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July 30, 2019

MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE  

Isabel Quintero (@isabelinpieces) and Zeke Peña (@zpvisual) share MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE. The story is based on memories from Isabel’s childhood, but it’s also more than that. The story centers on Daisy, her father, and their nightly tr...

July 27, 2019

Here at Kidlit These Days, Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and I are your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. 

TODAY'S EPISODE: Reading Audiobooks

Matthew...

July 26, 2019

SUMO JOE  

Mia Wenjen (@pragmaticmom) and Nat Iwata (@NatIwata) share SUMO JOE. SUMO JOE is a story told in rhyme about a boy and his friends upholding a centuries-old tradition considered through a modern lens. It’s the first picture book I’ve read that addresses...

July 26, 2019

Here at Kidlit These Days, Karina Yan Glaser, NYT bestselling author of the Vanderbeekers series, and I are your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. 

TODAY'S EPISODE: Standing on Shoulders

Kari...

July 23, 2019

ARMSTRONG  

Torben Kuhlmann shares ARMSTRONG, his best-selling picture book about a mouse who dreams of setting foot on the moon gets a special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Torben and I found a private conf...

July 17, 2019

NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE  

Ashley Franklin (@DifferentAshley) shares NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE. In this debut picture book readers meet Tameika, a theater-loving, stage-starring girl. She’s so excited for her school’s production of Snow White that she signs up for both audi...

July 12, 2019

ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES!  

Megan Lacera (@MeganLacera) and Jorge Lacera (@jlacera) share ZOMBIES DON’T EAT VEGGIES! In their debut picture book readers meet Mo, a zombie and chef with a taste for cuisine his parents, quite frankly, find revolting. But this isn’t...

July 9, 2019

HICOTEA  

Lorena Alvarez shares HICOTEA, a companion graphic novel to her 2017 debut, NIGHTLIGHTS. Guest host Mel Schuit interviews Lorena at the American Library Association's annual conference and they discuss the art and inspiration behind the graphic novels. Fo...

July 5, 2019

LIVE AT THE POPTOP STAGE AT ALA 

Recorded live on the PopTop Stage at the American Library Association's annual conference, three Newbery Honorees and powerful female voices in the children's literature share the stories behind their successful and upcoming middle grade...

July 2, 2019

THE BRIDGE HOME 

Padma Venkatraman (@padmatv) shares THE BRIDGE HOME, a 2019 Global Read Aloud choice. The story centers on two sisters, Viji and Rukku, who are orphaned at the hands of an abusive father and a mother who is too afraid to leave him. Viji is the caretaker...

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