Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Unexpected Love Story Of Alfred Fiddleduckling + An Interview with Timothy Basil Ering

by Timothy Basil Ering (Candlewick, 2017) One of my all time favorite picture books is The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, which I wrote about here. That’s Timothy’s! I’m so excited to have him here today and to give you a peek of his latest book, a total delight, The Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling. Check out […]

The Green Umbrella

by Jackie Azúa Kramer and Maral Sassouni (NorthSouth, 2016) Here’s a gorgeous book that’s got it all. Beautiful language, lovely pictures, and a story that is rich in both originality and familiarity. It’s out early next month, and I’m so excited to bring you this sneak peek today. An umbrella. An ordinary thing. But this […]

Writing!

by Murray McCain & John Alcorn (Ammo Books, reissued 2015; originally published 1964) Take a look at this quirky book on writing I snagged recently. I love it for its oddball pictures and typography as much as for its spot-on quips on writing and how to do it. A craft book? A picture book? A […]

Radiant Child

by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016) Let’s start 2017 with one of the most exquisite books of 2016. If you don’t know it yet, I’d bet a Picasso that three Mondays from now you’ll be hearing more about it. Truly one for the year and one for our time. Just look. […]