- One Size Does Not Fit All: Hobby and Craft Books 2021
The trio wanted the project to be “auntie-driven: centering aunties’ voices, stories, and creativity,” they explained.
- These Precious Days: Essays
Other essays cover the lessons Patchett learned on her first Thanksgiving away from home, insights from a year in which she didn’t go shopping, and what she’s picked up from Snoopy.
- This Book Is for You: I Hope You Find It Mildly Uplifting
The story is interspersed with comics that cover a range of topics, such as “drawings about feelings,” worry, empathy, and love: “I used to wear my heart on a sleeve/ Where everyone could see it/ But then I chose to move it/ After someone tried to steal it.”
- New Kids' and YA Books: Week of August 16, 2021
Debut author McBride covers serious topics such as grief and mental health, including suicidal ideation.Monet’s Cat by Lily Murray, illus. by Becky Cameron.
- In Conversation: Adam Jay Epstein and Ruth Chan
Ruth, the first thing people see when they pick up the book is your delightful cover.
- Censorship on the Rise Worldwide
“Belarus’ leaders may think they can suppress the truth by muzzling those who dare tell it, but the story of the will of the people and the scale of brutal repression will find its way to the world.
Elements of ancient Finnish myth and song undergird Ahokoivu’s dark worldbuilding as a wordless prologue opens on a snow-covered world studded with black firs.
- Publishers See Green in ‘Green Knight’
Norton publishes its own trade and critical editions of the poem and is reprinting upwards of 5,000 copies of Simon Armitage’s 2007 translation with rewritten cover copy, making it something of an unofficial tie-in.
- The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece
This ambitious survey covers a lot of territory without breaking much new ground.
- In Brief: August 5, 2021
This week Alex Richards’s book launch is all smiles; Scott Magoon reads a bedtime story; and Jacqueline Firkins shares a stunning dress inspired by the cover of Pride and Premeditation.Picture PerfectAlex Richards stopped by the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn on July 27 to sign copies and celebr
- Every Child a Reader Renames, Revamps Book Awards
“The 2021 Kids’ Book Choice Awards categories are:Ages 3–8 \tKindergarten to 2nd Grade Book of the Year \tBest Picture Book Duo (author/illustrator team) \tFavorite Series (early reader) \tBest Picture Book
- 'Twenty-One Steps' Celebrates the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Family members use an app to read either together or to record a story.
- Korean Comics Gain Popularity in North America
“I can send her covers of books I’ve found in Korea, where the art looks interesting, and she can read them.
- Love Me Please!: The Story of Janis Joplin
Finet’s script strains to contain Joplin’s turbulent life into one volume, with abrupt jumps (her entire European tour is covered in a single two-page spread).
- The Welcome Chair
Pinkney’s elegantly textured watercolor, pencil, and pastel pictures occasionally pull back into historical sweeps, such as a covered wagon moving westward in swirling snow.