It’s back! My Shoes and I written by Rene Colato Lainez and illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck has received a Starred review from Kirkus for its new bilingual version due to come out May 31st 2019. Kirkus praises the thoughtful artwork, writing “Brush-stroked spreads depicting various landscapes—lush, green scenes, muddy trails, mountains, cities, the river—are reminiscent of Central American artwork often depicted on murals, souvenir trinkets, or postcards. Not until the last spread does Vanden Broeck finally unveil René’s smiling face in its entirety.” Pick up your copy here To read the full review click here
The School Library Journal has recognized Frank Morrison’s amazing artwork in Starstruck in a recent Starred Review. Calling the book “a stellar biography for young readers who have their eyes on the stars,” the reviewer also wrote that “Morrison’s illustrations show Neil’s ‘starstruck’ wonder.” Starstruck is truly shining bright! To read the full review click here Get your copy here
The last two weeks of February were full of snow much fun as Sarah Dillard’s I Wish It Would Snow, was showcased at the Mad River Glen Ski Area as the featured story for SkiStory. All the way down the mountain, pages from the book were hidden, allowing children to ski down the mountain safely, while also being able to enjoy the story. Our very own, Lori Nowicki got to experience the snowy mountain with Sarah Dillard. See below for pictures of their fun journey. Pick up a copy of the book here
The first two books in Joanie Stone’s newly illustrated chapter book series, Kid and the Chameleon came out today. In this series about an unusual friendship, Tessy wants to do human things like ride her bike while Newton wants to do chameleon things like sitting on rocks. Follow their adventures as they work to be friends despite their different interests! Pick up your copies of the first two books here
One little bunny had a big year! A Day In the Life of Marlon Bundo (Chronicle), illustrated by EG Keller made the #3 spot for the top selling hardback children’s books of 2018! 544,475 copies – over half a million! – were sold. Proceeds from book sales are donated to the Trevor Project, a suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth, and the AIDS charity AIDS United. Click here to order your copy of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.
Congratulations to Frank Morrison, illustrator of Let the Children March, which was chosen as a 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. Recipients of Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors are “outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.” You can view the full list of award recipients and honorees here and get your copy of Let the Children March here.