Archive for September, 2018

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #605: Featuring Ethan Aldridge

h1 Sunday, September 23rd, 2018


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I don’t want to tell you too much about the plot of Ethan Aldridge’s graphic novel Estranged (Harper, August 2018), because should you find a copy to read yourself, I don’t want to have ruined the plot for you. Regular 7-Imp readers may remember that Ethan’s artwork was featured here at 7-Imp when he was but a student. (EXCITING! to see his debut book be released.)

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

h1 Friday, September 21st, 2018


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You know those toddlers who are ob-sessssed with cars, trucks, and all things that go? The world is populated with many such children. Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got four new picture books all about Things That Go Zoom.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about a new picture book import, coming to shelves next month, Raúl Nieto Guridi’s The King of Nothing (New York Review, October 2018), which was originally published in Spanish in 2013 as El rey de nada and has been translated by Saul Endor. I’m following up with some art today.

Enjoy!

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Speaking Peace

h1 Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Tomorrow, September 21, the world observes the International Day of Peace. That means it’ll be a good time (though it’s always a good time) to read Ali Winter’s Peace and Me (Lantana, September 2018), a book that highlights 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners. I don’t normally share book trailers here at 7-Imp, but I’m sharing this book’s trailer today, because it gives you a brief opportunity to see some of the beautifully-patterned art from illustrator Mickaël EL Fathi.

 

Antje Damm’s The Visitor

h1 Tuesday, September 18th, 2018


“The next morning she heard knocking. No one ever knocked at her door.
Why would they? She certainly wouldn’t answer it. But the knocking didn’t stop.”

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Over at BookPage, I’ve a review of Antje Damm’s The Visitor (Gecko, August 2018), a German picture book import on shelves now.

The review is here, and below at 7-Imp today are some of Damm’s 3-D illustrations.

Enjoy!

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7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #604: Featuring JiHyeon Lee

h1 Sunday, September 16th, 2018



 
Are you all up for some magical doors this morning? Who isn’t up for a magical door, right?

If you read and enjoyed JiHyeon Lee’s Pool (which I blogged about here in 2015), you may be happy to know she has a new book, also wordless, coming to shelves next month, called Door (Chronicle Books). It’s the story of a boy who finds a key, walks through a door, and encounters a fantastical world of creatures alien, but friendly, to him.

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

h1 Friday, September 14th, 2018



 
This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got a picture book import from Spain.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Andrea Dorfman’s Flawed (Firefly, September 2018). I’m following up today with some art from the book.

Enjoy!

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Kidlitwomen*

h1 Thursday, September 13th, 2018



 

Over at the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott today, I talk to author Karen Blumenthal about Kidlitwomen*, which Karen co-founded with author-illustrator Grace Lin.

That is here. Read! Ponder! Follow them on social media!

Until tomorrow …

A Matt Chat and A Home in the Barn

h1 Tuesday, September 11th, 2018



 

I just noticed that the Horn Book posted my review of Margaret Wise Brown’s A Home in the Barn (Harper, September 2018), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. I love this one. If you’re so inclined to read more about it, the review is here.

Also, over at Calling Caldecott today (also at the Horn Book) we have a Matt Chat. That is, I talked to the 2018 Caldecott Medalist, Matthew Cordell, about life pre- and post-Caldecott. That is here.

Until later …

7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #603: Featuring Ekua Holmes

h1 Sunday, September 9th, 2018


“And the ash of those dying stars gathered into planets, and the planets circled other stars. But still … no bluebirds, no butterflies, still no snails, no giraffes,
still no you, no me.”

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Are you all ready to get cosmic? I’ve a review over at BookPage of Marion Dane Bauer’s The Stuff of Stars (Candlewick, September 2018), illustrated by Ekua Holmes. That is here.

Today here at 7-Imp, I’ve a bit of art from the book.

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What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Jarrett J. Krosoczka

h1 Friday, September 7th, 2018


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Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got a graphic novel memoir that is marketed to adults but is a wonderful cross-over title for teens.

That is here.

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Last week, I chatted here with Jarrett J. Krosoczka about his new graphic novel memoir (it’s a very graphic-novel-memoir kind of day here at 7-Imp, isn’t it?), called Hey, Kiddo (Graphix/Scholastic, October 2018).

Today here at 7-Imp, I’m following up with some process and final images from the book. I thank Jarrett for sharing.

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