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Book announcement!

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce my debut picture book, Usha and the Big Digger will be published by Charlesbridge in the Summer of 2021. Here’s a screenshot of the announcement from Publisher’s Weekly. I’ve gotten some sneak peeks of Sandhya … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nicole Tadgell, Illustrator of FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM

Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell This week on the blog, I am excited to have my very first illustrator guest post from the award-winning and prolific illustrator Nicole … Continue reading

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog Post and Book Review

I am excited to take part in this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The MCCBD team have asked me to include a ton of great information in this blog post (including info about a book drive with First Book) so (deep breath) … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: Apple Pip Princess by Jane Ray

The Apple-Pip Princess by  Jane Ray Intricate illustrations combine with a gentle, earth-friendly storyline in this fairytale picture book. I took this home from the library, figuring my Pre-K Monkey would be drawn to the pink cover and “Princess” title, and … Continue reading

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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Wong Herbert Yee, Author of Mouse and Mole

Next in the blog series, I am honored to have Wong Herbert Yee, award-winning author and illustrator of the absolutely delightful Mouse and Mole series. (Side note: Preschooler Monkey loves Mouse and Mole!) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? … Continue reading

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Picture Book Recommendation: Grandma and the Great Gourd by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale Retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters This is a retelling of a traditional folktale about a crafty grandma who uses a giant gourd to outwit the wild jungle animals who … Continue reading

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Princess Book Recommendation: The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke

The Princess Knight  by Cornelia Funke  (Author), Kerstin Meyer (Illustrator) I chose this book after looking for some alternative princess stories for my princess-obsessed pre-schooler monkey. Princess Violetta has grown up with several older brothers and when she is unable to match them in … Continue reading

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Mommy Read It Again: Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell

The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell We were browsing at a local bookstore, and even though it’s not even close to Halloween, this book caught my eye. The story is about three little monsters who decide to create their own … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Rosie’s Song by Mary Kate Leming

Rosie’s Song by Mary Kate Leming (Author) , Deborah Lafogg Docherty (Illustrator) This is a sweet picture book about a sea star named Rosie and her journey to find her brothers after they are lost in a storm. Pre-schooler Monkey was captivated by the story … Continue reading

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Random Library Find: Poof! by John O’Brien

Poof! by John O’Brien Sometimes when I’m at the library picking up one of my ILL requests, I stop by the kid’s section to look at picture books. During this particular visit, I’d picked up some Caldecott Honors and some … Continue reading

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