Congratulations to our illustrator Eric Barclay! His latest work Once Upon A Goat is a CYBILS finalist in the picture book category! CYBILS writes, the book “succeeds at what the best children’s literature does: teaches a lesson without preaching a lesson.” The full list of CYBILS finalists can be found here. Once Upon A Goat is available for purchase online here.
Frank Morrison has done it again! The Roots of Rap was featured on School Library Journal’s “Top 20 Books of 2019” list! Congrats Frank! You can find the full list at the link here. Be sure to check out The Roots of Rap here!
Congrats to Vanessa Brantley-Newton for being included in the Washington Post’s “Best Children’s Books of 2019” list with THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN! The book was also featured on The Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books Blue Ribbons list, commemorating the most magical books of the previous twelve months. You can purchase The King of Kindergarten online here!
What is A Refugee? By Elise Gravel was included in a New York Times Article titled “Kids Have Questions. These Picture Books Have Answers.” NYT writes, “Gravel’s bubbly, cartoon-style art and plain-spoken explanations help soften the truth’s harsh edges.” You can check out the full article here. What Is A Refugee? is available for purchase online here.
Congrats to our illustrators Elizabeth Zunon and Vanessa Brantley-Newton for being featured on the CSMCL’s list of the best books of 2019! The CSMCL, the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, highlighted Zunon’s I Am Farmer and Brantley-Newton’s The King of Kindergarten. What an achievement! You can find the full list here.
Charnelle Pinkney Barlow‘s debut children’s book, Just Like A Mama, explores “the dynamics and different emotions that can arise” within an unconventional family. Charnelle spoke with Les Femmes Folles, an organization that aims to support and promote women in all forms. Charnelle discussed her passion for illustration and the inspiration behind the story. She said, “I hope that people are not only able to enjoy the book, but that they are able to see a piece of themselves within the story.” You can check out the full interview here! Just Like A Mama can be pre-ordered here. It hits shelves on January 14th!