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Review of the Day: Magic Candies by Heena Baek, translated by Sophie Bowman

Deeply touching, funny, and incredibly odd, this is the kind of picture book that gets you excited about picture books all over again.

Review of the Day: Mars Is by Suzanne Slade

Want to instill Mars fever? Then you gotta catch this book.

Review of the Day: The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book by Kate Milford

Ms. Milford’s skills have at last come together to produce her magnum opus. I’ll tell you true – there’s not a soul alive I’ve handed this book to that didn’t get sucked into it. Every book has its reader. It just happens that this book’s reader is you.

The Big Bath House Interview: For “body-loving parents, rebel reviewers and vanguard author-librarians”

“The overall feeling is just one of communal joy and familial tending, which feels particularly powerful and poignant in the wake of the past year of anti-Asian violence. We need more stories of Asian female joy.” Kyo Maclear and Gracey Zhang discuss their remarkable, upcoming The Big Bath House.

Bringing Unsung Heroes to Light: Talking about The People’s Painter with Cynthia Levinson and Evan Turk

Today I talk shop about one of the latest, and most beautiful picture book biographies you would ever have the chance to see with its creators.

Review of the Day: Opposites Abstract by Mo Willems

No elephants. No piggies. No pigeons. And yet there’s something about this abstracted concept book to lure me into reviewing it. I haven’t reviewed Mo in 14 years. See why I’ve come around.

Review of the Day: Sylvie by Sylvie Kantorovitz

Early 70s France never looked so good. A new middle grade graphic memoir comes to us. A perfect new addition to every bookshelf looking for something familiar and odd all at once.

Cats and Dogs . . . Together? Talking with Elisha Cooper About the Sublime Yes & No

Picture books, puppies, and preternaturally attractive cats. It’s interview time with Elisha Cooper about his latest title Yes & No. Hope you like pets!

Review of the Day: Root Magic by Eden Royce

A smartly plotted dip into the Gullah-Geechee culture of early 60s rural South Carolina, this book weaves family, history, and spooky stuff together like a braid.

What We Need in Here Are Some Comics! A Brief 2021 Round-Up

Whether you want nanobots in your lemonade, secret agent cats, ghostly detectives, memoirs, or pirates, there’s something for everyone in this year’s crop of stellar comics for kids.

Review of the Day: Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn, ill. Victo Ngai

In all honesty, I don’t think I can do this book justice when I tell you about it, but I can at least give it my best shot. It deserves only the best.

Review of the Day: The Snail With the Right Heart by Maria Popova, ill. Ping Zhu

Today we discuss a book that takes risks, makes mistakes, and comes out memorable in the end. The right snail with the right heart in the right book for the right reader.

Newbery/Caldecott 2022: Spring Prediction Edition

What has a chance to win it all as the next Newbery and Caldecott Award winners? Join this FAR too early listing of some of the marvelous titles of 2021 thus far.

Review of the Day: Jo Jo Makoons by Dawn Quigley, ill. Tara Audibert

Funny and smart, with a sly sense of humor that’s entirely its own, prepare for a series that you’ll want to see much more of in the future.

The Genius Under the Table: A Cover Reveal and Q&A with Eugene Yelchin

You’re in for a treat today. Eugene Yelchin’s memoir of his boyhood growing up behind the Iron Curtain is as funny as it is gutting. I talk with the man about how he managed to own a pair of Baryshnikov’s blue jeans and reveal his new cover.