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.
I’m excited to welcome Nika Teran today for the cover reveal of her middle grade time travel novel, Sisters in Delft. Nika has chosen to take the path of self-publishing for her debut novel, which in turn means self-art directing her cover design. When I ran into Nika at a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators event, I was fascinated by the process she undertook to make her cover and thought you might be too.
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.