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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 »

12+ NEW Fun #DIY #kidlit Character Costumes for Halloween or Book Character Dress-up Day!

Who’s ready for some new #DIY costume ideas? If you’ve read DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 (Harper Collins / Illus. Luisa Uribe), you know I’m all about costumes pulled together from repurposed and upcycled materials. Whether you’re celebrating Book Character Day or getting ready to Trick or Treat (or need an easy, comfortable… Read more »

8 Qs for author Carol Kim to celebrate a (belated) Happy Book Bday + Hangeul day = KING SEJONG INVENTS AN ALPHABET

WE have a DOUBLE celebration on the blog today: Happy Book Birthday to Carol Kim’s debut nonfiction picture book, KING SEJONG INVENTS AN ALPHABET “An artful telling of the birth of an alphabet.”―Kirkus Reviews AND–how cool is it that Oct. 9th was Hangeul Day, the celebration of the Korean Alphabet! Around here, we celebrate with… Read more »

6 Qs with HELLO, TREE creators Ana Crespo and Dow Phumiruk

Today on the blog, we get to celebrate the recent release of HELLO, TREE, a beautiful picture book about hope and renewal, written by Ana Crespo, and Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk (Little Brown Books for Young Readers). Welcome Ana and Dow! Ana & Dow: Thank you so much for inviting us to share about HELLO,… Read more »

5 Wonderful Books for Fire Season

Sadly, Fire Season is a thing these days, and not just in California, where forest fires have names, just like hurricanes. You might live in an area turned upside down (possibly literally) by hurricane Henri or Ida, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Where I live, we have #Caldor, #Dixie, and #Tamarack fires… Read more »