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Leanin’ Tree Releases New Greeting Cards from Vanessa B. Newton!

by Claire Easton in Licensing Comments: 0

Vanessa Brantley Newton has a new series of greeting cards with Leanin’ Tree!  Spread smiles and joy by sharing Vanessa’s bright, cheerful artwork. You can find the current releases online here.

Publishers Weekly eats up Sarah Hwang’s Toasty

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In a review of Toasty (Holiday House) by Sarah Hwang, Publishers Weekly says “Newcomer Hwang’s quirky plot has the meandering joy of a small child’s storytelling logic, while acrylic paint, colored-pencil, and digital pictures give the triumphant Toasty a sketchbook immediacy as he engages in doggy doings.”

Read the full review here

Pre-order the book here

Secrets of the Sea illustrator Joanie Stone is featured in Simply 7 interview

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Joanie Stone, illustrator of Secrets of the Sea (Clarion) is interviewed on Jena Benton’s blog, along with the book’s author Evan Griffith.

Read the interview here

Get the book here

Rave review for Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh’s Matzah Craze

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The Sydney Taylor Schmooze blog says of Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh’s book “Matzah Craze” (Kar-Ben)

“It’s nice to see a Jewish picture book that depicts reality for Jewish children who attend public school, rather than Jewish day schools. All of the information about the holiday and the illustrations reflect the actual rules and story from the Torah.”

The Sydney Taylor Shmooze is a project of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL).

Read the full review here

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Join Kathryn Thurman for a Zoom Event March 26 with Seattle’s Third Place Books

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Kathryn Thurman will be doing a virtual Zoom event on March 26th @ 5pm with Third Place Books in Seattle with four amazing PNW authors. (Dana Sullivan, (Dead Max Series), Jing Jing Song, Trudi Truet, (Explorer Series) and Barbara Davis Pyles.
The event will be geared towards kids. The authors will  be sharing the backstory and creative process of their most recent book and a few strategies that have helped us stay creative during covid. There will also be raffle prizes.
Register for the event here
Get Kathryn’s book “The Biggest Thing of All” (Upside Down Books) here

Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton honored by the Kansas National Education Association

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Just Like Me” (Penguin Random House) by Vanessa Brantley-Newton has been selected as a “recommended title” by the Kansas National Education Association’s Reading Circle Commission.

Congratulations Vanessa!

You can get the book here

Sharuko has been selected for the 2021-22 Tejas Star Reading List by Texas Library Association!

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Sharuko (Lee & Low) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri has been selected for the 2021-22 Tejas Star Reading List by the Texas Library Association.

The Tejas Star Reading List (TSRL) provides a recommended reading list to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. The Tejas Star Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum.

See the Tejas Star Reading List  here

In addition, Monica Brown and Elisa Chavarri, are featured in an interview with Sharuko’s home institutionMuseo de Arqueología y Antropología UNMSM. The interview is subtitled in Spanish so it is accessible to all Spanish-speakers!
You can see the interview here

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Unbeatable Betty, illustrated by Joanie Stone is on the Rise 2021 Book List!

by Claire Easton in Represents, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 has selected Unbeatable Betty (HarperCollins) by Alison Crotzer Kimmel, illustrated by Joanie Stone, as one of the titles to be honored on the Rise 2021 Book List.

You can find out more about Rise: A Feminist Book Project, which is part of the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association, and view the complete list of recommended titles here

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Painted Words Books selected to the Junior Library Guild

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My Voice is a Trumpet illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson, is featured in People Magazine

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Jimmie Allen author of My Voice is a Trumpet (Penguin Random House) illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson is the subject of an article about the book in People Magazine. The article calls the book “A gentle call to action.” The book will be released July 13, 2021.

read the full article here

Pre-order the book here