Category Archives: Book News

Seeing Stars

Just got word that The East-West House, Christy Hale’s biography of Isamu Noguchi, earned a star from the not-easily-impressed Kirkus Reviews! Thanks, Kirkus!

The review says, “Hale’s striking illustrations and the book’s elegant look are an homage to the Japanese landscape.”  Can’t resist posting two of my favorites:

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A New Season Awaits!

First Come the Zebra by Lynne Barasch two Kenyen boys with zebra in the background The East-West House Noguchi's Childhood in Japan a half-white half-Japanese boy stands on a path to a house Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell a bowl of Dan Lai custard sits on top of a stack of books

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Boys Read I and I Bob Marley

And they like it!

A great review of I and I Bob Marley was written by John Martin on the Boys Read blog, plus some nice words from I and I Bob Marley illustrator, Jesse Joshua Watson.

June’s Top 10 Bestsellers

You know you’re jealous of all the people who bought these awesome books — and you know what to do about that, don’t you?

June’s Top 10 Books on leeandlow.com

  1. I and I
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A Starred Review for Bob

I and I Bob Marley received a starred review from Booklist magazine. The review calls I and I “[A] rare, soulful tribute.”

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Paterson Prize for Books for Young People

Winners Abound!

Winner in the Grades 4-6 category:
Bird by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Shadra Strickland

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Make Your Own Sushi

For a great cooking adventure, pair Hiromi’s Hands and this delicious activity.

Create a Father’s Day Card for Dad

For a fun craft project, pair In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall with this activity to make the best card Dad has ever received.

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Painting Demonstration

Illustrator Bill Farnsworth shares a wonderful oil painting demonstration, using Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer as his subject. This painting demonstration shows the skill and attention to detail that goes into illustrating our picture books.