{events} the day after 30

30 days of pb

it was a near thing…there was that cluttering interruption where I dropped off the face of the earth over a long weekend. even so, 30 days worth of picture books were posted, 3 of those days featuring Illustrators.

  1. ganesha's sweettooth coverGanesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel & Emily Haynes, illus. Patel (Chronicle Books, 2012)
  2. Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim, illus. Grace Zong (Charlesbridge 2014)
  3. This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. James Ransome (Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin group), 2013)
  4. Migrant by Maxine Trottier, illus Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press, 2011)
  5. The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos, illus. Rafael López (Charlesbridge, 2011)
  6. hoshino sunflowers coverIllustrator Spotlight: Felicia Hoshino :  Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin w/ Michelle Lord (Lee & Low, 2006); A Place where Sunflowers Grow w/ Amy Lee-Tai, Japanese Transl. Marc Akio Lee (Children’s Book Press, 2006).; and Sora and the Cloud w/ Japanese transl. Akiko Hisa (Immedium, Inc., 2011).
  7. Bird by Zetta Elliott, illus. Shadra Strickland (Lee & Low 2008)
  8. Here I Am by Patti Kim, illus. Sonia Sánchez (Capstone 2014)
  9. Welcome to My Neighborhood!: A Barrio ABC by Quiara Alegria Hudes, illus. Shino Arihara (Arthur A. Levine 2010)
  10. Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle and Karen Clarkson (Cinco Puntos Press 2010)
  11. nasreddine coverNasreddine by Odile Weulersse, illus. Rébecca Dautremer, transl. Kathleen Merz (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2013)
  12. Fairly Fairy Tales by Esmé Raji Codell, illus. Elisa Chavarri (Aladdin 2011)
  13. Illustrator spotlight: Floyd Cooper Danitra Brown Leaves Town w/ Nikki Grimes (Amistad/HarperCollins 2002) and These Hands w/ Margaret H. Mason (HMH 2011)
  14. Hush! A Thai Lullaby Peek! and A Thai HideSeek both by Minfong Ho, illus. Holly Meade (Scholastic 2000 & Candlewick 2004 respectively)
  15. Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, illus. Bryan Collier (Little, Brown for Young Readers 2013)
  16. Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look, illus. Meilo So (Schwarz & Wade Books 2013)
  17. brush-of-the-gods_cover-imageOne, Two, Tree! by Anushka Ravishankar &  Sirish Rao, illus. Durga Bai (Tara Books 2004)
  18. The Rumor by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. Kanyika Kini (Karadi Tales 2009)
  19. Big Bushy Mustache by Gary Soto, illus. Joe Cepeda (Knopf Books 1998)
  20. Excuses, Excuses by Anushka Ravishankar, illust. Gabrielle Manglou (Tara Books 2012)
  21. The Line by Paula Bossio (Kids Can Press 2013 (first publ 2011))
  22. Oh, Brother! by Nikki Grimes, illus. Mike Benny (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins 2008)
  23. Red Knit Cap Girl and Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue by Naoko Stoop (Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown and Co 2012 & 2013 respectively)
  24. The Baby on the Way by Karen English, illus. Sean Qualls (Farrar Straus Giroux 2005)
  25. the baby on the way1Wait! Wait! by Hatsue Nakawaki, illus. Komako Sakai, transl.Yuki Kaneko (Enchanted Lion Books 2013)
  26. My Mother’s Sari by Sandhya Rao, illus. Nina Sabnani (NorthSouth 2006)
  27. I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black, illus. Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Simon & Schuster for Young Readers 2012)
  28. The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara (Roaring Book Press 2014)
  29. Ellington Was Not a Street by
  30. Illustrator Spotlight: Yuyi Morales

My personal challenge for the 2014 reading year, to only read books by or featuring authors and/or illustrators of color, created a greater intentionality for this year’s ’30 Days.’ I wanted to find a diverse set of diverse books. I wanted multiple cultures with a limited showing of biographies, historical fictions, animal characters, and cultural lore. Some books were translations, others bilingual. Some authors were poets, playwrights and/or performers. Artistic mediums varied. Some authors and Illustrators were known to me, but a good majority were not.

No, I couldn’t possibly pick favorites from the lot. Maybe I should come up w/ some beauty pageant type categories to work with next time…or a bingo card.

I want to close saying that I am exceedingly grateful to have a great city public library. The nearest branch, in particular, recognizes the large populations of small-children run families, so its picture book area is pretty formidable for browsing shelves alone. All the books shared came off the local library shelf. I hope you have success getting a hold of these marvelous picture books as well.


Published by L

I read, and I write. and until recently, I sold books.

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