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Painted Words authors and illustrators lauded in December on Fuse #8 Blog’s 31 Days, 31 Lists

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Several Painted Words authors and illustrators were included in Betsy Bird’s Fuse #8 Blog’s 31 Days, 31 Lists. They are as follows:

2020 Board Books; Make Me a Robot  (Chronicle Books) by Mark Rogalski

2020 Picture Book Readalouds: Friday Night WrestleFest (MacMillan) by J.F. Fox, illustrated by Micah Player

2020 Bilingual Children’s Books: Sharuko (Lee & Low) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

2020 Fairy, Folk and Religious Tales: Federico and the Wolf (HMH) by Rebecca J. Gomez, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

2020 Picture Books: Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon and Friday Night WrestleFest (MacMillan) by J.F. Fox, illustrated by Micah Player

2020 Comic & Graphic Novels: Arlo & Pips (HarperCollins) by Elise Gravel

2020 Unique Biographies: Above the Rim (Abrams) by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison and The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (HarperCollins) by Gene Barretta, illustrated by Frank Morrison

2020 Nonfiction Picture Books: Above the Rim (Abrams) by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison and The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (HarperCollins) by Gene Barretta, illustrated by Frank Morrison

2020 Nonfiction for Older Readers: The Talk (Penguin Random House) edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Hudson, including Shadra Strickland

2020 Children’s Poetry: Just Like Me (Penguin Random House) by Vanessa Brantley Newton

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver and Above the Rim on Fuse #8 list for Unique Biographies of 2020

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The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (HarperCollins) written by Gene Barretta and illustrated by Frank Morrison and Above the Rim (Abrams) written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Frank Morrison made the list of Unique Biographies of 2020 on the Fuse #8 Blog, a School Library Journal blog written by Elizabeth Bird.

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Burt the Beetle by Ashley Spires selected to the Junior Library Guild!

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Burt the Beetle (Kids Can Press) by Ashley Spires is an official Junior Library Guild Selection. Congratulations Ashley!

The book will be released in June 2021.

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I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison and Frank Morrison recognized by NBC News

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NBC News has included I Got the Christmas Spirit (Bloomsbury) written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison has been recognized by NBC News as one of the Best inclusive holiday books for children.

 

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Sharuko selected for Horn Book’s Fanfare 2020 Booklist

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Sharuko (Lee & Low), written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, has been selected for Horn Book Magazine’s Fanfare 2020 Booklist in the Non Fiction Category. Congratulations Elisa!

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Sharuko, Above the Rim and Bedtime for Sweet Creatures on CSMCL Best Books of 2020 List

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Above the Rim (Abrams) written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Frank Morrison, Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon and Sharuko (Lee & Low) written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri have all made the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature list of the best books of 2020. Congratulations Frank, Liz and Elisa!

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Elizabeth Zunon, Vanessa Brantley-Newton and E.G. Keller books among Book Riot’s 20 Must Read Picture Books from 2020

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To the Moon and Back for You (Penguin Random House) written by Emilia Bechrakis Serhant and illustrated by E.G. Keller, Just Like Me (Penguin Random House) by Vanessa Brantley-Newton and Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon have made Book Riot’s list of 20 Must-Read Picture Books from 2020.

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Elisa Chavarri’s Sharuko selected as one of Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books of 2020

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Sharuko (Lee & Low) written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarro has been named one of the Best Informational Books for Younger Readers of 2020 by the Chicago Public Library.

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Arlo and Pips, Sharuko and Above the Rim on NYPL’s Best Books for Kids 2020 list

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Arlo and Pips (HarperCollins) by Elise Gravel, Sharuko (Lee & Low) written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, and Above the Rim (Abrams) written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Frank Morrison are on the New York Public Library’s list of Best Books for Kids in 2020!

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Elizabeth Zunon’s Bedtime for Sweet Creatures named one of the Best Picture Books for Animal Lovers by Kirkus

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More praise for Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon! Kirkus has named it one of the Best Picture Books for Animals of 2020! Congratulations Liz!

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