July 16, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #295: Sarthak Sinha

Today I'm sharing my conversation with Sarthak Sinha about his process for the first book in a new series with author Alom Shaha called How to Find a Rainbow. In the series we meet two pretty different Red Pandas, Reena and Rekha, and Sarthak takes us behind the scenes of illustrating these two distinct, lovable personalities.

July 15, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

July 13, 2024

Crushes of the Week: July 7-13, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Bijan Always Wins by Adib Khorram and Michelle Tran (Dial Books, July 2024)
  2. Griselda Snook's Spectacular Books by Barry Timms and Laura Borio (Tiger Tales, July 2024)
  3. Birth of the Bicycle: A Bumpy History of the Bicycle in America 1819-1900 by Sarah Nelson and Iacopo Bruno (Candlewick Press, July 2024)
  4. Marcelo, Martello, Marshmallow by Ruth Rocha, Ana Matsusaki, and Tal Goldfajn (Tapioca Stories, June 2024)
  5. My Book And Me by Linda Sue Park and Chris Raschka (Red Comet Press, June 2024)
  6. Park by Jo Byatt (Child's Play International, April 2024)

July 9, 2024

Let's Talk Illustrators #294: Saki Tanaka

Today I am so pleased to share my interview with debut picture book creator Saki Tanaka! Her first book is called Between Words: A Friendship Tale, and Saki graciously takes us on a deep-dive (pun intended!) of her process with lots of process images to share. Please enjoy!

July 8, 2024

Case(wrap) of the Mondays

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

June 29, 2024

Crushes of the Week: June 23-29, 2024

This week's crushes:
  1. Knock Knock: Who's There? by Rob Hodgson (Magic Cat, June 2024)
  2. Dream Submarine by Charlotte Gunnufson and Cleonique Hilsaca (Candlewick Press, June 2024)
  3. Hello Hello Colors by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books, June 2024)
  4. First Fruits by Amalia Hoffman (PJ Publishing, March 2024)
  5. My Lighthouse: A Story of Finding Your Way Home by Ali Gilkeson and Lee Wildish (Waterbrook Press, June 2024)