July 29, 2021


Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn and Victo Ngai is a powerful and succinct look at one family's harrowing and emotional journey from Vietnam to Hong Kong.

July 27, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #188: Gracey Zhang

I felt super lucky to catch Gracey Zhang on her first children's book Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness because it's clear from her debut that she's going places! Getting to peek behind the curtain to see Gracey's process was an absolute privilege, and I'm excited to share what I learned with you today!

July 24, 2021

Crushes of the Week: July 18-24, 2021

This week's crushes:
  1. Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, July 2020)
  2. Ride the Wind by Nicola Davies and Salvatore Rubbino (Candlewick Press, July 2020)
  3. My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen and Cathy Ann Johnson (Flamingo Books, July 2020)
  4. When Grandfather Flew by Patricia MacLachlan and Chris Sheban (Holiday House, July 2020)
  5. Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds (Atheneum Books, July 2020)

July 22, 2021


Family Reunion by Chad & Dad Richardson and Ashleigh Corrin is about family love, even those you may not have met yet!

July 20, 2021

Let's Talk Illustrators #187: Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv

Collaborative duo Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv have made some of my favorite books over the years (check out Stars and Poppy Seeds on my Favorites of 2019 list here), so it was an extra special treat to catch them both to discuss their work together. Most recently they published Sight: Glimmer, Glow, Spark, Flash!, a follow up to last year's Sound: Shhh . . . Bang . . . Pop . . . Boom!, and this vibrant series serves as an engaging and immersive set of scientific learning! Enjoy!