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Solid, Liquid, Gassy! by Ashley Spires Gets Impressive Reviews From Kirkus

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Ashley Spires
’ upcoming sequel to Fairy Science, Solid, Liquid, Gassy! has received an amazing review from Kirkus. Kirkus writes, “Through lively digital illustrations and an airy story, Spires gives young readers a conceptual invitation to the scientific method.” Congrats Ashley!

The book publishes on September 8, 2020. Pre-order your copy here.

Read the full review here

 

Sharuko Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri Receives Three Starred Reviews

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Elisa Chavarri’s next illustrated book, Sharuko: Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello has received 6 shining reviews, including three starred reviews from The Horn Book, Booklist, and School Library Journal. this biography of Peruvian archaeologist, Julio C. Tello, describes the history of his discoveries and Peru’s culture. Booklist praises “Chavarri’s gorgeous watercolor-and-gouache illustrations” saying they “bring to life Tello’s family, his ancestors, moments.” While Kirkus says the “artwork goes a long way toward giving a real sense of place to the narration.” Read the full reviews below. The book comes out August 18, 2020, so get your copy here.

 

*The Horn Book

*Booklist

*School Library Journal

Shelf Awareness

Kirkus

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

 

Julia Patton is Elephant Books’ Author of the Month!

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Julia Patton was the May Author of the Month for Elephant Books. Her impressive story and achievements were congratulated by Elephant Books in a fantastic interview. They talked about her book, The Very Very Very Long Dog.

 

Check out the full interview here

Shining Review From Publishers Weekly for I Got The School Spirit By Connie Schofield-Morrison, Illustrated by Frank Morrison

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I Got the School School Spirit written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison, received a great review from Publishers Weekly. Coming out July 7th, 2020, the latest in their I Got the Rhythm series, shows the main character going to her first day of school. Publishers Weekly commends “The electric hues, constant motion, and winning smiles that fill Morrison’s oil paintings enhance the boundless vitality of this sensory celebration of school.

Pre-order a copy of the book here

Read the full review here

Check out the Book Trailer for DRAGON MEETS BOY by Michael Slack

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The American Illustration 39 celebrates 4 Painted Words Illustrators!

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Four of Painted Words’ amazing illustrators have been recognized by the American Illustration 39. Jia Liu, Linda Bleck, and Sarah Jung have all had their artwork chosen for the online archive. Frank Morrison’s artwork has been chosen for the American Illustration 39 book. The book and online archive launch in November 2020, so be sure to check it out then. Congrats to all!

Jia Liu – “Grow Through Reading”

Everybody Says Meow by Constance Lombardo, an Honor Book for the Annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award!

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Me and the Sky illustrated by Joanie Stone on the Children’s Choices 2020 List!

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Me and the Sky illustrated by Joanie Stone and written by Beverley Bass and Cynthia Williams, is on the CBC Children’s Choices 2020 list! Co-sponsored by the International Literary Association and the Children’s Book Council, this list is picked by kids around the US to highlight their favorite books of the year. Me and the Sky was chosen for the Young Readers category. Congrats Joanie!

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The Run by Barroux Gets A Starred Review From Kirkus!

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The Run
by Barroux has received a shining starred review from Kirkus. The review acknowledges how “Barroux expertly propels readers through this fast-paced picture book” and how the artwork “[compels] readers to open the book”.

 

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Betsy Bird’s Caldecott Predictions Includes The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

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On her Fuse 8 blog, Betsy Bird has included The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver, written by Gene Barretta and illustrated by Frank Morrison, on her list of Caldecott Predictions for 2021! She writes, “There are a couple of spreads at work here that honestly take your breath away. [Morrison’s] playing with light a lot more on these pages, and so when you see George’s hidden forest garden, it’s nothing short of magnificent.” Read the full write-up here.