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"Smelly" Kelly and His Super Senses - Perfect Picture Book Friday #PPBF and Giveaway

I've been anticipating the release of this book since it was announced. I've loved Beth Anderson's first two books - An Inconvenient Alphabet and Lizzie Demands a Seat. She is a master at finding unusual, little known, fun stories and creating an engaging narrative that draws the reader into the heart of the story. This book interweaves a little history, humor, and the giant heart of a man who uses his unusual gift to become an everyday superhero in the bowels of the New York City Subway. "Smelly" Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly's Nose Saved the New York City Subway Author: Beth Anderson Illustrator: Jenn Harney Publisher: Calkins Creek, Boyds Mills Kane (2020) Ages: 7-10 Histori

The Picture Book Buzz - Interview with Carson Ellis & Review of In The Half Room

One quick note - the Winner of the Giveaway of Louis by Julie Rowan-Zoch is: Beth Gallagher Congratulations Beth! Now, let's get on with today's post. Carson Ellis is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture books Home and Du Iz Tak? (a Caldecott Honor book and the recipient of an E.B. White Read Aloud Award). She has illustrated a number of books for kids including bestsellers The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and The Wildwood Chronicles by her husband, Colin Meloy. Carson has been awarded silver medals by the Society of Illustrators for her work on Wildwood Imperium and on Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide.

Dinosaur Lady - Perfect Picture Book Friday #PPBF

I have always loved wandering along beaches looking for shells, rocks and fossils. Additionally, I admire authors who can dig deep, shift through the remains of a life, and recreate an image of a remarkable person. So, I was so excited when I discovered this amazing nonfiction biography, which combines both of these loves. It shares the curiosity, daring, and determination of a Victorian-era woman who refused to be pigeon-holed or ignored. Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist Author: Linda Skeers Illustrator: Marta Álvarez Miguéns Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore (2020) Ages: 4-8 Nonfiction Themes: Fossils, dinosaurs, STEM, and daring woman. Synopsis:

The Picture Book Buzz - October Interview with STEAM Team Books Members

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to five authors from the STEAM Team Books group with books releasing throughout October. [Note that STEAMTeam 2020 has changed their name to STEAMTeam Books.] I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives. "STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors who have a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math books releasing in 2020. It includes fiction & nonfiction, trade or educational books.” Welcome everyone, Tell us a little about yourself. (Where/when do you write? How long have you been writing? What is your favorite type of book to write? What drew you to STEAM books?...) Vicky Fang - I Can Code: And/Or and I Can Code:

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