Brave and Kind Bookshop is hosting a Lunchtime Story Time with Nikki Grimes and Elizabeth Zunon, creators of Off to See the Sea (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) Tuesday January 19 at 12:00 pm EST. Register for the event here
My Little Golden Book about Frida Kahlo (Penguin Random House) by Sylvia Lopez and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri will be published January 12, 2021.
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Nelvana and Discovery have greenlit a second season of the redknot series “Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe”. The playful series is based on the best-selling graphic novels by Ashley Spires. Season 1 was nominated for Kidscreen Award’s Best new Preschool Series in 2020. The first season is available on Treehouse On-Demand.
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Flora and Ulysses, a live action movie based on the Newbury Award winning book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by K.G. Campbell is coming to Disney Plus February 19!
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The Zombie Stone (Penguin Random House) by K. G. Campbell, book 2 in the Zombie Problems Trilogy will be released on January 12, 2020. In a starred review of the first book in the series, Booklist said “Campbell’s series-starter is an off-kilter delight… and readers who like macabre tales tempered with butterflies will eagerly follow Campbell’s likable protagonist onward to his next adventure.”
Pre order The Zombie Stone and learn more about the series here
Erika Jone’s artwork It’s Raining Joy is featured in the 26th Carroll Harris Sims National Black Art Competition and Exhibition
Erika Jone’s piece “It’s Raining Joy” was selected to be featured in the 26th Carroll Harris Simms National Black Art Competition and Exhibition, which is hosted by the African American Museum of Dallas. The exhibition opens December 17, 2020 and closes June 25, 2021. Erika is one of thirty artists chosen to participate this year. Congratulations Erika!
See more about the Museum and the Exhibition here
School Library Journal reviews There Goes Patti McGee! (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Tootie Nienow, illustrated by Erika Medina in the January 21 issue. The book is a biography of the first professional female skateboarder. SLJ calls the book “An inspirational read-aloud.”
Read the full review here
The book will be released February 23, 2021. You can pre-order it here
Just Like Mama, Above the Rim and Bedtime for Sweet Creatures are included on the African American Children’s Book Project’s Best Picture Books of 2020
Just Like Mama (Simon & Schuster) by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, Above the Rim (Abrams) by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison and Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (Sourcebook/Jabberwocky) by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon have been named to the African American Children’s Book Project’s list of Best Picture Books of 2020. Congratulations Charnelle, Frank and Liz!
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Just Like Me (Penguin Random House) by Vanessa Brantley Newton is a top selection for Poetry & Novels in Verse in the Nerdy Book Club awards!
You can see the full list here
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Books of Wonder is hosting a virtual Book Launch Party for Off to See the Sea (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. The book will be published January 12, 2020. The Launch Party takes place on Sunday January 10 at 3:00 pm via Crowdcast. Register for the event here
In addition, enter here for a pre-order sweepstakes!