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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.

Review of the Day: The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer, ill. Mariachiara Di Giorgio

This book is an utter joy. One of those titles that lives up to, and then proceeds to exceed, the hype. Heck, I’ll say it. One of the best wordless books I’ve ever read. Full stop. Period.

Review of the Day: niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile by María José Ferrada, ill. María Elena Valdez

Oddly sweet, melancholic, and peaceful, this is poetry as remembrance as well as healing. It is also very much one of a kind.

The Cover Reveal of Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird, ill. David Small

The cover reveal and the story behind the book. Where do authors get their ideas? Here’s one answer.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Seven!

Sidesaddle, as a form of riding, is a bit peculiar. Considered a more “ladylike” way of riding, watching it in action can be a bit terrifying. Here, I’ll show you what I mean.

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Six!

Generally speaking, if you want to ride a homicidal ostrich, you need to take some precautions. And what could be simpler than this method?

Long Road to the Circus (by Betsy Bird) 7-Day Cover Reveal: Day Five!

Many of the images I shared with you this week had a lot of flash and pizzazz. Today’s is quieter.