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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.

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.

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.

Review of the Day: Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

The publisher sold this book to me as Doll Bones with a trans narrative and maybe that’s the best description you should hope for. Smart. Original. Necessary. Thank god we have this book now.

Review of the Day: 13 Ways to Eat a Fly by Sue Heavenrich, ill. David Clark

Funny and gross, this book is an honestly inventive way of spelling out how the simultaneously disgusting and delicious (eh?) fly is an integral part in not only the food chain but also the world as we currently know it.

Review of the Day: Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña, ill. Christian Robinson

Read this book to a child when you yourself need to remember that the world is full of horrible, wonderful, complicated people and that there are millions of their stories out there just waiting to be learned.

Review of the Day: Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, ill. Julia Iredale

This is a book positioned to impress, that then sneaks over and steals your heart. Hermes would be proud.

Review of the Day: Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable, ill. Stephanie Yue

Created by the crackerjack team of Venable and Yue, this daring duo introduces the world to small, furry New York City superheroes and the catsitter that gets caught up in the action.