“Toasty”(Holiday House) is featured in a New York Time’s article titled “8 Picture Books about Imagination and Identity”. In the article, Jennifer Krauss commends author and illustrator Sarah Hwang for her “smart, subtle yet laugh out loud wit”, and calls her “a young author to watch”! Meanwhile in a starred review, School Library Journal says that Toasty’s tale is as uplifting as the come! Read the full New York Times article here Read the School Library Journal review here Pre-order Toasty here
Adweek reports that Johson & Johnson and Some Spiders Studio have teamed up to create a video titled “Mommy & Me and Daddy Too” to help parents navigate the conversation about racism in a way that is accessable to young audiences. The video features an arts and crafts break with Vanessa Brantley Newton. See the article and video here
Sharuko (Lee & Low) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, (Jabberwocky/Source Books) by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon and Just Like Mama (Simon & Schuster) by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, have been named to the CCBC Choices best-of-the-year list. This list is created annually by the librarians of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. See the full list here Get Sharuko here Get Just Like Mama here Get Bedtime for Sweet Creatures here.
Kirkus calls When My Cousins Come to Town (West Margin Press) by Angela Shante and illustrated by Keisha Morris “An adorable book about being true to yourself and the joys of family, especially cousins.” The book will be published May 4, 2021. Read the full review here Pre-order the book here
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