What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Carlos Aponte

h1 July 19th, 2019    by jules



 
Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got some new picture books about things that go vroom, zoom, beep — and bark.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Carlos Aponte’s Across the Bay (Penguin Random House), coming to shelves in September. Today, I’ve got some spreads from the book.

Enjoy!

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Ultrabot’s First Playdate

h1 July 18th, 2019    by jules


“That night, Ultrabot had trouble sleeping.”
(Click to enlarge and see spread in its entirety)


 
Over at BookPage, I’ve a review of Josh Schneider’s Ultrabot’s First Playdate (Clarion, July 2019). Or: Even robots can feel insecure. (Also, as you can see above, they also need nightlights.)

That is here, and today here at 7-Imp are some spreads from the book.

Enjoy!

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7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #646: Featuring Elizabeth Haidle

h1 July 14th, 2019    by jules



 
Today, I’ve some illustrations from The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney (Schwartz & Wade, May 2019), written by Alice B. McGinty and illustrated by Elizabeth Haidle (who is also the creative director of Illustoria magazine).

This is the story, set in 1930 in Oxford, England, of (as the book’s sub-title tells you) Venetia Burney, the only child to have named a planet. In the book’s opening spreads, we are invited into her world, as we walk with her and her schoolmates outside in a classroom lesson about the solar system. Venetia and her mother live with her grandfather, a former Oxford library head, and the inquisitive girl loves to tell him all about her lessons. Venetia is fascinated by not only outer space, but also Greek and Roman mythology; she’s intrigued by the links between science and literature. So, when a new planet is discovered . . . Read the rest of this entry »

What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Andrea D’Aquino

h1 July 12th, 2019    by jules



 
Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got an upcoming picture book from author-illustrator Carlos Aponte.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Andrea D’Aquino’s A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa (Princeton Architectural Press, September 2019). I’m following up with some art from the book.

Enjoy!

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David Soman’s How to Two

h1 July 10th, 2019    by jules



 

Back in March, the Horn Book posted about new picture books for “embracing friendship and community.” David Soman’s How to Two (Dial, March 2019), which I reviewed for the Horn Book, is included in that post, as well as three more excellent picture books. That is here.

If you missed Soman’s book earlier this year, be sure to find a copy. It’s a keeper.

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #645: Featuring Raúl the Third

h1 July 7th, 2019    by jules



 
In case you missed it earlier this year, by chance, I’m spotlighting the engaging ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market from Mexican American artist and illustrator Raúl The Third. This was released in April from Kwame Alexander’s new imprint, Versify. Read the rest of this entry »

What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Joowon Oh

h1 July 5th, 2019    by jules



 
Over at Kirkus, I’ve got Andrea D’Aquino’s upcoming biography of artist Ruth Asawa, A Life Made by Hand.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Joowon Oh’s Our Favorite Day (Candlewick, September 2019). Today, I’ve some illustrations from the book.

Enjoy!

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How to Read a Book

h1 July 2nd, 2019    by jules


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I’ve a review over at BookPage of Kwame Alexander’s How to Read a Book (Harper, June 2019), illustrated by Melissa Sweet. That review is here, and today at 7-Imp I’ve some art from the book. Melissa also shares some process images, for which I thank her.

Enjoy!

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7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #644: Featuring Julie Flett

h1 June 30th, 2019    by jules


“My mom and I bundle up together under the covers
in our new home in the country far from the sea.”


 
I’m sorry to do this to you, dear Imps, but I’m writing about a book today that won’t be on shelves till September. I try really hard not to do this — to write about books that you can’t get your hands on for a while. But for various reasons I’m sharing it today. It’s Julie Flett’s Birdsong (Greystone Kids), and it’s a beauty. Since I have a chance to share some art with you today, I thought I’d go ahead.

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What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Isabelle Arsenault, Samantha Cotterill, & E. B. Goodale

h1 June 28th, 2019    by jules


— From Samantha Cotterill’s This Beach Is Loud!


 

— From Isabelle Arsenault’s Albert’s Quiet Quest


 

“The book is in your lap, or in your hands, or in someone else’s.”
— From Julia Denos’s
Here and Now, illustrated by E. B. Goodale
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Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got the picture book debut from author-illustrator Joowon Oh.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Isabelle Arsenault’s Albert’s Quiet Quest (Random House, June 2019); Samantha Cotterill’s This Beach Is Loud! (Dial, June 2019); and Julia Denos’s Here and Now (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 2019), illustrated by E. B. Goodale. I’m following up here today with some art from each book.

Enjoy!

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