A Diverse group of award-winning illustrators & authors creating across many industries.

48 Grasshopper Estates illustrated by Erika Medina is a Blue Spruce Award Nominee!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

48 Grasshopper Estates (Annick Press) by Sara de Waal, illustrated by Erika Medina has been nominated for the Blue Spruce Award.

The Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award is  geared for students in Kindergarten to Grade 2. Students read 10 nominated Canadian picture books and then vote for their favorite book. Based on the student voting across the province, the best picture book is then selected and the author/illustrator is honored with the Blue Spruce Award.
Congratulations Erika!
Learn more about the award here
Get the book here

 

Cacique Magazine interviews Cherise Harris!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

An interview with Cherise Harris is featured in the October issue of Cacique Magazine. Cacique Magazine, from InterCarribean Airways c celebrates all things Caribbean, and aims to highlight and inspire leadership, community, entrepreneurship and endeavour across the Caribbean.

See the magazine and full interview here

(Cherise’s interview is on page 18 of issue 13)

The Story of You , illustrated by Sue Cornelison is out!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

Happy Book Birthday to The Story of You (Boyds Mills Press) by Lisa Ann Scott, illustrated by Sue Cornelison has been released. This dynamic picture book for readers of all ages features lush illustrations that bring universal situations to light, including ways to be brave, bold, and kind, as well as knowing when you’ve made a mistake.

Congratulations Sue!

Get the book here

 

King of Ragtime by Stephen Costanza and Carla and the Christmas Cornbread illustrated by Cherise Harris included in Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

The King of Ragtime (Simon & Schuster) by Stephen Costanza and Carla and the Christmas Cornbread (Simon & Schuster) by Carla Hall, illustrated by Cherise Harris have both been included in Publishers Weekly’s Holiday Gift Guide.

See the full list here

Get King of Ragtime here

Pre order Carla and the Christmas Cornbread (coming Nov. 2) here

Tiny Barbarian illustrated by Ashley Spires is on Today.com’s list of best gifts for 4 year olds!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

Tiny Barbarian (HarperCollins) by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Ashley Spires has been included on Today.com’s list of best gifts for 4 year olds in 2021.

See the complete list here

Get the book here

My Hands Sing the Blues, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, featured in Smithsonian Video Series

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

My Hands Sing the Blues (Two Lions) by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon is featured in a video series for young learners called Stamp Stories, as part of an upcoming collaboration planned with the Smithsonian Art Museum on the subject of Romare Beardon.

See the video here

Get the book here


 

 

 

Over Bear! Under Where? illustrated by Michael Slack, selected to Today.com’s list of best gifts for 2 year olds!

by Claire Easton in Represents, Uncategorized Comments: 0

Over, Bear! Under, Where? (Philomel Books) by Julie Hedlund, illustrated by Michael Slack, has been included on Today.com’s list of best toys for 2 year olds for 2021.

See the full list here

Get the book here

Because of You, John Lewis, illustrated by Keith Henry Brown is a Junior Library Guild Selection!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

Because of You, John Lewis (Scholastic) by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Keith Henry Brown is a Junior Library Guild selection. The book tells the inspiring story of the friendship between Congressman John Lewis and ten-year-old activist Tybre Faw. The book will be published in March 2022.

Pre Order Because of You, John Lewis here

Above the Rim , illustrated by Frank Morrison, wins the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

Above the Rim (Abrams) by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison, has won the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Orbis Pictus Award. The award was established in 1989 to promote and recognize excellence in writing of nonfiction for children. Orbis Pictus commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius: Orbis Pictus; The World in Pictures (1658), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.

See the announcement here

Get the book here

School Library Journal callsCoqui in the City by Nomar Perez a strong choice for all collections!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

School Libary Journal has given Coqui in the City (Dial) by Nomar Perez a rave review. See the full review below!

PreS-Gr 2–Miguel loves listening to his abuelito’s stories, sharing meals with his family, and playing baseball with his friends and pet frog, Coquí. When Miguel and his parents have to move to the U.S. mainland, he has to leave so much that he loves in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Once in New York City, he is uncertain and misses his home, Miguel agrees to go out to explore their new neighborhood with Mamá. As they find familiar things they love—empanadillas, a baseball field, and even a pond full of frogs like Coquí—New York City begins to feel much more like home. Vibrant, colorful illustrations depict the life and beauty of Puerto Rico and the rich diversity that can be found in Miguel’s new neighborhood. The text is available in English and Spanish editions and conveys the excitement, sadness, and new possibilities that Miguel experiences. This is a wonderful book with a comforting message, perfect for sharing with young readers who are experiencing big changes. Miguel is light-skinned. VERDICT A strong choice for all collections.–Selenia Paz, Harris County P.L., Houston

Get the book here