Your favorite minnow and shark duo take the stage in Arts Power’s Fall 2018 season production of the musical, Nugget & Fang! Adapted from Michael Slack‘s picture book of the same name, Nugget & Fang is a story about the unlikely friendship between a minnow named Nugget and shark named Fang, and what happens when Nugget learns just how unlikely their friendship really is. Can Fang prove that he is a true friend, and not the foe that Nugget has been taught about in school? The production is geared toward pre-k to 3rd graders, and is on tour from Sep-Dec 2018. You can find more information about the show here and grab your copy of Nugget & Fang here.
Happy book birthday to Joanie Stone, who illustrated the new chapter book Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights. This is a moving book written by prominent young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai about her experience of standing up for what she believes in. This chapter book edition of Malala’s story is put in simple language, perfect for children to learn how to advocate for their own beliefs. Between the compelling story and the beautiful pictures, you won’t be able to put this book down! Click here to pick up a copy now.
Happy book birthday to Alyssa Bermudez and the book Kirkus Review has deemed the “sublime sequel” to Lucía the Luchadora! That’s right, Lucía the Luchadora and the Million Masks is out today, and you won’t want to miss this charming, sibling-centered story. Already an Amazon Best Book of the Month, this tale finds Lucía and her little sister Gemma at odds when Gemma makes a hole in Lucía’s special silver mask. When their grandmother suggests a trip to the mercado for a set of new masks, the sisters embark on an adventure that reveals the significant bond of sisterhood. Grab your copy of this stellar second installment here!
Happy book birthday to Michael Slack and his newest book in the Standroid & Dandroid series, Sharing Does Not Compute! This playful new board book follows your favorite robot duo on a journey to make sharing compute. Standroid and Dandroid’s newest adventure teaches us that when you share and play together you are sure to have more fun. Make sure to pick up a copy here today!
Starstruck, an upcoming picture-book biography of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, has received a stellar review from Publishers Weekly ahead of its October 9th release. Illustrated by Frank Morrison, the inspirational book reveals how one boy’s quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star scientist. The review notes that “Morrison works in a playful art style that expressively conveys Tyson’s personality and physical likeness” and remarks that the book “captures its subject’s relatability, natural curiosity, and infectious enthusiasm for science.” Read the full review here and pre-order your copy of Starstruck here.
Vanessa Brantley Newton‘s newest picture book, Grandma’s Purse, has made it onto Colorado Parent’s “22 Books that Celebrate Grandparents” list. The books on this list were all recommended by local librarians and book experts, and were compiled just in time for National Grandparents Day on September 9th. The list’s preface encourages us to “honor the wisdom, differences, and connections to the older generation,” and Grandma’s Purse definitely does just that, through Grandma Mimi’s special connection with her granddaughter. “Grandma Mimi’s purse is an endless source of fascination for a young girl in this colorful ode to the comforting magic of grandmas,” says Denver Public Library children’s librarian Amy Forrester. You can view the full list of books here and grab your copy of Grandma’s Purse here.