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Elisa Chavarri’s Shakuro and Frank Morrison’s RESPECT on SLJ’s Best Nonfiction of 2020 list

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Sharuko (Lee & Low), written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri and RESPECT (S&S/Atheneum) written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Frank Morrison have been named to School Library Journal’s list of Best Non Fiction books for 2020. Congratulations Elisa and Frank!

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Elise Gravel’s Message Monsters are among the U.S. Postal Service’s new stamps for 2021!

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Snail mail will be more fun in 2021 thanks to Message Monster stamps featuring illustrations by Elise Gravel. The pane of 20 stamps invites interactivity with dozens of self adhesive decorations to adorn your envelopes and letters.

Congratulations Elise!

Jia Liu’s Flower Girls series has been accepted into the Illustrators 63 exhibit and book!

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Jia Liu‘s Flower Girls series has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators Illustrators 63 exhibition and book.

Liu says “With the Flower Girls series, I was conjuring up the leisurely pace of summer life to find some inner peace during the colder months”. Congratulations Jia!

Elizabeth Zunon featured WHMT program AHA! A House for Arts

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Elizabeth Zunon was recently featured on AHA! A House For Arts, on WMHT, a PBS station serving New York’s capital region.  Elizabeth talks about growing up spending time between Ivory Coast, West Africa and Albany, New York, and how her love for reading and drawing led her to a career as a children’s book illustrator and author.

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Elise Gravel’s Puppy in My Head wins Silver in the Junior Design Awards 20/21.

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Puppy in My Head (Trigger Publishing) by Elise Gravel has won Silver in the Junior Design Awards in the category Best Pre-Schooler Book 4-6 yrs. The awards are sponsored by Junior Magazine.

Congratulations Elise!

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Off to See the Sea illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon is reviewed in Publishers Weekly

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In its review of Off to See the Sea (Source Books) written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, Publishers Weekly says Bath time becomes an opportunity for adventure and make-believe in this book by collaborators Grimes and Zunon (Bedtime for Sweet Creatures). Off to See the Sea will be published January 12, 2021.

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Brittany Jackson’s Parker Looks Up and Hair Like Mine and Vanessa Brantley Newton’s The King of Kindergarten on Woman’s Day list of 20 Books by Black Authors Every Family Should Own

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Friday Night Wrestlefest is one of Parent Magazine’s Best Children’s Books of 2020!

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The accolades keep coming in for Friday Night Wrestlefest, (Roaring Brook Press) written by J. F. Fox and illustrated by Micah Player. Parent Magazine has included the book on it’s list of the 30 Best Children’s Books of 2020! Congratulations Jennifer and Micah!

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Friday Night Wrestlefest is on the Evanston Public Library list of 101 Great Books for Kids in 2020

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The Evanston Public Library has included Friday Night Wrestlefest (Roaring Brook Press) written by J.F. Fox and illustrated by Micah Player on its 202o list of 101 Great Books for Kids.

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The Library Bus illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard featured in the NY Times Book Review

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The Library Book (Pajama Press) written by Bahram Rahman and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard is featured in the New York Times Book Review article 8 Picture Books About Books. 

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