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My Pop Pop and Me Included On PBS Parents’ “Cooking Adventure Books” List

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PBS Parents has included My Pop Pop and Me, illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson, on a list that celebrates cooking books for kids. The list, titled “Go on Cooking Adventures with These Books,” features books that celebrate families cooking together, eating together, and (sometimes) doing the dishes together. Congrats, Cathy, for being included!

 

Fantastic Reviews of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

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Elizabeth Zunon‘s latest work, Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, is receiving wonderful reviews! On top of four starred reviews by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and the School Library Journal, the book was also praised by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. NYT says the work “has the feel of an all-time great picture book,” while WSJ calls it “vivid and appealing.” Blogger Imagination Soup says the story is “rich with family, imagination, and love” and Horn Book Magazine says it is “a clever bedtime tale for stubborn, active twenty-first-century kids.” Congrats Elizabeth!

You can purchase a copy of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures online here.

Vote for Our Future! Appears On The Spring 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List

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Congrats to our illustrator Micah Player! His latest book, Vote For Our Future!, was chosen to appear on the Kids’ Indie Next List for Spring 2020! The book, written by Margaret McNamara, will be featured under the list “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.” What an honor to be included!

Likewise, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books praised Vote for Our Future!, calling it “an inspiration for civic engagement for kids.” Be sure to pick up a copy of the book when it is released on February 18th! You can purchase it online here.

Friday Night Wrestlefest Receives Great Review From Booklist

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Friday Night Wrestlefest, written by J.F. Fox and illustrated by Micah Player, was given a sparkling review by Booklist. They write the book is “A well-executed romp, perfect for those little movers who need to burn some energy before finally hitting the mat(tress).” Congrats J.F. and Micah!

The book will be released on February 18th. You can pre-order a copy here.

¿De Dónde Eres?/Where Are You From? Awarded Silver Medal for The Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award

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Congrats to our illustrator Jaime Kim! Her book ¿De Dónde Eres?/Where Are You From?, written by Yamile Saied Méndez, won the silver medal for the Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award. The Spanish Language Affiliate (SLA) of the Children’s Book Committee honored books published in or translated to Spanish in the  past two years. What an honor to be included!

You can find all the award-winning books here. Be sure to pick up a copy of ¿De Dónde Eres? available here.

Two New Releases from Elizabeth Zunon!

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Congrats to our illustrator Elizabeth Zunon on two new fantastic releases! As Big As The Sky was published by Sterling Children’s Books on January 7th. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures was released on January 14th by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, and has already earned four starred reviews. Be sure to check the two books out here and here!

Frank Morrison is A Golden Kite Award Honoree!

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Congrats to Frank MorrisonThe Roots of Rap has been included on the list of Golden Kite Honor Books. The book is written by Carole Boston Weatherford, and published by Little Bee Books. The Golden Kite Honor includes a cash prize as well as a donation to a charity in Frank’s name. What an achievement!

You can find the full list of award winning books here. The Roots of Rap is available for purchase here.

Our Books Featured on Fuse8’s 31 Days, 31 Lists

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School Library Journal’s Fuse 8 Blog featured a number of our authors and illustrators’ books on their “31 Days, 31 Lists,” written by Betsy Bird. Vanessa Brantley Newton’s The King of Kindergarten was featured on the “Best Picture Books of 2019” list.   Arithmechicks Add Up, illustrated by Jia Liu, was included on the list of best math books of the year. Constance Lombardo‘s Everybody Says Meow appeared on the list of the best read-aloud picture books. Thanksgiving-centered Around the Table That Grandad Built, illustrated by Jamie Kim, was featured on the list titled “2019 Transcendent Holiday Picture Books.” And finally, Joanie Stone‘s The Kid and the Chameleon made an appearance on the list “Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books: Some of the Best of 2019.”

You can find the full lists here:

2019 Math Books for Kids

2019 Picture Book Readalouds

2019 Transcendent Holiday Picture Books

Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books: Some of the Best of 2019

Once Upon A Goat is a CYBILS Finalist!

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Congratulations to our illustrator Eric Barclay! His latest work Once Upon A Goat is a CYBILS finalist in the picture book category! CYBILS writes, the book “succeeds at what the best children’s literature does: teaches a lesson without preaching a lesson.”

The full list of CYBILS finalists can be found hereOnce Upon A Goat is available for purchase online here.

The Roots of Rap Selected as One of the Top Books of 2019 by School Library Journal

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 Frank Morrison has done it again! The Roots of Rap was featured on School Library Journal’s “Top 20 Books of 2019” list! Congrats Frank!

You can find the full list at the link here. Be sure to check out The Roots of Rap here!