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can somebody please scratch my back?

Wednesday seems like a good day for a funny book.  Anyone agree?  Sometimes good help is hard to find.  Elephant knows that feeling all too well.  The poor guy’s got an itch and can’t find any animals who can competently scratch his back.  His day’s been rough and is only getting rougher.  But Elephant’s not giving up quite’s time for a little ingenuity. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? was written by Jory John, illustrated by Liz Climo and published by Dial Books for Young Readers.


be prepared

Verusik (aka Vera) is excited to go to Russian summer camp, where she feels she’ll finally fit in.  But nothing prepares her for the fact that her tentmates are five years older than her, and there’s no electricity plumbing.  It’s going to be a long two weeks.  Brilliant writing, incredible art and very real moments of trying to fit in and figure things out.  This is our first book by Vera Brosgol and we’re blown away — she’s truly a master of her craft.

Be Prepared was written and illustrated by Vera Brosgol and published by First Second Books.


los angeles is...

LOS ANGELES IS… is one of our favorite books published this spring and it’s out today!  We took it along on a recent trip to the Getty, and here it is totally in its element — LA’s blue skies.  Sharing our original post of it below.

A board book with a clever rhyming narrative that captures LA’s sensibilities, sunny climate, culture, history, iconic locales and the unique attributes that make it the city that it is.  Its palette is like a summer day (which LA gets a lot of) and exudes a beautiful warmth.  Its mellow salmons, corals and blues paired with stylized shapes and lines exude a modern, laid-back Los Angeles.  It’s a stylish new classic about the City of Angels.  We love this one, and we love LA.  

Los Angeles Is… was written by Elisa Parhad, illustrated by Alexander Vidal and published by Cameron Books.


barcelona tile designs

Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi, un dels millors dies de l’any!

St. George’s Day is one of the most beautiful holidays of the year and if you have Barcelona in mind for future travel plans, April 23 is an amazing day to be there.  Search #SantJordi2018 for a look at how the city is transformed into a sea of books and roses today.

Barcelona Tile Designs was published by Pepin Press.


the brilliant deep

The world will stand still for a moment while you fall deep into the pages of this one.  Kate Messner has written a biography about scuba diver Ken Nedimyer that’s brilliant, informative and inspiring.  His life’s work is devoted to restoring the world’s endangered coral reefs.  Matt Forsythe’s underwater scenes are captivating and immersive, and his unspeakably rich, nuanced color is a marvel.  It’s a story whose words and pictures both sing.  One of the most sublime books published this year.

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation was written by Kate Messner, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe and published by Chronicle Books.  It’ll be out on May 8!