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

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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.

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em>Paletero Man, illustrated by Micah Player is included in Forbes.com’s “10 Thoughtfully Illustrated Children’s Picture Books That Celebrate Diversity” roundup.

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Paletero Man (HarperCollins) by Lucky Diaz, illustrated by Micah Player has been included on Forbes.com’s list of “10 Thoughtfully Illustrated Children’s Books that Celebrate Diversity.”

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A Star from Publishers Weekly for Carla and the Christmas Cornbread, illustrated by Cherise Harris

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In a starred review of Carla and the Christmas Cornbread (Simon & Schuster by Carla Hall, illustrated by Cherise Harris, Publishers Weekly says:

In warm, vintage-toned acrylic inks and digital art, Harris beautifully renders the nuances of Christmas in a close-knit Black family, from taking off shoes at the door to foam rollers adorning the girls’ hair as they lay down to sleep, in this gift of a book.

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The book will be published November 2. Pre-order it here

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.

Get your copy of Big Apple Diaries 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).

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

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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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There Goes Patti McGee! illustrated by Erica Medina is an Amazon Best Book for February!

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There Goes Patti McGee! (Macmillan) by Tootie Nienow, illustrated by Erika Medina, has been chosen as an Amazon Best Book of the Month for February. The book is an uplifting picture book biography of the first-ever professional female skateboarder and winner of the 1964 National Skateboard Championship for Women.

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Elisa Chavarri wins Belpre Illustrator Honor

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Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello,”(Lee & Low) illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, written by Monica Brown has been named a Belpré Illustrator Honor Book by the American Library Association. The Pura Belpré Awards honor a Latinx writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience. Congratulations Elisa!

See the full list of the ALA Awards here

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K.G. Campbell’s The Zombie Stone will be released January 12!

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The Zombie Stone (Penguin Random House) by K. G. Campbell, book 2 in the Zombie Problems Trilogy will be released on January 12, 2020. In a starred review of the first book in the series, Booklist said “Campbell’s series-starter is an off-kilter delight… and readers who like macabre tales tempered with butterflies will eagerly follow Campbell’s likable protagonist onward to his next adventure.”

Pre order The Zombie Stone and learn more about the series here

Erika Jone’s artwork It’s Raining Joy is featured in the 26th Carroll Harris Sims National Black Art Competition and Exhibition

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Erika Jone’s piece “It’s Raining Joy” was selected to be featured in the 26th Carroll Harris Simms National Black Art Competition and Exhibition, which is hosted by the African American Museum of Dallas. The exhibition opens December 17, 2020 and closes June 25, 2021. Erika is one of thirty artists chosen to participate this year. Congratulations Erika!

See more about the Museum and the Exhibition here