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Five of Our Artists’ Books Included in the Bank Street College Best Books of the Year!

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A selection of our books were featured on the Bank Street College Best Books of the Year list! Hooray For Babies!, illustrated by Sue Cornelison, and Eric Barclay‘s Sheep Dog & Sheep Sheep are featured on the “Under Five” list. I Am A Farmer, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, is highlighted as one of the best children’s books about ecology. Frank Morrison‘s The Roots of Rap shines as one of the best books about art, while Keith Henry Brown‘s The Birth of the Cool takes a spot as one of the best children’s poetry books. Congrats everyone on this amazing achievement!

Glowing Review for Michael Slack’s DRAGON MEETS BOY

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Dragon Meets Boy, the latest from Michael Slack, comes out on June 30, 2020. Kirkus wrote a glowing review for the book, emphasizing its valuable lesson for readers: “Old toys aren’t discarded: they’re re-loved.” They praised the book for its “charming” and “expressive” illustrations, and emphasized that the story imparts “the idea that beautiful childhood memories last a lifetime.” Congrats, Michael, on another amazing work!


You can pre-order a copy of the book here.

Starred Review for That’s My Carrot by Il Sung Na

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Il Sung Na’s latest book, That’s My Carrot, has received wonderful reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, and now a Starred Review from School Library Journal!  SLJ says the book is “exquisite,” “beautiful,” and “highly readable,” encouraging everyone to include a copy in their picture book collections.

Kirkus praised the parallel composition of the work, while Publisher’s Weekly calls it a “a page-after-page showcase of compositional ingenuity.” Congrats on the well-deserved praise! Be sure to pick up the book from your local bookstore when it hits the shelves on May 12th!  You can pre-order a copy here.

Sweet Reviews for Bake a Rainbow Cake, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

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Congrats to Elisa Chavarri! Her latest book, Bake A Rainbow Cake, has been receiving fabulous reviews. The interactive cookbook is a collaboration with Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem, and it features a step by step guide on how to create a multi-layered, sprinkle-filled rainbow cake! Shelf Awareness calls the book a “wonderful sensory explosion.” Likewise, Kirkus writes in their review, “for sheer energy and dazzle, this is hard to beat. A feast…at least for the eyes, and much better for the teeth.”

You can purchase the book online here.

I Don’t Like Rain Is Out Now!

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I Don’t Like Rain, the latest book from Sarah Dillard, is out now! You can pick up a copy of the book here. Congrats Sarah!

What Is A Refugee? Included On List of Notable Social Studies Books for Young People

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The National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council joined to create the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list. Books included on the list are deemed exceptional for teaching in social studies classes. This year, the list includes What Is A Refugee? by our very own Elise Gravel! Congrats, Elise, for being included on such an important list! The full list will be published in the May-June issue of Social Education.

You can purchase What Is A Refugee? online here.

Praise for Vanessa Brantley Newton’s Just Like Me

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Vanessa Brantley Newton recently spoke with the Nerdy Book Club about her bestselling book Just Like Me, saying that she hopes “that when little girls get this book they will see themselves in every poem or at least read something that will connect with them.” She was also invited by The Embrace Girls Foundation to discuss the importance of the book, and to spend the day storytelling and drawing with the girls there.

Vanessa’s hopes for her book to be inclusive and celebratory have been achieved, as Bookriot’s review of Just Like Me says, “This is a book that celebrates being who you are in whatever shape that may be.” Praise also came from Publisher’s Weekly, who called it “thoughtful, inclusive, and celebratory.” Likewise, Kirkus says the book displays “A dynamic, uplifting, and welcoming world of girls.” Congrats, Vanessa, and thank you for creating such a magical and important book! 


The full Bookriot review can be found here.

The Kirkus book review can be found here.

The Publisher’s Weekly review can be found here.

Vanessa’s interview with the Nerdy Book Club can be found here.

Black PRWire’s announcement of Vanessa’s event with The Embrace Girls Foundation can be found here.

Just Like Me is available for purchase online at the link here.

My Pop Pop and Me Included On PBS Parents’ “Cooking Adventure Books” List

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PBS Parents has included My Pop Pop and Me, illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson, on a list that celebrates cooking books for kids. The list, titled “Go on Cooking Adventures with These Books,” features books that celebrate families cooking together, eating together, and (sometimes) doing the dishes together. Congrats, Cathy, for being included!


Fantastic Reviews of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

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Elizabeth Zunon‘s latest work, Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, is receiving wonderful reviews! On top of four starred reviews by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and the School Library Journal, the book was also praised by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. NYT says the work “has the feel of an all-time great picture book,” while WSJ calls it “vivid and appealing.” Blogger Imagination Soup says the story is “rich with family, imagination, and love” and Horn Book Magazine says it is “a clever bedtime tale for stubborn, active twenty-first-century kids.” Congrats Elizabeth!

You can purchase a copy of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures online here.

Vote for Our Future! Appears On The Spring 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List

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Congrats to our illustrator Micah Player! His latest book, Vote For Our Future!, was chosen to appear on the Kids’ Indie Next List for Spring 2020! The book, written by Margaret McNamara, will be featured under the list “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.” What an honor to be included!

Likewise, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books praised Vote for Our Future!, calling it “an inspiration for civic engagement for kids.” Be sure to pick up a copy of the book when it is released on February 18th! You can purchase it online here.