Coffee Break with Alison from CATS
Join Baker & Taylor CATS' Alison Curtin as she introduces us to the author, Malik Sickstein, and illustrator, Paige Mason, of I Grab the Mic, and experience a fun story time with the creators! Watch the Video
Mighty Mara reviewed by Kirkus
We're so pleased to share the following review of one of our upcoming titles, Mighty Mara (publishing 5/30/2023 written by Carina Ho & Jesse Byrd and illustrated by Monica Paola Rodriguez).
A girl hopes to dazzle the crowd at a talent show in Ho and Byrd's debut picture book. Co-author and dancer (Carina)Ho discusses her own wheelchair use in an author's note, which brings authenticity to the story. Rodriguez's pleasing full-color illustrations are refreshingly diverse, featuring characters with varying skin tones; Mara and her mother are portrayed as Asian. Discussion questions will spark conversations about uniqueness and unpack biases about people who use wheelchairs. A thoughtful, well-illustrated work about pursuing goals.
Jeet and Fudge reviewed by SLJ
We're so pleased to share the following reviews from School Library Journal on titles from our popular series, Jeet and Fudge! (Standing Order ID and Series Name : 0003718350 / Jeet and Fudge)
Jeet and Fudge: Fun at the Waterpark —
"This emerging reader shows, rather than explains, the benefits of volunteering and helping others. Recommended for purchase."
Jeet and Fudge: The Loving Library —
"This sweet story is tailor-made for the emerging reader, with simple, straightforward sentences that are placed prominently at the top of each page. Large and colorful illustrations throughout, along with Jeet's trusty sidekick, Fudge, will keep young ones engaged. A glossary in the front of the book defines bapu, sewa, and patka. Back matter includes a letter from a boy named Anaik, whose own Loving Library inspired this book. VERDICT Recommended for purchase."