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November 30, 2018

Have you heard of New In 19? They're a group made up of debut trade picture book authors and illustrators of 2019. I was invited to moderate a #NewIn19 Twitter chat with the members back in October. I'll be sharing a post each day this week using the five questions fro...

November 29, 2018

Have you heard of New In 19? They're a group made up of debut trade picture book authors and illustrators of 2019. I was invited to moderate a #NewIn19 Twitter chat with the members back in October. I'll be sharing a post each day this week using the five questions fro...

November 28, 2018

Have you heard of New In 19? They're a group made up of debut trade picture book authors and illustrators of 2019. I was invited to moderate a #NewIn19 Twitter chat with the members back in October. I'll be sharing a post each day this week using the five questions fro...

November 28, 2018

QUIET    

Tomie dePaola is the author and illustrator of over 260 books for children, including STREGA NONA, 26 FAIRMONT AVE, and OLIVER BUTTON IS A SISSY. His newest picture book is called QUIET, and it’s as much about noticing the noise around us and in us as it...

November 27, 2018

Have you heard of New In 19? They're a group made up of debut trade picture book authors and illustrators of 2019. I was invited to moderate a #NewIn19 Twitter chat with the members back in October. I'll be sharing a post each day this week using the five questions fro...

November 26, 2018

Have you heard of New In 19? They're a group made up of debut trade picture book authors and illustrators of 2019. I was invited to moderate a #NewIn19 Twitter chat with the members back in October. I'll be sharing a post each day this week using the five questions fro...

November 21, 2018

The children's activity calendar I created for Upstart for the month of December is now available online for FREE. Share with teachers, parents, and anyone else in your life that works with children or is looking for fun ideas for bringing joy and wonder to the every d...

November 20, 2018

THANK YOU, OMU!    

Oge Mora (@ogemora) is the author and illustrator of THANK YOU, OMU! In the story, the scent of the stew Omu has been laboring over draws a number of neighbors to her door and Omu is all too eager to share with her visitors. But when it com...

November 17, 2018

IMAGINE    

Lauren Castillo (@studiocastillo) is the illustrator of IMAGINE, a picture book adaptation of Juan Felipe Herrera inaugural's speech as the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States of America. Lauren’s work on this picture book is beautiful and it a...

November 14, 2018

Okay, so.... apparently October is a big month for book releases I read double or triple what I normally read in order to make the picture book recap for October. Here's a portion of the book pile from when I was starting to work out which 16 would make this list.

I hop...

November 14, 2018

MORE THAN WE CAN TELL + MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE    

Brigid Kemmerer (@BrigidKemmerer) is the author of MORE THAN WE CAN TELL, a book centering on the separate but soon-intertwining lives of two teens, one growing up in a foster home and the other the creat...

November 13, 2018

Sara O'Leary (This is Sadie, The Boy and the Blue Moon) and Jacob Grant (Cat Knit, Through with the Zoo) have a book coming out together! It's called OWLS ARE GOOD AT KEEPING SECRETS and in it Sara divulges little known secrets of the animal kingdom while Jacob all the...

November 6, 2018

The children's activity calendar I created for Upstart for the month of November is now available online for FREE. Share with teachers, parents, and anyone else in your life that works with children or is looking for fun ideas for bringing joy and wonder to the every d...

November 6, 2018

I AM ALFONSO JONES    

Tony Medina (@PoetTonyMedina) is the author of I AM ALFONSO JONES, a graphic novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement about a teen who is show and killed by police while shopping for a suit in a clothing store. The novel retrace...

November 5, 2018

Today I'm welcoming author Maryann Macdonald and illustrator Rahele Jomepour Bell to the blog to share the cover of their upcoming picture book, entitled PLAYDATE

First, let's take a look at the book description:

A picture book with minimal text and maximum impact, as...

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