Elise Gravel was recently interviewed for an article in Quill & Quire on the rise of graphic novels in Canada. Gravel’s series Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds is featured in the May Issue of Quill & Quire in the article titled Comic Craze. You can read the interview here.
Ashley Spires’ upcoming sequel to Fairy Science, Solid, Liquid, Gassy! has received an amazing review from Kirkus. Kirkus writes, “Through lively digital illustrations and an airy story, Spires gives young readers a conceptual invitation to the scientific method.” Congrats Ashley! The book publishes on September 8, 2020. Pre-order your copy here. Read the full review here
Elisa Chavarri’s next illustrated book, Sharuko: Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello has received 6 shining reviews, including three starred reviews from The Horn Book, Booklist, and School Library Journal. this biography of Peruvian archaeologist, Julio C. Tello, describes the history of his discoveries and Peru’s culture. Booklist praises “Chavarri’s gorgeous watercolor-and-gouache illustrations” saying they “bring to life Tello’s family, his ancestors, moments.” While Kirkus says the “artwork goes a long way toward giving a real sense of place to the narration.” Read the full reviews below. The book comes out August 18, 2020, so get your copy here. *The Horn Book *Booklist *School Library Journal Shelf Awareness Kirkus The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Julia Patton was the May Author of the Month for Elephant Books. Her impressive story and achievements were congratulated by Elephant Books in a fantastic interview. They talked about her book, The Very Very Very Long Dog. Check out the full interview here
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