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My School Stinks!, illustrated by Julia Patton and The King of Kindergarten, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton are on the Today Show’s List of Back-to-School Books!

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The King of Kindergarten (Penguin Random House), by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton and My School Stinks! (Philomel) by Becky Scharnhorst, illustrated by Julia Patton have been named to the Today Show’s List of 21 Back-to-School books for kids to calm first day jitters. Congratulations Julia and Vanessa!

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My School Stinks, illustrated by Julia Patton and Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley Newton are Amazon Back-to-School Picks! are an Amazon Back to School Pick!

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Becoming Vanessa (Knopf BFYR) by Vanessa Brantley Newton and , (Philomel) by Becky Scharnhorst, illustrated by Julia Patton have been included on Amazon’s list of best back-to-school books for kids! Congratulations Vanessa and Julia!

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Happy Book Birthday to Big Apple Diaries by Alyssa Bermudez

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Congratulations to Alyssa Bermudez on the publication of Big Apple Diaries (Roaring Brook Press), a heartfelt diary-style graphic memoir about a young New Yorker doodles her way through middle school—until the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack leaves her wondering if she can ever be a kid again. The book is lighting up the internet this week- read about it in the following!

  • Imagination Soup: Alyssa’s guest post on “The Power of Doodling” is live! [read here]
  • SLJ’s Fuse 8: Alyssa’s interview with Betsy Bird is live! [read here]
  • Publishers Weekly: New Kids and YA book release spotlight [read here]

For anyone who hasn’t already, you can register for Alyssa’s virtual launch event with Remy Lai on Thursday at 7pm ET using this link.

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Another STAR for Blueberry Cake by Sarah Dillard

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Publishers Weekly gave Sarah Dillard‘s Blueberry Cake a glowing Starred Review. They praised the book as “a warm, Blueberries for Sal–leaning slice of summer for any reader.” Read the full review here. Blueberry Cake also received a Starred Review from Kirkus.

Pick up a copy, and don’t miss the delicious blueberry cake recipe in the back!

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Remember to Dream, Ebere illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow is reviewed in Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Weekly called Remember to Dream, Ebere (Little Brown) by Cynthia Erivo, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow an endearing bed time story. The review goes on to say “Barlow’s illustrations, created digitally with handmade watercolor textures, provide an engaging visual divide between the fantastical dream space and the warmth of home through layers of soft color and light.” The book will be published in September.

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Blueberry Cake by Sarah Dillard is included in an exhibition on Sustainable Gastronomy at the Alfred Nobel Museum

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Blueberry Cake (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster) by Sarah Dillard is included in an exhibition of Sustainable Gastronomy at Alfred Nobel House and Museum Björkborn, in Karlskoga, Sweden through October 21, 2021. The exhibition is co-organized by the Gourmand Awards and the Hallbars Research Institute for Sustainability Reports.

Photo: Blueberry Cake with Pelle Agorelius, Curator of the exhibition, at Alfred Nobel House Björkborn (Photo Ewa Hector Agorelius).
To learn more about the exhibition visit www.hallbars.org
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Publishers Weekly features Becoming Vanessa and My School Stinks on Back to School List

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Becoming Vanessa (Penguin Random House) by Vanessa Brantley Newton and My School Stinks (Penguin Random House) by Becky Scharnhorst, illustrated by Julia Patton, have been included on Publishers Weekly’s list of Back to School books for 2021.

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Let the Children March illustrated by Frank Morrison is nominated for the California Young Reader Medal

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Let The Children March (HMH) by Marcia Clarke-Robinson, illustrated by Frank Morrison, has been nominated for the California Young Reader Medal for 2021-2022.

The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

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Blueberry Cake by Sarah Dillard is published today!

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Happy book birthday to Blueberry Cake (Aladdin) by Sarah Dillard.

There’s nothing Little Bear loves more than delicious, delectable blueberries. And one of the very best ways to eat blueberries is in Mama’s sweet, scrumptious blueberry cake. But when Little Bear goes to pick berries so Mama can fix him a treat, he can’t resist eating them all! Can Little Bear figure out how to save some yummy blueberries, or will he once again come home empty handed and never get any blueberry cake?

Booklist calls the book “Equally appealing to preschoolers who are blueberry fans and beginning readers who can manage just a few words.”

Kirkus included the book in its list of the 16 best books to read in July.

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Happy Book Birthday to Tiny Barbarian illustrated by Ashley Spires!

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Happy Birthday to Tiny Barbarian (HarperCollins) by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Ashley Spires.

Kirkus calls the book “A rollicking read-aloud. Spires imbues Tiny with as much, if not more, personality and vibe as any of the fantastical creatures that dot these pages. Other visual elements, like the dad cooking and taking on bedtime duty, eschew the usual stereotypes. [Tiny’s] cry to “CONQUER EVERYTHING!” will ring true for small warriors-to-be.”

Publishers Weekly says “Lively digital art and comic rhythms from Spires (Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends) are reminiscent of a satisfying cartoon episode. Tiny, an indomitable, highly expressive protagonist, carries the tale, and his all-caps cry of “CONQUER EVERYTHING!” may very well start resounding through readers’ own pretend play.”

Congratulations Ashley!

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