Our April Illustrator Highlight
features images by Ruth E. Harper, Lisa Johnston Hancock, Heather Brockman Lee, Luciana Navarro Powell, Caroline Dittmann, Dow Phumiruk, John Ledda, Shiho Pate, Linh My Nguyen, and Kirk Reedstrom.
Image by Ruth E. Harper
See full Highlight here.
SPRING Into April BOOK News !
Stay tuned for ALONE—a 2022 Notable & one of NCTE’s 21 Best Poetry and Verse Novels for Kids, a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist named on multiple Best of 2021 book lists and recipient of numerous state awards—to be published in paperback next month:
Megan E. Freeman’s acclaimed debut MG novel in verse ALONE
… along with Dow Phumiruk’s debut as an author/illustrator, HUGSBY,
are finalists for the 2023 Colorado Book Awards.
Gregory Barrington’s debut PB, COW BOY IS NOT A COWBOY – last year’s CO Book Award Winner – has been selected to represent Colorado Children’s Literature at the 2022 National Book Festival in Washington, DC.
Stay tuned for Gregory’s upcoming book, soon!
Other State Award Nominations
Shannon Hitchcock & N.H. Senzai’s Kirkus Best Book of 2020, FLYING OVER WATER (Scholastic) is on the 2022 Garden State Teen Book Award ballot for Fiction Grades 6-8.
NY State 2023 Charlotte Award nominees (Intermediate category) include Megan Hoyt’s BARTALI’S BICYCLE (Quill Tree Books/HC) and Erin’s Dealey’s DEAR EARTH (HC).
NYS Reading Association – Charlotte Awards
TITAN AND THE WILD BOARS: THE TRUE CAVE RESCUE OF THE THAI SOCCER TEAM (HC), written by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran, and illustrated by Dow Phumiruk, is a Louisiana Readers’ Choice Honor title for 2021-2022 (Grades 3 – 5).
2022 Green Earth Book Award Winners Honors
PLANET OCEAN, a Bank Street Best of 2022, is also a SLJ Top Book for Tween & Teen Climate activists. Alma Fullerton’s NO MORE PLASTIC is also an OLA Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award nominee and a 2022 Shining Willow Finalist (Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards).
Books to Make Earth Day Every Day
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“Clear, engaging, beautiful, and perfectly pitched … simply brilliant.”
“It’s a volume almost as jam-packed as a seed itself.”
UPCOMING in May from Penguin:
“Succinct text and the combined talents of diverse artists bring vibrancy and color to the portrayal of Asian American pioneers … A radiant tribute to groundbreakers to inspire the next generation.”
—Kirkus, starred review
Check out the spread from Dow Phumiruk:
UPCOMING in May from Macmillan:
May 10, 2022
SEEN on the floor at TLA:
Bottom right: Ariel Richardson of Chronicle, editor of Mehrdokht Amini’s latest book in the Concept of the Muslim World series, ONE SUN AND COUNTLESS STARS (written by Hena Khan).
Yes; we have stars in our eyes!
“The colorful illustrations capture the architecture, ceramics, calligraphy, and textiles of traditional Islamic art … a unique read-aloud and a significant addition to any library collection.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
Where else is East West?
Shannon Hitchcock and Alexandra Alessandri had sessions at the BAM (Books, Art, Music) Festival in West Palm Beach FLA.
Ernesto Cisneros will also be part of the Bay Area Book Festival.
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Congrats DOW PHUMIRUK: HER NAME WAS MARY KATHARINE on display at SFO:
*CONGRATULATIONS ONE AND ALL*
We are thrilled and thankful to represent such amazing talent.
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