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!
Hi Lindsay! Thanks so much for chatting with me! As you know, we “met” via Twitter, when I reached out after seeing your New Year’s tweet, which summed up your 2017 and piqued my interest. 1) First of all, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS — Your debut picture book, This Book is Spineless, is … More Q & A with debut PB author Lindsay Leslie
Yesterday, the Brielle Public Library in New Jersey was playfully transformed by whale cookies, penguin balloons, cleverly-named candies, and more for the book launch of A Small Blue Whale. A Small Blue Whale, written by New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry (Stick and Stone) and illustrated by Lisa Mundorff, is a beautiful, charming picture book … More Book Launch Fun! A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Lisa Mundorff
About the Book: Title: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña, and illustrated by Ana Ramírez Pub. Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Disney Press This jacketed picture book pairs Newbery Winner Matt de la Pe a and Pixar artist Ana Ram rez with the highly anticipated Pixar Studios film, Coco. Featuring a beautiful original story based … More PB Spotlight: COCO: MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY by Matt de la Peña & illustrated by Ana Ramírez