Arlo and Pips (HarperCollins) by Elise Gravel, Sharuko (Lee & Low) written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, and Above the Rim (Abrams) written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Frank Morrison are on the New York Public Library’s list of Best Books for Kids in 2020! See the full list here Get Arlo and Pips here Get Above the Rim here Get Sharuko here
More praise for Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon! Kirkus has named it one of the Best Picture Books for Animals of 2020! Congratulations Liz! See the full list here Get the book here
Sharuko (Lee & Low), written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri and RESPECT (S&S/Atheneum) written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Frank Morrison have been named to School Library Journal’s list of Best Non Fiction books for 2020. Congratulations Elisa and Frank! See the Full list here Get Sharuko here Get RESPECT here
Snail mail will be more fun in 2021 thanks to Message Monster stamps featuring illustrations by Elise Gravel. The pane of 20 stamps invites interactivity with dozens of self adhesive decorations to adorn your envelopes and letters. Congratulations Elise!
Jia Liu‘s Flower Girls series has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators Illustrators 63 exhibition and book. Liu says “With the Flower Girls series, I was conjuring up the leisurely pace of summer life to find some inner peace during the colder months”. Congratulations Jia!
Puppy in My Head (Trigger Publishing) by Elise Gravel has won Silver in the Junior Design Awards in the category Best Pre-Schooler Book 4-6 yrs. The awards are sponsored by Junior Magazine. Congratulations Elise! Get the book here