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  • SO MUCH SNOW By Kristen Schroeder Is A Minnesota Book Award Winner!

    May 3, 2023
    Kristen Schroeder's wonderfully wintry rhyming picture book came out last year with Random House Studio. We're so excited to share that it's just been named a Minnesota Book Award Winner for Children's Literature!   The Friends of the Saint Paul Public READ MORE

    Happy Book Birthday To I WANT TO BE BIG! By Tiffany Golden

    April 11, 2023
    Tiffany Golden's debut picture book, I WANT TO BE BIG!, is a funny and heartwarming read-aloud, an ode to #BlackBoyJoy. It's out today from Page Street Kids!   ABOUT I WANT TO BE BIG!: Jaiceon wishes he was big―bigger than READ MORE

    Happy Book Birthday To POCKET FULL OF SADS By Brad Davidson And Rachel Más Davidson!

    April 4, 2023
    Out today is married author-illustrator team Brad Davidson and Rachel Más Davidson's picture book, POCKET FULL OF SADS! Published by Random House/Rodale Kids, this wonderful debut gently explores difficult emotions and the meaning of friendship.   ABOUT POCKET FULL OF SADS: READ MORE

    Happy Book Birthday To THE NOTE WHO FACED THE MUSIC By Lindsay Bonilla!

    March 14, 2023
    Lindsay Bonilla's latest picture book is full of puns, friendship, and musical education. It's called THE NOTE WHO FACED THE MUSIC, and it's out today with Page Street Kids!   ABOUT THE NOTE WHO FACED THE MUSIC: Half Note doesn’t feel whole. With two beats, she isn’t as big and beautiful as Whole Note, or as READ MORE

    WHAT WE HARVEST By Ann Fraistat Is A Bram Stoker Award Nominee!

    February 24, 2023
    Ann Fraistat's hotly-anticipated YA horror debut WHAT WE HARVEST came out last year with Delacorte, having already amassed pile of accolades: starred reviews, an ABA Indies Introduce pick, shortlisted for a Barnes and Noble Book Award, a Junior Library Guild book club pick, and more!   To add another immense honor to that list, it READ MORE

    Happy Book Birthday To SISTERS IN SCIENCE By Linda Elovitz Marshall!

    February 14, 2023
    How fitting that we get to celebrate sisterly love today! Linda Elovitz Marshall's newest picture book biography, SISTERS IN SCIENCE: MARIE CURIE, BRONIA DLUSKA, AND THE ATOMIC POWER OF SISTERHOOD is out now with Random House/Knopf. Very fittingly, it's illustrated READ MORE

    FRIGHTMARES By Eva V. Gibson Is An Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee!

    January 19, 2023
    Last summer, Eva V. Gibson made waves (and nightmares) when her YA horror novel FRIGHTMARES published with Random House/Underlined. Now we're elated to share the news that the MWA has nominated it for their prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Award!   READ MORE

    Happy Book Birthday To WHEN PB MET J By Katelyn Aronson!

    January 17, 2023
    We're so excited that Katelyn Aronson's newest picture book, WHEN PB MET J, is out today with Penguin Random House/Viking! This spin on West Side Story for the picture book crowd is sure to become an instant favorite.   ABOUT READ MORE