Beth Mill‘s picture book Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen has been selected as the Picture Book winner for the Writer’s League of Texas Book Awards. The book has also been named an honor recipient of the ILA (International Literacy Association) 2020 Children’s and Young Adults Book Award in fiction. Congratulations Beth!
Congratulations to Frank Morrison, an Original Art 2020 Honoree, winning a silver medal in the Society of Illustrators annual exhibit for R-E-S-P-E-C-T, He is also a featured artist for The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver, written by Gene Barretta. Further congratulations to Original Art 2020 Featured Artists Elise Gravel for The Mosquito, and Brittany Jackson for Parker Looks Up.
Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Frank Morrison and published by Abrams, has recieved its 3rd starred review. The Hornbook Magazine says: With lively verse and elegant oil paintings, Bryant and Morrison masterfully place Baylor’s midair “slashing, crashing, gliding” basketball heroics in the context of his times. You can get your copy of the book here
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Liz Zunon, published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, is featured in the Today Show’s shopping guide for best gifts for one-year-olds. In this book, Mommy’s little one is not sleepy, and growls, hunts and hides like a wild beast. See the Today Show’s list here Get your copy of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures here
Happy book birthday to Kitties on Dinosaurs, Michael Slack’s newest book, published by Dial Books (Penguin Random House), a sweet tale about kitties looking for their next conquest to climb: Dinosaurs. Kirkus says, “Slack’s jokey, cajoling narration adds to the fun of this silly romp. The digitally painted illustrations of round-eyed kitties and toothy cartoon dinos will entice fans of both to read or listen.” And Publishers Weekly adds that Slack’s “textured, motion-focused digital art in mellow tones complements the feisty, big-eyed kitties’ nonstop action. An absurd conceit bolsters a lively story that encourages ambition, tenacity, creative problem-solving, and cuddling.” Order now here Read Kirkus’ review here Read Publisher Weekly’s review here