7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #759: Featuring Calling Caldecott

h1 September 5th, 2021 by jules

Please forgive me for skipping picture-book art today, but I’m taking a moment to share, here at 7-Imp, that we have kicked things off over at the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott, a place to visit for anyone out there who enjoys geeking out over picture books and illustration.

Our kick-off post, which is here, was this past week. And to keep following along — we have some very talented guest posters lined up to write about some spectacular books — Calling Caldecott is here, always there, in cyberspace.

* * * Jules’s Kicks * * *

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

1) Long walks with friends.

2) Justice served.

3) This girl.

4) Strong women protesting ridiculous laws.

5) A big birthday coming up in the Danielson household.

6) Hearing from Little Willow that Elbow will release a new album.

7) Sam, my favorite musician, and her musical snippet from this past week:


What are YOUR kicks this week?

4 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #759: Featuring Calling Caldecott”

  1. I am looking forward to following Calling Caldecott.
    Jules, in a week where justice has taken a beating (i.e. Texas), it is good to see justice served somewhere (Colorado). Glad you could get long walks in.
    My kicks:
    1. Family visit.
    2. Writing group.
    3. Walks.
    4. Books read. Finished Maggie O’Farrell’s After You’d Gone, her debut novel. WOW!
    5. The shift of the sun in the sky, tells us autumn is on its way.
    6. Good news from the middle grand girl.
    7. Creating.
    Have a great week.

  2. Hi Imps!

    Jules: Have fun with Calling Caldecott, and happy approaching birthday in your household! Yay for justice, and yay for good music.

    Jone: Congrats to your granddaughter! Glad you had time with family and friends and good books.

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) September
    2) Sitting down
    3) Creating to-do lists
    4) Completing to-do lists
    5) Making it through
    6) Continued
    7) Okay

  3. Hi Imps! Looking forward to seeing all the Caldecott nominated books and reading discussions.

    Jules – Kick 2 is one of mine as well. Thinking about what happened to Elijah McClain hurts my heart, and while this won’t bring him back, it is at least a small measure of justice. Love that girl in kick #3! Hooray for strong women protesting ridiculous laws and long walks with friends.

    Jone – yay for family visits, walks, good books and creating.

    Little Willow -love kicks 2,3 & 4 and am in awe of kick #4! My to-do lists are taking forever to complete these days.

    My kicks this week:
    1) Family and friends in Louisiana are all safe.
    2) A Caprese salad made with fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden.
    3) Playing tennis this morning. We’re getting slightly less-bad at it.
    4) This fun and funny playlist for people waiting to get their power back, from a New Orleans magazine called Gambit’s Waitin’ on Entergy Playlist 2021 – https://www.nola.com/gambit/music/article_2ccde1f2-0e67-11ec-b054-eb8f408da619.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twittergambit&utm_campaign=snd
    5) Made the World Peace Cookies from the interview with Grace McKinney linked in last week’s kicks – can attest, they are pretty amazing chocolate upon cholate goodness that might be world-peace-inducing.
    6) Finally bit the bullet and bought a decent wireless speaker – it’s also portable – playing music throughout the house just got so much easier, and I was super-productive yesterday. I’m crediting it to being able to listen to good music throughout the house.
    7) Walks with Daisy.
    7.5) The International Festival of Photojournalism was this past week in Perpignan, France. You can see a lot of the exhibitions and films for free if you create an account. Amazing, astounding, breathtaking work. Two favorites were “Who are you calling old?” by David Burnett and “Secrets of Whales” by Brian Skerry. https://www.visapourlimage.com/festival/expositions

    Sending good thoughts to all for the coming week!

  4. Jone, love that fifth kick. Also, since every novel since Hamnet has paled in comparison, I’ll have to try After You’d Gone! … Glad you had a good trip and family visit.

    Little Willow: Happy September to you. It is a good month, isn’t it?

    Rachel: I’m relieved to hear your LA peeps are safe. Also, Caprese salad = the best salad. … I’ll have to tell Grace you made her cookies! How fun. And, oooooh! Thanks for that last kick. I’ll explore now!

    Have a good week, you all ….

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