Big Apple Diaries (Roaring Brook) Alyssa Bermudez‘s graphic novel memoir about growing up in New York around the time of 9/11 will be published August 17. It is already getting great reviews. Publishers Weekly says “Bermudez puts her whole heart on the page, and the love she holds for her younger self can be deeply felt in every entry.” Read the full review here Kirkus calls the book “An authentic and moving time capsule of middle school angst, trauma, and joy.” Read the full review here. You can preorder the book here
Tiny Barbarian (HarperCollins) by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Ashley Spires, and Blueberry Cake (Aladdin) by Sarah Dillard have been named Amazon picks for ages 3 to 5 for July. See all of the picks here Preorder Tiny Barbarian here Preorder Blueberry Cake here
Paletero Man (HarperCollins), written by Lucky Diaz and illustrated by Micah Player is on Publishers Weekly New and Noteworthy List for June. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says “Player adds dynamic spreads in bright hues that often illuminate the untranslated Spanish.” See the full list of New and Noteworthy books for June here
Nadya Bonten-Slenders was chosen from the more than two hundred Dutch and Belgian entries, as one of the winners of the 2021 Picture This competition. You can see her beautiful illustrations, along with the other winners here. Picture this! is an initiative of Lemniscaat Publishers (NL) and the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (GB). The competition is supported by Protea (ZA), Walker Books (GB), the Burg Wissem Bilderbuch Museum (DE), Kaléidoscope (FR), Lemniscaat Publishers (NL) and the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (GB). Congratulations Nadya!
2020 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor book Sharuko (Lee & Low) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri has been named to Horn Book Magazine’s 2021 Summer Reading list. See the complete list here Get the book here
Paletero Man (HarperCollins) by Lucky Diaz, illustrated by Micah Player has received a 3rd starred review, this time from Publishers Weekly. It has also received stars from Kirkus and School Library Journal. PW says Player adds dynamic spreads in bright hues that often illuminate the untranslated Spanish. A wonderfully executed treat of a book with a sweet community focus. Read the full review here Get the book here