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goldfish ghost

"It can be hard to find the company you are looking for."  Yesterday we got a chance to meet one of our favorite illustrators, Lisa Brown.  She and Lemony Snicket read from their new book, Goldfish Ghost.  It’s a quiet, beautiful and contemplative story about friendship, loneliness and belonging.  We love Lisa’s thoughtful approach as an artist and picture book maker, and we very much look forward to her future work.

Goldfish Ghost was written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Lisa Brown and published by Roaring Brook Press.


an elephant and piggie biggie

Waiting was NOT easy for this one.  It’s here!  Nate couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of An Elephant and Piggie BiggieMo Willems’ celebrated series has played one of the most significant roles in turning Nate into an independent reader this year, and I imagine that it’s done the same for so many others.  We love E&P for their friendship, authentic emotions and fun.  Long live these two friends!  Published by Disney Hyperion Books.


little lit book series: diversity

#littlelitbookseries is all about #diversity and #diversebooks this month.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself is an old Chinese folk tale brought to life by Kenard Pak’s atmospheric art, beautifully textured and layered.  It tells the story of Tuan, a simple but hard-working man, who one night, shows kindness to the smallest of creatures—a snail.  Tuan’s compassion is rewarded in a magical way.  Readers who are willing to take part in the wonder of this enchanting tale will be rewarded with a story they won’t forget.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself was written by J.C. Hsyu, illustrated by Kenard Pak and published by Flying Eye Books.

Drop by Little Lit Book Series for more diverse books throughout the month, but don’t miss what everyone is sharing today with the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.


wild animals of the south

Deeply engaging and informative reference about animals who make their homes in the southern hemisphere.  A stunning and hefty volume with modern, crisp and geometric illustrations.  A new favorite for avid nonfiction readers or anyone wanting to know more about the blue wildebeest, spotted hyena, ring-tailed lemur, ocelot and so many more.

Wild Animals of the South was written and illustrated by Dieter Braun, translated by Jen Calleja and published by Flying Eye Books.


big hid

Best chums Big and Little—a turtle and a squirrel—do everything together until one day when Big inexplicably retreats into his shell.  After many unsuccessful attempts to coax him out, Little has no idea what to do.  So he intuitively does what any friend would do.  BIG HID is a lovely story set in a rich, beautifully saturated palette by Roisin Swales.  A perfect read-aloud for toddlers and preschoolers.  Forthcoming from Flying Eye Books in early August.