Crushes of the Week: November 27 to December 3, 2022

This week’s crushes: Building an orchestra of hope: how Favio Chávez taught children to make music with garbageby Carmen Oliver and Luisa Uribe (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, October 2022) Life with My Dragon: Five Heartwarming Tales by Fred Benaglia and Didier Lévy (Thames & Hudson, November 2022) sidney the lonely cloud by Tim Hopgood … Read more

Let’s Talk Picture Books: Let’s Talk Illustrators #232: Sam Winston

I’m so excited to feature my interview with Sam Winston here today! Sam’s work lives at the intersection of two strongly connected worlds, fine art and language, and expertly blends his two passions in his debut as an author and illustrator. one and all. I’ll let the art and language expert show and tell from … Read more

Case(envelope) of Mondays

We have a case(wrap) of Mondays! Ofone and allby Sam Winston (Candlewick Press, November 2022) PS: we have an interview with Sam tomorrow!! Stop by to read about this beautiful picture book! This post contains affiliate links. For more information visit mypolicies and disclosures page.

Let’s Talk Picture Books: Crushes of the Week: November 13-19, 2022

This week’s crushes: The best kind of mooncake by Pearl Auyeung (Page Street Kids, October 2022) the monsters go by Daisy Hirst (Candlewick Press, October 2022) The coat by Severine Vidal and Louis Thomas (Flyaway Books, October 2022) If your babysitter is a witch by Ana Siqueira and Irena Freitas (Simon & Schuster Books for … Read more

Let’s talk picture books: WHAT ARE WORDS, REALLY?

What are words, really? by Alexi Lubomirski and Carlos Aponte explores the power of words and how the right words can change the world. What are the words? Turns out they’re not just random letters arranged in different ways, they have power! Words can be funny, hurtful, magical, and everything in between, but more than … Read more

Let’s Talk Picture Books: Let’s Talk Illustrators #231: Cat Min

I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to speak with the author-illustrator. minimal cat on the little toymaker! This is the first time that Cat has created text for a book: her debut shy willow she was speechless, so it was a delight to see her in what I know will be a … Read more