I Got the School School Spirit written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison, received a great review from Publishers Weekly. Coming out July 7th, 2020, the latest in their I Got the Rhythm series, shows the main character going to her first day of school. Publishers Weekly commends “The electric hues, constant motion, and winning smiles that fill Morrison’s oil paintings enhance the boundless vitality of this sensory celebration of school. Pre-order a copy of the book here Read the full review here
Four of Painted Words’ amazing illustrators have been recognized by the American Illustration 39. Jia Liu, Linda Bleck, and Sarah Jung have all had their artwork chosen for the online archive. Frank Morrison’s artwork has been chosen for the American Illustration 39 book. The book and online archive launch in November 2020, so be sure to check it out then. Congrats to all!
Constance Lombardo’s Everybody Says Meow has been named an Honor Book for the Fourth Annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award. This award celebrates amazing read-aloud books and books that spark compassion and empathy. Congrats Constance for this special recognition! Pick up the book here
Me and the Sky illustrated by Joanie Stone and written by Beverley Bass and Cynthia Williams, is on the CBC Children’s Choices 2020 list! Co-sponsored by the International Literary Association and the Children’s Book Council, this list is picked by kids around the US to highlight their favorite books of the year. Me and the Sky was chosen for the Young Readers category. Congrats Joanie! To read the full list click here
The Run by Barroux has received a shining starred review from Kirkus. The review acknowledges how “Barroux expertly propels readers through this fast-paced picture book” and how the artwork “[compels] readers to open the book”. To buy The Run click here