National Pet Day (April 11th) is the perfect time to celebrate Andy Myer‘s latest book, SOMETIMES YOU FIND A RED RHINOCEROS (PYP Academy Press). A whimsical children’s picture book about what happens when a child unexpectedly meets up with a red rhinoceros and adopts it as a pet. What could go wrong? Let’s get started!… Read more »
Category: Kid lit illustrators
8 Qs with Jeanne Walker Harvey about her new #NF #PB ABLAZE WITH COLOR: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas = Happy Book Birthday!
2.22.22 feels like a lucky day, doesn’t it? And we have the excellent good fortune of celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with the Book Birthday of ABLAZE WITH COLOR: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Illus. Loveis Wise, Harper Collins. Check out these STARRED reviews “This charming biography’s title describes not only Alma Thomas’… Read more »
Happy Book Birthday to HER NAME WAS MARY KATHARINE: The Only Woman Whose Name is on the Declaration of Independence = 8 Qs with Ella Schwartz + Dow Phumiruk
Her Name Was Mary Katharine: The Only Woman Whose Name Is on the Declaration of Independence, the important, historical picture book by Ella Schwartz & Dow Phumiruk, releases TODAY with Christy Ottaviano Books and we get to talk to the fabulous author/illustrator team who created it! Are you ready? Welcome to the blog, Ella & Dow!… Read more »
Happy Book Birthday to ANZU THE GREAT KAIJU + 10 Qs with Benson Shum!
It’s our first Book Birthday celebration of 2022 and I’m happy to welcome author/illustrator (and Disney animator) Benson Shum. His latest book, ANZU THE GREAT KAIJU (Roaring Brook), is the sweetest! But don’t take my word for it. “[E]ngaging and heartwarming. . . . A tongue-in-cheek bildungsroman spun around celebrating differences and the underrated superpowers… Read more »
Happy #Ballet Book Birthday to Forster & Siadat’s MY DADDY CAN FLY with 8 Qs for illustrator Jami Gigot
It’s a wonderful #ballet Book Birthday blog celebration for MY DADDY CAN FLY, written by American Ballet Theater principal dancer, Thomas Forster–with Shari Siadat, and Illustrated by Jami Gigot. (Random House Studio). I am so excited to dive into these questions with illustrator Jami Gigot. She is not only a fun and fabulous illustrator, but… Read more »