Friday Night Wrestlefest, written by J.F. Fox and illustrated by Micah Player, was given a sparkling review by Booklist. They write the book is “A well-executed romp, perfect for those little movers who need to burn some energy before finally hitting the mat(tress).” Congrats J.F. and Micah! The book will be released on February 18th. You can pre-order a copy here.
Congrats to our illustrator Jaime Kim! Her book ¿De Dónde Eres?/Where Are You From?, written by Yamile Saied Méndez, won the silver medal for the Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award. The Spanish Language Affiliate (SLA) of the Children’s Book Committee honored books published in or translated to Spanish in the past two years. What an honor to be included! You can find all the award-winning books here. Be sure to pick up a copy of ¿De Dónde Eres? available here.
Congrats to our illustrator Elizabeth Zunon on two new fantastic releases! As Big As The Sky was published by Sterling Children’s Books on January 7th. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures was released on January 14th by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, and has already earned four starred reviews. Be sure to check the two books out here and here!
Congrats to Frank Morrison! The Roots of Rap has been included on the list of Golden Kite Honor Books. The book is written by Carole Boston Weatherford, and published by Little Bee Books. The Golden Kite Honor includes a cash prize as well as a donation to a charity in Frank’s name. What an achievement! You can find the full list of award winning books here. The Roots of Rap is available for purchase here.
School Library Journal’s Fuse 8 Blog featured a number of our authors and illustrators’ books on their “31 Days, 31 Lists,” written by Betsy Bird. Vanessa Brantley Newton’s The King of Kindergarten was featured on the “Best Picture Books of 2019” list. Arithmechicks Add Up, illustrated by Jia Liu, was included on the list of best math books of the year. Constance Lombardo‘s Everybody Says Meow appeared on the list of the best read-aloud picture books. Thanksgiving-centered Around the Table That Grandad Built, illustrated by Jamie Kim, was featured on the list titled “2019 Transcendent Holiday Picture Books.” And finally, Joanie Stone‘s The Kid and the Chameleon made an appearance on the list “Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books: Some of the Best of 2019.” You can find the full lists here: 2019 Math Books for Kids 2019 Picture Book Readalouds 2019 Transcendent Holiday Picture Books Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books: Some of the Best of 2019
Congratulations to our illustrator Eric Barclay! His latest work Once Upon A Goat is a CYBILS finalist in the picture book category! CYBILS writes, the book “succeeds at what the best children’s literature does: teaches a lesson without preaching a lesson.” The full list of CYBILS finalists can be found here. Once Upon A Goat is available for purchase online here.