiled detail creeps its way onto the spine. Such an imperfectly perfect detail!

March 19, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #284: Carla Haslbauer

I got a chance recently to catch up with German illustrator Carla Haslbauer about her illustration process. Today we're talking about her most recent US publication There Are No Dragons in This Book, written by Donna Lambo-Weidner. I hope you enjoy this claw-some interview with absolutely zero dragons in it!

March 18, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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March 16, 2024

Crushes of the Week: March 10-16, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Best Thing Ever! by Beatrice Alemagna (Thames & Hudson, March 2024)
  2. Wake Up, Woodlands by Karen Jameson and Marc Boutavant (Chronicle Books, March 2024)
  3. Avocado Magic by Taltal Levi (NorthSouth Books, March 2024)
  4. Arboretum: Welcome to the Museum by Tony Kirkham and Katie Scott (Big Picture Press, March 2024)
  5. A Better Best Friend by Olivier Tallec (Gecko Press, March 2024)
  6. The Fastest Drummer: Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith! by Dean Robbins and Susanna Chapman (Candlewick Press, March 2024)
  7. Turtle-Turtle and the Wide, Wide River by Jane Hillenbrand and Will Hillenbrand (Holiday House, March 2024)
  8. Great Gusts: Winds of the World and the Science Behind Them by Melanie Crowder, Megan Benedict, and Khoa Le (MIT Press, March 2024)

March 12, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #283: EB Lewis

I was lucky enough to get a chance to chat with self-proclaimed Artistrator EB Lewis about his Fall 2023 picture book (one that will be extra relevant in just a few months) The Walk (a Stroll to the Poll): A Picture Book, written by Winsome Bingham. Enjoy our chat!

March 11, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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March 9, 2024

Crushes of the Week: March 3-9, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. All That Grows by Jack Wong (Groundwood Books, March 2024)
  2. No Cats in the Library by Lauren Emmons (Paula Wiseman Books, March 2024)
  3. Rumi-Poet of Joy and Love by Rashin Kheiriyeh (NorthSouth Books, March 2024)
  4. The First Day of May by Henrique Coser Moreira (Levine Querido, March 2024)
  5. Come Closer, Tatita by Imapla (Minerva, March 2024)
  6. Ultimate Spotlight: Home Construction by Anne Blanchard and Didier Balicevic (Twirl, February 2024)
  7. The Ocean Gardener by Clara Anganuzzi (Tiger Tales, February 2024)
  8. Bunny Should Be Sleeping by Amy Hest and Renata Liwska (Neal Porter Books, March 2024)
  9. Partly Cloudy by Deborah Freedman (Viking, March 2024)

March 6, 2024

Down to the Last Detail: BIG SISTER, LONG COAT

I feel like there's been quite the focus lately on doing up copyright information, and let me tell you: I'm here for it! Here's another recent favorite that really hits a special note. And on the back endpapers, no less!

March 5, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #282: Sally Soweol Han

I recently found myself lucky enough to chat with Sally Soweol Han about her author debut Tiny Wonders! Sally has been illustrating for a while now, but Tiny Wonders marks her foray into the writer world, and it was no tiny wonder learning about her process. Happy reading!

March 4, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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March 2, 2024

Crushes of the Week: February 25 - March 2, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Incredible: Stars of the Plant World by Benjamin Flouw (Twirl, February 2024)
  2. Pretty Ugly by David Sedaris and Ian Falconer (Toon Books, February 2024)
  3. Hooray for She, He, Ze, and They!: What Are Your Pronouns Today? by Lindz Amer and Kip Alizadeh (Simon & Schuster, February 2024)
  4. Below the Ice by Michaël Escoffier and Ella Charbon (Peter Pauper Press, January 2024)
  5. Every Wrinkle Has a Story by David Grossman and Ninamasina and translated by Jessica Cohen (Groundwood Books, January 2024)
  6. Let's Be Friends by Leah Osakwe and Becky Paige (Tiger Tales, February 2024)
  7. Habitats: A Journey in Nature by Hannah Pang and Isobel Lundie (360 Degrees, February 2024)
  8. Sounds Good!: Discover 50 Instruments by Ole Könnecke and Hans Könnecke (Gecko Press, Feruary 2024)