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My Shoes and I Illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck, Receives Star From Kirkus

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It’s back! My Shoes and I written by Rene Colato Lainez and illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck has received a Starred review from Kirkus for its new bilingual version due to come out May 31st 2019. Kirkus praises the thoughtful artwork, writing “Brush-stroked spreads depicting various landscapes—lush, green scenes, muddy trails, mountains, cities, the river—are reminiscent of Central American artwork often depicted on murals, souvenir trinkets, or postcards. Not until the last spread does Vanden Broeck finally unveil René’s smiling face in its entirety.”

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Starstruck Illustrated by Frank Morrison Continues to Get Illuminating Reviews

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The School Library Journal has recognized Frank Morrison’s amazing artwork in Starstruck in a recent Starred Review. Calling the book “a stellar biography for young readers who have their eyes on the stars,” the reviewer also wrote
that “Morrison’s illustrations show Neil’s ‘starstruck’ wonder.” Starstruck is truly shining bright!

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Fun Filled Weekend for Sarah Dillard and Her Book I Wish It Would Snow

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The last two weeks of February were full of snow much fun as Sarah Dillard’s I Wish It Would Snow, was showcased at the Mad River Glen Ski Area as the featured story for SkiStory. All the way down the mountain, pages from the book were hidden, allowing children to ski down the mountain safely, while also being able to enjoy the story. Our very own, Lori Nowicki got to experience the snowy mountain with Sarah Dillard. See below for pictures of their fun journey.

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Kid and the Chameleon series, illustrated by Joanie Stone, is now available!

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The first two books in Joanie Stone’s newly illustrated chapter book series, Kid and the Chameleon came out today. In this series about an unusual friendship, Tessy wants to do human things like ride her bike while Newton wants to do chameleon things like sitting on rocks. Follow their adventures as they work to be friends despite their different interests!

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A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo #3 Top Selling Children’s Book of 2018

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One little bunny had a big year! A Day In the Life of Marlon Bundo (Chronicle), illustrated by EG Keller made the #3 spot for the top selling hardback children’s books of 2018! 544,475 copies – over half a million! – were sold. Proceeds from book sales are donated to the Trevor Project, a suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth, and the AIDS charity AIDS United.

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Let the Children March, illus. by Frank Morrison, Recipient of Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

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Congratulations to Frank Morrison, illustrator of Let the Children March, which was chosen as a 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. Recipients of Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors are “outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.” You can view the full list of award recipients and honorees here and get your copy of Let the Children March here.

EG Keller Hosts Live Illustration Workshop

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If you’re in Denver, CO on February 19th, you definitely don’t want to miss this exciting event. New York Times best selling illustrator, EG Keller, will be participating in an event where you can join him as he shares a live demonstration of his digital illustration process. The event will take place at BookBar from 6-8PM MST. Click here for more information, and to purchase tickets.

Vanessa Brantley Newton Featured in CBC Diversity Newsletter

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Vanessa Brantley Newton was featured front and center on the first CBC (Children’s Book Council) Diversity newsletter of the year, with a brilliant spotlight interview. In it, she discussed the inspiration behind her recent picture book Grandma’s Purse, as well as her process and what she feels readers should take away from the story. Vanessa highlights the “the joy and preciousness of the grandparent and grandchild relationship” and insists that “grandparents are not just old people,” encouraging young people to cherish their time with their elders as she did with her own grandmother.

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Betsy Snyder’s I Can Dream Appears on Best Board Books of 2018 List

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I Can Dream Betsy Snyder

Betsy Snyder‘s charming I Can Dream interactive board book appears on The Children’s Book Review’s Best Board Books of 2018 List. This book offers kids the chance to help a firefighter, astronaut, artist and more to achieve their dreams.

You can view the full list and grab your own copy of I Can Dream here.

The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel

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Elise Gravel’s The Mushroom Fan Club Appears on SLJ Oddest Books List 2018

16 Jan 2019

Each year, Elizabeth Bird of Fuse8, a School Library Journal blog, puts together 31 Lists of Children’s books from the year that fit into different categories. Elise Gravel‘s The Mushroom Fan Club has made it onto the Oddest Children’s Books of 2018 list. Bird clarifies that “odd” is not a bad thing at all, but rather outside the norm and daring.

You can read the full list of odd children’s books here.