Friday Night Wrestle Fest (Roaring Brook Press) written by J.F. Fox and illustrated by Micah Player, Nugget and Fang Go to School (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) written by Tami Sauer and illustrated by Michael Slack and Everybody Says Meow (HarperCollins) written and illustrated by Constance Lombardo are included on the 2021 Redbud Read-Aoud Award Master List. Congratulations Micah, Michael and Constance!
Sharuko:el arqueologo Peruano Julio C. Tello/Peruvian Archeologist Julio C. Tello (Lee & Low) written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri and The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver (HarperCollins) written by Gene Barretta and illustrated by Frank Morrison are both included on the 2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, one of the most distinguished children’s literature lists in the country. Congratulations, Gene, Frank and Elisa!
For Beautiful Boys Who Believe in a Better World (Flyaway Books) written by Michael W. Waters and illustrated by Keisha Morris, has won the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice. Publishers Weekly says the book serves as a starting point for facilitating discussions about racism and violence against Black people. Congratulations Keisha! You can get the book here
Where Are You From? (HarperCollins) written by Yamille Saied Mendez and illustrated by Jaime Kim is featured on Book Riot’s list of 14 Children’s Books about Race and Racial Diversity. Book Riot says “Anyone who has been asked no, where are you really from, will appreciate this beautiful book. Get the book here
The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver and Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born both written by Gene Barretta and illustrated by Frank Morrison and The Youngest Marcher, written by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton are featured in Book Riot’s list of 52 Incredible Picture Book Biographies of Black Beople Creating and Leading. See the complete list here
The Rescue Rabbits (Two Lions) written by Eric Seltzer and illustrated by Roland Garrigue is racking up some great reviews. Booklist calls the book Zany fun, with a solid emphasis on caring for others. Publishers Weekly calls it a gentle spoof of cartoons and blockbusters and says the story also offers an amusing tribute to competency-themed pretend play. The book comes out November 10, 2020. Read the full Publishers Weekly review here Pre-order the book here