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Mark Rogalski’s Make Me a Robot boots up on November 10th!

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Make Me A Robot, an interactive board book by Mark Rogalski will be published by Chronicle Books on November 10.

This deliciously fun novelty book rewards readers with a satisfying payoff at the end- and you just might make a new friend in the process!

Congratulations, Mark!

Off to See the Sea illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon gets a star from Booklist!

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Off to See the Sea, author Nikki Grimes and illustrator Elizabeth Zunon‘s follow-up to Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, has received a starred review from Booklist, which says ““Children will delight…This ebullient account of a common childhood experience bursts with love and universal appeal.”

Off to the Sea will be published January 12, 2021. Congratulations Liz!

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon is one of PW’s 20 Best Books of 2020

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Beth Mill’s Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen is the Picture Book winner of the 2019 Writers League of Texas Book Awards

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Beth Mill‘s picture book Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen has been selected as the Picture Book winner for the Writer’s League of Texas Book Awards. The book has also been named an honor recipient of the ILA (International Literacy Association) 2020 Children’s and Young Adults Book Award in fiction. Congratulations Beth!

Congratulations to Frank Morrison, Original Art Honoree (Silver Medal) for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Congratulations to Frank Morrison, an Original Art 2020 Honoree, winning a silver medal in the Society of Illustrators annual exhibit for R-E-S-P-E-C-T, He is also a featured artist for The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver, written by Gene Barretta.

Further congratulations to Original Art 2020 Featured Artists Elise Gravel for The Mosquito, and Brittany Jackson for Parker Looks Up.   

 

   

Above the Rim, illustrated by Frank Morrison gets a star from The Horn Book Magazine

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Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison and published by Abrams, has recieved its 3rd starred review. The Hornbook Magazine says:

With lively verse and elegant oil paintings, Bryant and Morrison masterfully place Baylor’s midair “slashing, crashing, gliding” basketball heroics in the context of his times.

You can get your copy of the book here

Booklist reviews Michael Slack’s Dragon Meets Boy

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Booklist calls Michael Slack’s new picture book Dragon Meets Boy published by Christy Ottaviano/Henry Holt, “a poignant exploration of friendship.” Congratulations Michael!

 

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Bedtime for Sweet Creatures illustrated by Liz Zunon is included in The Today Show’s Shopping Guide for Best Gifts for one-year-olds

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Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Liz Zunon, published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, is featured in the Today Show’s shopping guide for best gifts for one-year-olds.

In this book, Mommy’s little one is not sleepy, and growls, hunts and hides like a wild beast.

See the Today Show’s list here

Get your copy of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures here

Michael Slack’s New Book, Kitties On Dinosaurs, Is Now Out!

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Happy book birthday to Kitties on Dinosaurs, Michael Slack’s newest book, published by Dial Books (Penguin Random House), a sweet tale about kitties looking for their next conquest to climb: Dinosaurs. Kirkus says, “Slack’s jokey, cajoling narration adds to the fun of this silly romp. The digitally painted illustrations of round-eyed kitties and toothy cartoon dinos will entice fans of both to read or listen.” And Publishers Weekly adds that Slack’s “textured, motion-focused digital art in mellow tones complements the feisty, big-eyed kitties’ nonstop action. An absurd conceit bolsters a lively story that encourages ambition, tenacity, creative problem-solving, and cuddling.”

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Born Ready, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, is available for Pre-Order

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Charnelle Pinkney Barlow’s newly illustrated book, Born Ready, written by Jodie Patterson and published by Crown Books (Penguin Random House), is the story of Jodie Patterson’s transgender son’s experience. Patterson shares her son Penelope’s frustrations and triumphs on his journey to share himself with the world. Penelope’s experiences show children that it always makes you stronger when you are true to yourself and who you really are. Coming out April 2021, it is now out for pre-order!

Pre-order your copy here