April 30, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #289: Mae Waite

I was lucky to get a closer look at the illustration process for Aloha Everything, written by Kaylin Melia George and illustrated by Mae Waite. Mae was such a blast to chat with in this interview, and I hope you enjoy our peek behind the curtain of this gorgeous book!

April 29, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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April 27, 2024

Crushes of the Week: April 21-27, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Juneteenth Is by Natasha Tripplett and Daniel J. O'Brien (Chronicle Books, April 2024)
  2. This Is a Window by Lauren Paige Conrad (Minerva, April 2024)
  3. I Am a Rock by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard and Pelin Turgut (Inhabit Media, April 2024)
  4. Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns to Ride a Bike by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Nosy Crow, April 2024)
  5. The Blue Butterfly of Cochin by Ariana Mizrahi and Siona Benjamin (Kalaniot Books, April 2024)
  6. The Little Regent by Yewande Daniel-Ayoade and Ken Daley (Owlkids, March 2024)
  7. Charlie's Eyeglasses by Margarita del Mazo and Guridi (NubeOcho, April 2024)
  8. If You Run Out of Words by Felicita Sala (Abrams Books for Young Readers, April 2024)
  9. What Does Little Crocodile Say at the Birthday Party? by Eva Montanari (Tundra Books, April 2024)

April 23, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #288: Uma Krishnaswamy

I am so happy I had a chance to talk to Uma Krishnaswamy, illustrator of Look! Look!, written by Uma Krishnaswami. We talk about creating a companion to a book twelve years later, including the challenges and rewards that come with the process. Enjoy!

April 22, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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April 20, 2024

Crushes of the Week: April 14-20, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Umbrella by Elena Arevalo Melville (Scallywag Press, April 2024)
  2. The Elephant Detectives by Ged Adamson (Nosy Crow, April 2024)
  3. Taro Gomi's Big Book of Words by Taro Gomi (Chronicle Books, March 2024)
  4. Sometimes I Feel Like an Oak by Danielle Daniel and Jackie Traverse (Groundwood Books, April 2024)
  5. Lionel Is Just Like Dad by Éric Veillé (Gecko Press, April 2024)
  6. A Big Juicy Earthworm by Katarina Macurova (Albatros Media, April 2024)
  7. A Hat Full of Sea by Maudie Smith and Jen Khatun (Lantana Publishing, April 2024)
  8. I Am a Rock by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard and Pelin Turgut (Inhabit Media, April 2024)

April 16, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #287: Caitlin Dale Nicholson

Earlier this month Caitlin Dale Nicholson published Ninitohtênân / We Listen,  translated by Leona Morin-Neilso and the third book in her Nôhkom series. Ninitohtênân / We Listen is the follow-up to niwîcihâw / I Help (2008) and Nipêhon / I Wait (2017), and getting a chance to talk to Caitlin about the full series––which is almost two decades in the making––was an honor. Enjoy our conversation!

April 15, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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April 6, 2024

Crushes of the Week: March 31-April 6, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Out of the Blue by Rebecca Bach-Lauritsen and Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard and translated by Michael Favala Goldman (Enchanted Lion Books, March 2024)
  2. Not Perfect by Maya Myers and Hyewon Yum (Neal Porter Books, April 2024)
  3. Forest by Christie Matheson (Princeton Architectural Press, April 2024)
  4. The Last Zookeeper by Aaron Becker (Candlewick Press, March 2024)
  5. Do You Know?: Farm Animals, Work, and Life by Camille Babeau, Charlotte Ameling, Hélène Convert, Ilaria Falorsi, and Camille Roy (Twirl, March 2024)
  6. How to Help a Hare and Protect a Polar Bear: 50 Simple Things You Can Do for Our Planet! by Jess French and Angela Keoghan (Nosy Crow, March 2024)

April 3, 2024

Down to the Last Detail: The Shadow and the Ghost

I already showed off the case cover/dust jacket combo earlier this week, but it's absolutely worth showing off the endpaper/copyright combo for this book, too! I'm telling you, design teams are stepping up their copyright game, and I am loving it!

April 2, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #286: Noar Lee Naggan

I am so pleased to share my interview with Noar Lee Naggan today! We discuss his new picture book The Storyteller, written by Lindsay Bonilla, the unique process behind making the illustrations, and the inspiration for the characters we see in the final book. Happy reading!

April 1, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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