First published in 1978 Tomie dePaola’s The Popcorn Book has gotten a reboot for it’s 40th anniversary. This book focuses on twins, Tony and Tiny. One loves to read and one loves to cook and they both love to eat POPCORN. The history of popcorn brims right off the page in this old favorite made new again. Find it wherever books are sold!
We want to shout about Tomie dePaola‘s new book, Quiet. This book celebrates mindfulness and stillness in a busy world. Quiet has been garnering positive reviews far and wide, including a much coveted Kirkus Star. “A lovely, simple reminder to pause and notice this life.” You can pick up Quiet wherever books are sold.
Eric Pinder has a brand new picture book! This time it’s all about counting and the perennial preschool favorite: DINOS! Eric’s playful language accompanied by Junissa Bianda’s colorful art will get your little one learning their 1…2…3’s. What did the critics have to say?
“A particularly lively specimen. Definitely has a preschooler’s number.” —Kirkus Reviews
Find this lovely PB in a bookstore near you
Beloved children’s author, Sy Montgomery, has a brand new book out in the world, this time geared toward adults. How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals reflects on 13 animals–Sy’s friends– and what it is to be different and the same, what it is to be empathetic and understanding…what it is to experience grief, despair, forgiveness and forgiving. What it is to be a good creature. Sounds like the perfect antidote for today’s world. Check Sy’s tour schedule to see if she’s going to be anywhere near you!
Help us in welcoming this gorgeously illustrated and wonderfully conceived book This Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace, illustrated by Agata Nowicka. Timely, educational and buzzworthy, we think. And we’re not the only ones. See what (sometimes grumpy) Kirkus had to say!
“This book takes figures from all races, nationalities, and religions and looks at them as human beings and at the amazing things they have accomplished… A deeply patriotic look at how immigrants’ application of the American ideals of hard work and perseverance can have lasting effects.”
―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson is here! The Splintered Light follows Ishmael (who lives in a black and white world) who is prompted to leave his farm when he sees a spectrum of color. He wonders if his absent brother might hold some answers, so he goes on a journey, eventually locating Luc in the Hall of Hue, working to become a Color Keeper. In his black and white world, could Ishmael become a Color Keeper, too? This will hit the mark for fans of The Giver. Don’t believe me? Look at all the shiny blurbs!
“A deep dive into a world-within-a-world, a heart-within-a-heart.” —Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist
“Johnson takes a familiar coming-of-age arc and wraps it in a gorgeously built world that asks readers to plumb the nature of creation.”—Kirkus
“The joys of the senses and the glories of creation shine in this radiant debut.” —Julie Berry, Printz Honor author of The Passion of Dolssa
“Ginger Johnson’s debut is as vibrant as the colors her characters wield in this novel about creativity, collaboration, and creation.” —Megan Frazer Blakemore, author of The Water Castle and The Firefly Cod
You can join Ginger at lots of places, this fall! See: