July 26, 2017

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Those Endless Summer Reading Wish Lists | Authors and Illustrators Reveal Theirs

Not surprisingly, fun and funny is a theme during this post-election year.

A Mark Twain Picture Book, “Say OH!”, and More | SLJ Day of Dialog 2017

Picture book creators Sean Qualls, Selina Alko, Sydney Smith, Philip Stead, Brendan Wenzel, and Hervé Tullet touched on collaboration, a sense of place, and whimsy during a panel.

Teacher Appreciation Day | Authors and Illustrators Remember Early Educators

The impressions our early educators make on us are often indelible. From beloved teachers to wannabe Coach Trunchbulls, here are few reminiscences you won’t want to miss.

Counting Down to SLJ’s Popular Picks: Part 3

In advance of the print debut of SLJ’s Popular Picks in the April 2016 issue, SLJ editors have chosen must-have works for kids and teens that appeared in the March 2016 issue.

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A New Tullet, a “Lowriders” Sequel, and the Latest from Molly Idle Shine at Chronicle’s Spring 2016 Preview

Librarian Amy Cheney attends the recent Chronicle preview in San Francisco, CA, highlighting hotly anticipated new picture books, novels, and more.

A Flurry of Fresh Children’s and YA Titles Presented at the AAP Book Buzz

Librarian Robbin Friedman attends and reports back on the recent AAP Book Buzz, highlighting new and upcoming titles for children and teens.

Q & A: Hervé Tullet on How He Works, Why He Got into Children’s Books, and His Mix It Up Tour

Masterful children’s author and illustrator Hervé Tullet talks to SLJ about taking his creative process to schools and libraries in his latest Mix It Up tour that hit Brooklyn Public Library on October 19.

Press Release Fun: Hervé Tullet – The Exhibit

My 3-year-old daughter is currently an Hervé Tullet fan, but not in the sense you might think.  It’s not Press Here that strikes her fancy (though she enjoys it well enough) but his board books with Phaidon.  Who knew?  Now there’s an exhibit up over in Brooklyn I need to take her to. Brooklyn Public […]

Summer and Fall Picture Books, Easy Readers, and Beginning Chapter Books | Preschool to Grade 4 Fiction

This month, SLJ looks at Aaron Becker’s wordless triumph, Hervé Tullet’s latest interactive picture book, Mo Willems’s gentle yet hilarious take on friendship, and more.

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Video Sunday: Pregnant iguanas galore

This may sound a little crazy, but even though I’m on maternity leave for three months or so, this video made me nostalgic for my system. It’s the rather remarkable Why Libraries Matter short documentary from The Atlantic. Beautifully shot and LOOK! There’s Rita Meade again! Somebody give that gal her own show. While we’re […]

Pictures of the Week: Winners and Honorees of the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Author and Illustrator Hervé Tullet

Winners and honorees of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Award were celebrated at a ceremony earlier this month; Hervé Tullet signs books at a reception for his newest picture book I Am Blop!