Dragon Meets Boy, the latest from Michael Slack, comes out on June 30, 2020. Kirkus wrote a glowing review for the book, emphasizing its valuable lesson for readers: “Old toys aren’t discarded: they’re re-loved.” They praised the book for its “charming” and “expressive” illustrations, and emphasized that the story imparts “the idea that beautiful childhood memories last a lifetime.” Congrats, Michael, on another amazing work! You can pre-order a copy of the book here.
Il Sung Na’s latest book, That’s My Carrot, has received wonderful reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, and now a Starred Review from School Library Journal! SLJ says the book is “exquisite,” “beautiful,” and “highly readable,” encouraging everyone to include a copy in their picture book collections. Kirkus praised the parallel composition of the work, while Publisher’s Weekly calls it a “a page-after-page showcase of compositional ingenuity.” Congrats on the well-deserved praise! Be sure to pick up the book from your local bookstore when it hits the shelves on May 12th! You can pre-order a copy here.
Congrats to Elisa Chavarri! Her latest book, Bake A Rainbow Cake, has been receiving fabulous reviews. The interactive cookbook is a collaboration with Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem, and it features a step by step guide on how to create a multi-layered, sprinkle-filled rainbow cake! Shelf Awareness calls the book a “wonderful sensory explosion.” Likewise, Kirkus writes in their review, “for sheer energy and dazzle, this is hard to beat. A feast…at least for the eyes, and much better for the teeth.” You can purchase the book online here.
PBS Parents has included My Pop Pop and Me, illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson, on a list that celebrates cooking books for kids. The list, titled “Go on Cooking Adventures with These Books,” features books that celebrate families cooking together, eating together, and (sometimes) doing the dishes together. Congrats, Cathy, for being included!
Elizabeth Zunon‘s latest work, Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, is receiving wonderful reviews! On top of four starred reviews by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and the School Library Journal, the book was also praised by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. NYT says the work “has the feel of an all-time great picture book,” while WSJ calls it “vivid and appealing.” Blogger Imagination Soup says the story is “rich with family, imagination, and love” and Horn Book Magazine says it is “a clever bedtime tale for stubborn, active twenty-first-century kids.” Congrats Elizabeth! You can purchase a copy of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures online here.
Congrats to our illustrator Micah Player! His latest book, Vote For Our Future!, was chosen to appear on the Kids’ Indie Next List for Spring 2020! The book, written by Margaret McNamara, will be featured under the list “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.” What an honor to be included! Likewise, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books praised Vote for Our Future!, calling it “an inspiration for civic engagement for kids.” Be sure to pick up a copy of the book when it is released on February 18th! You can purchase it online here.