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Sharuko, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri makes the Horn Book Summer Reading List!

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2020 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor book Sharuko (Lee & Low) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri has been named to Horn Book Magazine’s 2021 Summer Reading list.

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A Star from Publishers Weekly for Paletero Man illustrated by Micah Player!

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Paletero Man (HarperCollins) by Lucky Diaz, illustrated by Micah Player has received a 3rd starred review, this time from Publishers Weekly. It has also received stars from Kirkus and School Library Journal.

PW says Player adds dynamic spreads in bright hues that often illuminate the untranslated Spanish. A wonderfully executed treat of a book with a sweet community focus.

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LeBron James’ We Are Family illustrated by Brittany Jackson is on sale 8/31/2021!

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Brittany Jackson has illustrated new middle grade novel from NBA superstar and New York Times bestselling author LeBron James and Andrea Williams!

We are Family (HarperCollins) is inspiring, original middle grade story from NBA superstar LeBron James and Andrea Williams that channels the many relatable challenges so many young kids face. The book will be on sale August 31, 2021.
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Off to the Sea illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon featured in New York Times article; 8 Picture Books That Celebrate the Joys of Life

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Off to the Sea

Off to the Sea (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon is featured in a New York Times article 8 Picture Books That Celebrate the Joys of Life.

The article says: “Bath time is full of magic!” a mother coos to her daughter as she switches on a “roaring waterfall.” Zunon, who grew up on the Ivory Coast and collaborated with Grimes on “Bedtime for Sweet Creatures,” infuses this daily ritual with tropical texture. The multihued seawater of her gorgeous endpapers — undulating waves collaged from what look like patterned fabrics, mottled stone and tile — contains both earth and sky.

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A Kirkus Star for BLUEBERRY CAKE by Sarah Dillard

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Sarah Dillard’s latest picture book, BLUEBERRY CAKE, has received a glowing Starred Review from Kirkus, which calls it “a thoroughly delicious (and practically wordless) charmer.”  The reviewer writes, “Tapping into the enthusiasm of small children and infused with a laconic humor, this book is bound to prove a rollicking read-aloud for all that it has a minimal text that mostly consists of repetition of the critical words: blueberry cake and blueberries.”  BLUEBERRY CAKE will be published by Aladdin Books/Simon & Schuster on July 13th.

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Huy Voun Lee featured in The Eric Carle Museum’s online exhibition Asians, Everyday

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Art from Huy Voun Lee‘s new picture book Like a Dandelion (HarperCollins) is included in the Eric Carle Museum’s new exhibition Asians, Everyday. Lee is one of the 26 featured artists in the online exhibition. Curated by Grace Lin, Asians, Everyday, showcases positive Asian American stories and representation in contemporary picture books. 

Learn more about the exhibition here

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Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a Kids Indie Next List pick!

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Becoming Vanessa (Knopf BYFR) by Vanessa Brantley-Newton has been selected by the American Booksellers Association for the May/June 2021 Kid’s Indie Next List.

For readers of Alma and How She Got Her Name and The King of Kindergarten, this story will help kids just starting school transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies so they can love who they are. Becoming Vanessa will be released June 15, 2021.

Congratulations Vanessa!

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London Ladd’s Celestial Africanism included in Communcation Arts Illustration Annual 62

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London Ladd’s mixed media piece Celestial Africanism has been selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators to appear in the Communication Arts 2021 Illustration Annual.

Congratulations London!

The Horn Book Magazine reviews There Goes Patti McGee, illustrated by Erika Rodriguez Medina

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A review of There Goes Patti McGee (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Tootie Nienow and illustrated by Erika Rodriguez Medina appears in the web-only reviews in the March/April Book Bundles from Horn Book.

Reviewer Kitty Flynn says: The upbeat text emphasizes McGee’s devotion and dedication: “It wasn’t easy. Her arms ached and her knuckles bled.” The illustrations in sun-bleached colors emphasize the athleticism and artistry of the sport.

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