The Roots of Rap by Frank Morrison has been selected by Booklist as a 2019 Top 10 Art Books for Youths. They celebrate The Roots of Rap, saying “his free-verse picture book does an excellent job of capturing the essence of rap.” To read the full list click here To buy The Roots of Rap click here
Everybody Says Meow by Constance Lombardo is out now from HarperCollins! Kirkus praises the book saying, “the messages of inclusion and acceptance are welcome. An enjoyable addition to noisy storytimes.” And the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books says, “this readaloud swiftly becomes a read-along, and little ones will quickly join in with the various animal sounds. A final comic punch will leave listeners giggling and wanting more.” Pick up a copy here.
KG Campbell attended the Sheboygan Children’s Book Fesitval in Sheboygan, WI this past weekend. He spoke to attendees about his process as an author and illustrator, and discussed his latest book, A Small Zombie Problem.
Charnelle Barlow’s interview with Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is online now! Charnelle discusses her debut illustrated book, Just Like a Mama, coming out this January from Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster. She also chats with Jules about her inspirations, favorite mediums and more! Click here to read the full interview and see a preview of Just Like a Mama. And you can pre-order a copy of the book here
Kirkus praised Elizabeth Zunon’s upcoming picture book, Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, written by Nikki Grimes and due out January 14th 2020 from Sourcebooks. Kirkus writes, “Zunon’s art takes this book to the next level: Her portrayals of the animals mentioned in the text are colorful and full of intriguing patterns and shapes,” and “the expressions on the faces of the mother, child, and animals speak volumes.” Read the full review here, and pre-order a copy here.
Harper Kids is promoting its #ReadInFullColor campaign, “a social movement to highlight three special picture books where not only young readers feel relatable to a character or story, but also appeals to adults who may not have felt represented when they were younger.” Jaime Kim’s illustrated title, Where Are You From? is part of the campaign, and can be seen featured in a short animation. The animated clip includes Kim’s two main characters, a young girl and her abuelo. Click here to watch the animation and here to pick up a copy of the book.