November 17, 2017

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Hanging out with Frank Lloyd Wright, Mary Wong, and Jack Gantos #AASL17

An #AASL pre-conference tour offered an opportunity to visit a National Historic Landmark and an extraordinary collection of children’s book art.

Flora and the Chicks & Flora and the Ostrich by Molly Idle | SLJ Review

IDLE, Molly. Flora and the Chicks. Mar. 2017. ISBN 9781452146577.

––––. Flora and the Ostrich. Sept. 2017. ISBN 9781452146584.

ea vol: illus. by Molly Idle. 20p. Chronicle. Board $9.99.

PreS –With the latest offerings starring the beloved Flora, Idle tackles the concepts of counting and opposites. Donning a yellow kerchief and a pair of red overalls in Chicks, Flora attempts to keep track of a bevy of chickens as they hatch and cavort around the farmyard. Readers will enjoy counting the chicks as page by page […]

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.

New Titles by Molly Idle, William Joyce, & Steve Jenkins | SLJ Sneak Peek

New picture books by Molly Idle and William Joyce; a middle grade superhero tale by James Patterson; a picture book biography about New Orleans musician, Trombone Shorty; and more. Check out the latest sneak peek of reviews appearing in the upcoming April issue.

Frosty Days and Warm Hearts | Great Books to Celebrate Winter

Embrace and celebrate the turn of the season with these wondrous and delightful stories featuring record-breaking blizzards and gentle snowy adventures.

Late 2014 and Early 2015 Picture Books, Easy Readers, and Beginning Chapter Books | Fiction Preschool to Grade 4

A sparkling assortment of picture books to share with young patrons one-on-one and in a group setting and engaging early chapter books to help newly independent readers reinforce their decoding skills.

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How Wordless Picture Books Empower Children | SLJ Day of Dialog 2014

Wordless picture books allow children to project their own imaginations upon a story and “own it,” as author/illustrator Bob Staake, along with Aaron Becker, Raul Colón, and Molly Idle discussed during a lively panel at School Library Journal’s 2014 Day of Dialog.

Molly Idle’s ‘Flora and the Flamingo’ Is a Wordless Wonder | Under Cover

Artist and author Molly Idle talks about her latest book, her life, and her obsession with Prismacolor pencils.