There’s a new way to enjoy Betsy Snyder‘s beloved children’s tale, Sweet Dreams Lullaby. Moonlite is a storybook projector for your mobile phone, which allows readers to project illustrations and access storybook text and sound effects. Now, you can add a Sweet Dreams Lullaby reel to your Moonlite collection, and enjoy Snyder’s story in a unique way! Order the Moonlite projector here and the Sweet Dreams Lullaby reel here.
Written by Amanda Doering with illustrations from Joanie Stone, Purple brings the secondary color to life. This picture book is truly an interactive experience, thanks to musical accompaniment by Mark Mallman and the opportunity to seek and find the bold color with every turn of the page. Young readers will get to learn, listen, sing and explore along with Purple. Get your copy, with online music access, here!
The much-anticipated fourth book in Sarah Dillard‘s Mouse Scouts series is finally here! Join the Acorn Scouts in their quest to earn the Making Friends badge, embarking on a journey that will test old friendships, forge new ones, and ultimately reveal what it means to be a true friend. Get your copy here!
London Ladd will be taking part in a webinar with the Western/Central NY chapter of the SCBWI for aspiring illustrators starting on January 13th, 2018. Join Ladd as he provides his insider information on the nuances of navigating as a professional illustrator, specifically the art of negotiating with artist reps and art directors. Registration will give you access to the webinar, along with the opportunity to type in your own questions and access the recording for two weeks afterward. For registration and more info about the webinar, click here!
A Child’s Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country, written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Lynn Gaines, is available for purchase! This book provides an in-depth guide to the compelling history of African Americans, touching on a variety of subjects such as politics, music, sports, entertainment, and many more. Asim provides details from the slave trade to the recent Black Lives Matter movement, noting prominent African American icons such as Rosa Parks, Miles Davis, and Toni Morrison. Gaines’ illustrations bring the expansive, complex history to life. Grab a copy here!
Happy Book Birthday to Vanessa B. Newton’s new picture book, Grandma’s Purse! See what the critics are saying… “Brantley-Newton creates a whimsical interplay of patterns, rich color, and her trademark lively expressions–a beautiful visual mélange. The magic of grandparents is undeniable, and this book is an excellent treat for grandkids to share with their own grandmas and grandpas, or the other way around.”–Kirkus “Brantley-Newton’s vividly colorful images paint the happiness the little girl feels in her grandmother’s presence. A strong intergenerational choice for any picture book collection.”–SLJ “An exuberant melange of brightly colored, cheerful images, perfectly matched to the cheerful tone of the intergenerational story.”–Booklist Order your copy here!