The wait is over! You can now pick up your copy of The Great Dictionary Caper, written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Eric Comstock. This clever book is filled with wordplay, and has received three starred reviews. Join Noah Webster on his quest to restore alphabetical order in this fun new picture book, available here.
Happy book birthday to Shaking Things Up, a new book written by Susan Hood that features illustrations by Shadra Strickland, and 12 other female artists. This book introduces readers to 14 revolutionary young women, and was written, illustrated, edited and designed by women. You can grab a copy here today!
The blog Books in Bloom by Mackin Educational Resources provides a space for literature lovers to share and discuss their favorite books. These book recommendations come from a company that prides itself on providing high-quality library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools and public libraries around the world. Tracey L., who has worked at Mackin for 13 years, recently compiled a list of her favorite nonfiction books of 2017, which includes Thunder Underground, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Josée Masse. It is featured in the “Intermediate Nonfiction” category. The full list is available here, and you can purchase Thunder Underground here.
Congratulations to Frank Morrison, who illustrated the 2018 NAACP Image Award winning book Clayton Byrd Goes Underground! The award was given for “Outstanding Literary Work” in the Youth/Teens category. You can find a complete list of NAACP Image Award winners here.
Check out episode #418 of ‘All the Wonders’ podcast, where Vanessa Brantley Newton talks about connecting with her readers, kids giving their parents a do-over, and the universal quest to give others what you never got.
Congratulations to Elise Gravel, whose book Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere made it onto New York Public Library’s “The Best Science Fiction Books for Kids of 2017” list! View the complete list here. Olga also made onto the School Library Journal’s list of Great Hybrid Books, which you can find here.