Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Book Shopping - Illustrator Stacy Innerst Brings History Alive!

I fell in love with Stacy Innerst's beautiful illustrations at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference in Los Angeles this month. Stacy is the recipient of the 2017 Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Art for The Music In George's Head, a wonderful book about George Gershwin by Suzanne Slade.

Seeing Stacy's books collected together made me appreciate their amazing illustrations all the more. Stacy has a wonderful way of bringing these historical biographies to life. I was amazed to learn that the Levi Strauss illustrations were actually created on denim!  Take a look at them for yourself!

 Find out more about Stacy's work and August picture book release about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Reading on the Glorious Fourth

So many great patriotic titles to read this holiday. I'm thinking the popularity of Hamilton on Broadway has a little something to do with some of these new releases. Don't you?

I can't wait to read Melissa De La Cruz's latest YA novel inspired by this famous couple.

For younger readers, Don Brown has taken a stab at the famous duel.  Brown wrote and illustrated Aaron and Alexander, described as a tale of passion, patriotism, and pride.

Here are a few others that shed light on our founding fathers.