Category: Authors and Books

7 Picture Books to Read Before Kindergarten Starts!

Yes, it’s STILL summer, but this is a list of before-school-starts picture books. Like you, we LOVE the wonderful “tried and true” back-to-school books like THE KISSING HAND and THE NAME JAR, and newish ones like ALL ARE WELCOME and SCHOOL’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, but have you checked these out? 1. In this BRAND… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP + 10 Qs for for JaNay Brown-Wood

YAYYYY!!!! It’s a Book Birthday for JaNay Brown-Wood‘s newest picture book, SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP Illus. by Elissambura, Charlesbridge. “Delightful comic relief for every household with a baby.“ “…The text is composed of playful rhyming couplets, with sound effects hand-lettered in all-caps crowding into compositions as if they have lives of their own. The colorful,… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERPANTS + 10 Qs for Christine Van Zandt + a #Giveaway!

HOLD everything–are we really celebrating a book about The BRIEF History of Underpants? You bet your BOTTOM dollar, we are. “Leaving no double entendre unturned, Van Zandt chronicles tushie-wear from the ‘beginning of buns’ onward.” ―Booklist “I laughed my butt off! Not only is this book funny, but Christine Van Zandt delivers a veritable wedgie-whirlwind… Read more »

Happy almost Book Birthday to–> Q & U Call It QUits + 7 QUick QUestions for author Stef Wade

Stef Wade’s new picture book, Q & U Call It QUits (IllUs. Jorge Martin / QUill Tree Books) hits the shelves next week and we are celebrating with some QUick QUestions… BUt first–what’s it all aboUt? For fans of Z Is for Moose and Little i, this hilarious and quirky story about friendship and the alphabet will make young…

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“Bon Book Anniversaire” to PIGLETTE’S PERFECT SURPRISE + 4 Qs for Katelyn Aronson

Katelyn Aronson and PIGLETTE are back in Paris with a fun sequel, PIGLETTE’S PERFECT SURPRISE, (Viking), once again with wonderful art by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne. This Piglette story takes place in a posh Paris patisserie, where Piglette is determined to make the most perfectly pleasing cake for Madame Paradee’s party. Time for… Read more »