January 2023

January 1, 2023

Image by Gregory Barrington


Happy Book Birthdays


(Harper Collins)

Now available in paperback!

Also releasing in paperback…



by Paralympic gold medalist

Patty Cisneros Prevo 

illustrated by Dion Mbd
(Lee & Low)

Meet fifteen remarkable athletes who use adaptive equipment in this beautiful and truth-telling picture book.

Coming June 27

and already a

in Children’s Sports Biographies

and a #2 New Release
in Children’s Books on Disabilities

(both as of 01/18)

Image by Dow Phumiruk

Happy Book Birthday 

Based on the popular 


The third in the Little Golden Books collaboration including:


NEW for
Valentine’s Day: 


An Anna Dewdney Book

(Grosset & Dunlap)

Ring in Valentine’s Day
—and love—
with Llama Llama! 

An Indie bestseller!

The perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day—
or any day of the year.


And don’t forget:

And check out this display!


as of 1/8

Marking East/West’s

290th week



as of 1/21


(week of 1/22)


Kids & Young Adult Bestsellers | Tattered Cover Book Store
(as of of 1/09)


(week of 1/21)

Children’s Valentine’s Books 

in Children’s Books

Check out our 2022 deal announcements


2023 Stars (So Far!)

Award-winning Alexandra Alessandri’s debut MG Diverse Fantasy 
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Additional reviews:




written by Suzanne Slade

Illustrated by NYT-bestselling

Thomas Gonzalez

“(an) absolute treat of a nonfiction picture book … Gonzalez’s photorealistic art is breathtaking.”

Awards & Honors








YES WE WILLDow Phumiruk; contributor



The 2022 Nerdies: Best Nonfiction Picture Books



2022 Unique Biographies for Kids


“one of the more exciting bios I’ve seen in a long time.”
31 Days, 31 Lists: 2022 Unique Biographies for Kids (slj.com)

Lauren Kerstein’s HOME FOR A WHILE (Magination Press) 
helps kids understand what fostercare is and relays that experience through an accessible story.









Where’s East/West?


Kicking off 2023 with
a fabulous presentation from Lauren Kerstein
at our January ZOOMtacular!


experiencing creative joy!”
Thank you, Lauren. 



Click above image (L) 
to listen to Pat Tanumihardja, author, and Shiho Pate (R), the illustrator of RAMEN FOR EVERYONE (Atheneum).

Pate’s spirited, manga-esque illustrations feature diagonal panels and dynamic text (accompanied by near-flawless Japanese translations) rendered in a vibrant palette of eye-catching yellows, blues, greens, and oranges. Tanumihardja’s simple yet evocative prose draws readers into the drama and tension of the ramen making and brings to life Hiro’s loving, understanding family; this is a rich depiction of a Japanese child offering a modern take on a traditional dish. Backmatter includes background on the dish, rules for cooking in the kitchen with young chefs, and a recipe for easy miso ramen.”


Ana Crespo visited Jeffco Public Schools in coordination with BookBar Denver. Students received copies of Lia & Luís: Who Has More? (Charlesbridge / Illus. Giovana Medeiros )


“… age-appropriate introduction to spatial skills that will appeal to kids. … Intellectual lessons and a glimpse at Brazilian American culture fit seamlessly together.


Authors Collaborate on Music-Centered Children’s Digital Series ‘Songbook’


In the three-episode season, available on the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel and website, each episode follows one selected middle school student who has prepared an original poem based on a book. They each meet with musician Randy Preston to set their poem to music. … 
authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess are executive producers.

Viewers follow along with their collaborative process, which includes songwriting tips, surprise appearances, and a final performance in front of a live audience.

Read the entire article here.

Songbook Videos | Kennedy Center (kennedy-center.org)



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