Bedtime for Cranky Crab Author: Cristina Ergunay Illustrator: Heather Gross Publisher: Cartwheel Books/Scholastic Release date: May 2020 Page count: 24 Synopsis: Cranky Crab is NOT ready for bed. The sea creatures around him are all drifting off to sleep, but he just wants to eat snacks and play! Follow Crab as he travels past sea … More Board Book Spotlight: Bedtime for Cranky Crab by Cristina Ergunay plus a giveaway!
WHO NAMED THEIR PONY MACARONI? Author: Marilyn Singer, Ryan McAmis (Illustrations) Pub. Date: October 1, 2019 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion About the book: A family of mice. A runaway goat. A mischievous snake. A shocking parrot. A pardoned turkey. A pampered raccoon. A ghostbusting dog. A celebrity cow. The White House housed more than presidents and First Families–who could … More PB Spotlight & Excerpt: Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? by Marilyn Singer with a GIVEAWAY!
THE PERFECT SEAT Author: Minh Lê & Gus Gordon (Illustrator) Pub. Date: November 12, 2019 Publisher: Disney Hyperion About the book: This child and their parent are almost ready for story time–but first, they must find the perfect seat! This cozy picture book by Drawn Together author Minh Lê takes readers through various opposites (“Too rough! Too slippery!”) … More PB Spotlight: The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê with a GIVEAWAY!
From acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter comes the urgent and powerful story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic…I want you to … More PB Spotlight: Our House is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet by Jeanette Winter
Daddy, Can You See The Moon? (release date April 9, 2019) is about the special moments a young boy and his deployed dad share by looking at the moon, until the father comes home a wounded warrior and the boy realizes that love was what kept them connected all along. This is such a difficult … More Q & A with author Gayle Krause about Daddy, Can You See the Moon? Plus, a giveaway! Win a PB Critique!
CAVEKID BIRTHDAY Written by: Cathy Breisacher Illustrated by: Roland Garrigue Publisher: Charlesbridge Publication Date: March 5, 2019 ABOUT THE BOOK: “The message will resonate with generations of readers—the simplicity of a box combined with imagination crosses time and gender…Book sweet.” KIRKUS REVIEWS CAVEKID BIRTHDAY is a prehistoric retelling of the Gift … More PB Spotlight: Cavekid Birthday by Cathy Breisacher with a giveaway!
Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Luisa Uribe About the book: This sweet story about a girl named Alma and a stray dog named Lulu shows how a girl and a dog can rescue each other. Lulu sleeps under the moon, drinking from mud puddles and is covered in ticks until she is rescued. She … More PB Spotlight: Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari with a giveaway!
So excited to spotlight this instant classic, The Book Tree, written by Paul Czajak and illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh. About the book: When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayor’s head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlo’s imagination and perserverance, the … More PB Spotlight: The Book Tree by Paul Czajak
DEAR SUBSTITUTE Author: Audrey Vernick, Liz Garton Scanlon, &Chris Raschka (Illustrations) Pub. Date: June 19, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion About the book: When a substitute teacher named Miss Pelly comes to class, one student bristles at the change in routine-Miss Pelly doesn’t follow the rules like Mrs. Giordano. But in time, our student learns that even though the substitute … More PB Spotlight: Dear Substitute by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon with a GIVEAWAY!
Terrific Tongues! by: Maria Gianferrari Illustrated by: Jia Liu Using whimsical comparisons, this brightly illustrated nonfiction picture book highlights the fascinating ways different animals—from a woodpecker, to a snake, to a bat—use their tongues. It’s a straw, it’s a mop, it’s a sword—it’s all of those things, and more! Animals’ amazing tongues have unique and unusual functions. … More PB Spotlight: Terrific Tongues! by Maria Gianferrari with giveaway!