Hear from Katie about the inspiration behind a book about a blankie named Harry, the importance of encouraging kids to embrace their inner strength, and her take on the state of kids and reading today.
Meet children’s author, and “part-time monster researcher,” Mitch Frost! We were delighted to hear from Mitch about the inspiration for a book about monsters.
Meet our June author of the Month, Ed Vere! Ed is a bestselling children’s author, illustrator, and artist. We enjoyed hearing about the inspiration behind his hilarious children’s book, Max and Bird, the intersection of drawing and writing in his creative process, and his advocacy for visual literacy.
Meet animator, illustrator, and children’s author, Lena Podesta! We’re excited to hear from the author of Too Crowded about her passion for art and her take on the current state of kids and reading. Learn more about the inspiration behind Lena’s hilarious children’s book, creative process, and thoughts on the magic of watching kids learn to read and love books
We’ve compiled a list of the 20 best children’s picture books from the ’90s so that parents can revisit treasured childhood classics, and kids can discover the joy of reading through the eyes of mom and dad.
Spring is here, and with it, new life and a vibrancy in the air. Plenty of insects can be found roaming outside, from pretty ladybugs, to rolly pill bugs, to majestic butterflies—our favorite! Below are butterfly books for kids all about the striking winged insects that wander the skies as the weather grows warmer.
Eric Telchin’s book, The Color Factory, is interactive, vibrant, and fun. This month, we were delighted to speak with Eric about the inspiration for his books, learn more about his creative process, and hear what children’s books mean to him.
A great way to help your kids recognize and react to their emotions is to introduce them to the complex world of feelings using approachable narratives with visuals created just for kids. We’ve compiled a list of the best 15 children’s books about feelings to help the littles in your life better understand their emotions.
Shelly Vaughan James’ book is all about a curious flamingo with a big personality. We were eager to learn more about what inspired this vibrant read and the story behind Lola, the not-so-pink protagonist in Fussy Flamingo.
DJ Corchin’s picture book teaches young readers that even great ideas sometimes receive a NO–but that NO can actually help great ideas become the best ideas! This empowering book shows what amazing things happen when we work with others and don’t give up and is a great message these days for kids. We were excited to have the chance to interview DJ this month, get to know him and learn a little of the back story behind “A Thousand NO’s.” Perseverance and innovation are important topics; even for very young children. Through his wonderful book, he manages to tackle these concepts in a way that works for kids.