Archive for the 'Picture Books' Category

Dream

h1 Thursday, November 15th, 2018




 

Over at BookPage, I’m shining a spotlight on Yuyi Morales’ Dreamers (Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, September 2018) and Juan Felipe Herrera’s Imagine (Candlewick, September 2018), illustrated by Lauren Castillo.

That is here.

(If you missed it, Yuyi Morales visited 7-Imp in August to share a photo essay on the making of Dreamers.)

The Most Beautiful Village in the World

h1 Wednesday, November 14th, 2018


“Cherries! Cherries from Paghman here!”


 
On shelves now, dedicated to “the children of Afghanistan,” is a picture book originally published in Japan in 1995 but brought here to the States (as the first book in a series) just last month — Yutaka Kobayashi’s The Most Beautiful Village in the World (Museyon, October 2018). This unusual picture book gives child readers a glimpse into life in Afghanistan, specifically the village of Paghman.

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7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #612: Featuring Chris Raschka

h1 Sunday, November 11th, 2018



 
Because it is beautiful and because I thought we could all use a shot of hope and love this week, I’ve some spreads here today from Chris Raschka’s newest picture book, Paul Writes (a Letter), published by Eerdmans in September.

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What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Gusti, Sonia Sánchez, and Maisie Paradise Shearring

h1 Friday, November 9th, 2018


— From Clémentine Beauvais’s Hello, Monster!,
illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring


 

— From Gusti’s Mallko and Dad


 

— From Hallee Adelman’s My Quiet Ship,
illustrated by Sonia Sánchez


 
Over at Kirkus today, I write about the debut book from Emily Tetri.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Hallee Adelman’s My Quiet Ship (Albert Whitman, October 2018), illustrated by Sonia Sánchez; Gusti’s Mallko and Dad (Enchanted Lion, November 2018); and Clémentine Beauvais’s Hello, Monster! (Thames & Hudson, October 2018), illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring.

I’m following up today with some art from each book.

Enjoy!

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Raúl Colón’s Imagine!

h1 Tuesday, November 6th, 2018



 

I’ve a review over at BookPage of Raúl Colón’s Imagine! (Paula Wiseman Books, September 2018). That is here.

I’m following up below with some art from the book.

Enjoy!

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The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library
Best Illustrated Children’s Book list

h1 Monday, November 5th, 2018



 

I loooooove to see the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book list every year, which is (as of last year) called the New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book list. The 2018 list was announced on Friday.

I wrote about it at the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott today. That is here.

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #611: Featuring
Up-and-Coming Illustrator April Zufelt

h1 Sunday, November 4th, 2018



 
Welcome to the first Sunday of the month, which here at 7-Imp means the art of an illustration student or one newly-graduated. Today, I welcome April Zufelt, who has previously studied with (and I believe still studies with) illustrator Marla Frazee.

Let’s get right to it. I thank April for visiting and sharing some artwork today.

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What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Jon Agee, Mark Pett, and Sualzo

h1 Friday, November 2nd, 2018


— From Travis Jonker’s The Very Last Castle,
illustrated by Mark Pett


 

“How does he stay so silent?”
— From Silvia Vecchini’s
Phone Call with a Fish,
illustrated by Sualzo


 

“Wait a second. What’s going on?!”
— From Jon Agee’s
The Wall in the Middle of the Book
(Click to enlarge spread)


 
Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got three new children’s books about when grown-ups mess up.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Jon Agee’s The Wall in the Middle of the Book (Dial, October 2018); Travis Jonker’s The Very Last Castle (Abrams, October 2018), illustrated by Mark Pett; and the Italian import Phone Call with a Fish (Eerdmans, September 2018), written by Silvia Vecchini and illustrated by Sualzo.

Today here at 7-Imp, I’ve art from each book.

Enjoy!

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A Parade of Elephants

h1 Tuesday, October 30th, 2018



 
Despite the fact that you are seeing just one elephant here, I promise I have a parade of them for you today. Head over to BookPage, if you’re so inclined, for my review of Kevin Henkes’ A Parade of Elephants (Greenwillow, September 2018). That review is here.

Below are some spreads from the book.

Enjoy!

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What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Rebecca Cobb and Nadine Kaadan

h1 Friday, October 26th, 2018


“Pushing back the war with every step.”
— From Nicola Davies’s
The Day War Came,
illustrated by Rebecca Cobb


 

“He opened the door and walked outside. When he reached the street,
it was completely empty. Everything was different. …”
— From Nadine Kaadan’s
Tomorrow
(Click to enlarge and read text in its entirety)


 
Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got three new picture books about knocking down walls.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Nadine Kaadan’s Tomorrow (Lantana, September 2018) and Nicola Davies’s The Day War Came (Candlewick, September 2018), illustrated by Rebecca Cobb.

I’ve art from each book today. Enjoy!

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