Tag: picture books

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 (almost) Book Birthday Karen Yin WHOLE WHALE = 8 Qs + Inclusion + STEM

I’m thrilled to help celebrate the Book Birthday of WHOLE WHALE on the blog today, the wonderful debut picture book by Karen Yin, Illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff / Barefoot Books / releasing SOON! Time for some questions! Q 1.     What was the inspiration for WHOLE WHALE? Karen Yin: I love wordplay, so when the words “whole whale” popped into… Read more »

TWO #kidlit authors + 6 Questions = Three Book Birthday celebrations…in a #pandemic!

We’ve doubled-the-fun this week with 6 Qs for TWO #kidlit authors! Meet Rosie J. Pova, whose picture book, SUNDAY RAIN (Illus. Amariah Rauscher / Lantana Publishing) was released March 2nd! A quiet, sweet story blending common themes of moving, imagination, and friendship. —KIRKUS Matt Forrest Esenwine is celebrating two Book Birthdays- ELLIOT THE HEART SHAPED… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to AN EQUAL SHOT = 4 Qs + 3 tips for #kidlit Illustrators just starting out–> from the amazing Dow Phumiruk.

Happy Book Birthday to An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America Written by Helaine Becker,  AN EQUAL SHOT (Henry Holt) is a nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature, featuring illustrations by Dow Phumiruk*. *Pronunciation: Dow rhymes with “wow!” : ) Phumiruk has a…

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7 Qs with Sandra Nickel about her NEW nonfiction pb, The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

I’m completely starstruck by Sandra Nickel’s new NF picture book: The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe  Illus. Aimée Sicuro / Abrams releasing March 2, 2021 Click here to view trailer.  I was hooked from the start by the lyrical title of Sandra Nickel’s #must-read NF picture book biography,… Read more »