Happy Monday everyone, and a big welcome to Gabi Snyder! Many of you will remember Gabi from Two Dogs on a Trike, inspired by her love of dogs, cats, and counting, and Listen, inspired by walks spent tuning into each sound. Gabi has now taken her great love for our Earth and brought us Count on Us! Climate Activists from One to a Billion.
I’m delighted to welcome Michelle Nott in celebration of her debut picture book, Teddy, Let’s Go!
Teddy, Let’s Go! is a sweet, sweet story, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi, and told from Teddy’s point of view. It begins with Teddy’s birth at the creative hands of Grandma, continues with his introduction to his girl, My, and then follows their growing up years until a little sister comes along and inherits Teddy’s love.
Alma Thomas’s paintings are jubilant and act as a megaphone for her love of nature and beauty. Every time I see one of her works, joy calls out to me. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to run across Jeanne Walker Harvey’s Ablaze with Color in my Twitter feed.
I’m thrilled to welcome Amanda West Lewis today. I’m fascinated by Amanda’s upcoming novel, These Are Not the Words, a brilliant reshaping of her early childhood into a novel for middle graders. Set in the jazz-infused world of 1960s New York, it tells the story of Missy, who is the darling of her parents, yet forced to grow up before her time, forced to see her parents as they really are.