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Sunday Shopping, illustrated by Shadra Strickland

19 Mar 2015

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First Book Blog Chose Sunday Shopping, Illus. by Shadra Strickland, for Its Monthly Book List

November 16, 2015

The First Book Blog chose Sunday Shopping, written by Sally Derby and illustrated by Shadra Strickland, for one of its Five Favorite Books of October. The First Book Blog chose Sunday Shopping as the best pick of the month for ages eight to ten.  They write, “This sweet story about a Sunday tradition between a loving grandmother and her granddaughter is also a great opportunity for imaginative play!” Congratulations, Sally and Shadra!

You can see the full list here and buy your own copy of Sunday Shopping here.

Fantastic Review for Sunday Shopping from the BCCB

August 24, 2015

Sunday Shopping has received further praise from the Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books. Praising Shadra’s illustrations, the BCCB writes:

“Strickland’s mixed-media art effectively differentiates real from pretend: reality offers cozily domestic views in a softly edged circle…Pretend, on the other hand, stretches out across the pages in full-bleed with electric scenes of plenty, with a cornucopia of layered collage elements freely playing with scale in cheerfully surreal and energetic scenes. ”

Check out the review here.


See Shadra Strickland’s illustrations in the Sunday Shopping Book Trailer

August 7, 2015

Sunday Shopping is out now from Lee & Low Books! Of Shadra’s gorgeous illustrations, School Library Journal writes, “Strickland’s illustrations are a vibrant mix of watercolor, acrylic, and wax pencil, digitally interspersed with fanciful, oversize images of whimsy and delight.”  Kirkus says: “Both old-fashioned and fresh-feeling, this book is thoroughly worthy of a shopping trip.”

Visit Lee & Low’s website to purchase a copy and download a free activity sheet.

Sunday Shopping Featured in The Horn Book

April 9, 2015

Sunday Shopping, written by Sally Derby and illustrated by Shadra Strickland, received a terrific review in The Horn Book Magazine.

“Strickland’s bright, breezy acrylic, watercolor, wax pencil, and digital collage-style illustrations blend realistic portraiture with creative flights of fancy to evoke this weekly ritual, making manifest Evie and Grandma’s vivid storytelling in ways that will speak to young readers’ imaginations,” wrote The Horn Book.


Sunday Shopping Chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection

December 10, 2015

Sunday Shopping, written by Sally Derby and illustrated by Shadra Strickland, has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection. The book will be among their 2015 offerings.

Sunday Shopping comes out on May 15, 2015.