Monthly Archives: July 2016

Over the Ocean

by Taro Gomi (Chronicle Books, 2016) There’s no better time to stand face to face with the ocean than summer, and I’ve spent a lot of time doing just that. It asks you to feel small. It asks you to watch with wide eyes. It asks you to hope. And that’s what Taro Gomi does […]

The Bear and the Piano

by David Litchfield (Clarion Books, 2016) I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but make sure you check the bottom of this post for the closing endpapers. A beautiful before and after of a beautiful story. And while we’re talking endpapers, check out this delightful new Instagram feed featuring notable endpapers. Endies, right? […]


by EsmĂ© Shapiro (Tundra Books, 2016 [out today!]) One of the best things about being in so many overlapping circles of the kids’ book community is that I often get a look at a book early. And this is one that has caused me to watch the calendar day after day after day after day […]