Category: Authors and Books

Happy (almost) Book Birthday to Henry Herz’ I AM SMOKE + 10 Qs

This beautiful nonfiction picture book, Henry Herz’ I AM SMOKE (Illus. Mercè López /  Tilbury House Publishers) launches on Sept. 14th! “Herz presents a provocative and unique look at the lifecycle and benefits of smoke throughout the millennia. Lopez’s multimedia artwork further illuminates the ethereal nature of smoke as it drifts and dances across the… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL + 6 Qs for author Katelyn Aronson

You guys–It’s a BULL in a china shop! Isn’t he wonderful? We’re so excited to celebrate the release of this wonderful book, CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL, by Katelyn Aronson ( Illus. Eve Farb / Page Street Kids). Speaking of cool, CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL was featured in this WSJ article! You might remember meeting Katelyn Aronson… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEARTS + 6 Qs for Lindsay Bonilla

It’s Book Birthday time again, and this week we are celebrating Lindsay Bonilla‘s picture book, I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEARTS (Illus. Eleonora Pace/ Creative Editions).  “Animals come in many shapes and sizes-some have large ears, others have distinctive noses, and still others have far too many eyes! They express emotions in different… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to ISABEL AND HER COLORES GO TO SCHOOL + 5 Qs for Alexandra Alessandri + a #Giveaway

Feliz Cumpleaños! We’re celebrating the bilingual Book Birthday for ISABEL AND HER COLORES GO TO SCHOOL by Alexandra Alessandri, Illus. Courtney Dawson, Sleeping Bear Press– and there’s a #GIVEAWAY –details below. “A first-day-of-school story steeped in vibrant imagery…This story affirms the experiences of English language learners while encouraging empathy for others. Readers will root for… Read more »

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 »