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The Perfect Picture Book
Authors and illustrators share what their picture books are perfect for

Miguel Must Fight!


⬇️ Author Jamie Ofelia shares about their picture book MIGUEL MUST FIGHT!

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for kids who love art and action-packed adventures!"

📚 "This book can also be used to improve Spanish vocabulary."

Author: Jamie Ofelia

Illustrator: Sara Palacios

Publisher: Little, Brown For Young Readers

Publication date: April 30th, 2024


📌 Website: JamieOfelia.com

📌 Twitter: @JamieOfelia

📌 Instagram: @JamieOfeliaWrites

I am a Thundercloud


⬇️ Author Leah Moser shares about their picture book I AM A THUNDERCLOUD.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for BIG feelers, people who sometimes feel angry, and metaphor lovers."

📚 "This book can also be used by children, parents, and educators to discuss the BIG feeling of anger. With beautiful illustrations by Marie Hermansson, the visuals complement the words of this SEL picture book."

Author: Leah Moser

Illustrator: Marie Hermansson

Publisher: Running Press Kids / Hachette

Publication Date: April 2, 2024


📌 https://www.leahmoserwrites.com/ 

📌 Twitter/Instagram/Bluesky/Threads: @LeahMoserWrites 

📌 Facebook: Leah Moser - Author

Lupita's Brown Ballet Slippers


⬇️ Author Steena Hernandez shares about their picture book LUPITA'S BROWN BALLET SLIPPERS.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for any reader who loves dance."

📚 "This book can also be used to inspire children to ask big questions of belonging and inclusion in any activity they may be involved in."

Author: Steena Hernandez

Illustrator: Melissa Castillo

Publisher: Beaming Books

Publication Date: October 15, 2024


📌 www.steenahernandez.com 

📌 Twitter @HernandezSteena 

 📌 IG: @SteenaHernandez

Miss MacDonald Has A Farm


⬇️ Author Kalee Gwarjanski shares about their picture book MISS MACDONALD HAS A FARM.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for reading (singing!) aloud, farm fans, and veggie lovers."

📚 "This book can also be used to learn about gardening tasks, seasonality, and a variety of vegetables."

Author: Kalee Gwarjanski

Illustrator: Elizabet Vukovic

Publisher: Doubleday, Random House Children's Books

Publication Date: March 12, 2024


📌 www.kaleegwarjanski.com 

📌 twitter: @kaleegwar 

📌 linktree.com/kaleegwarjanski



⬇️ Author/illustrator Meg Auchenbach shares about their picture book IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for children who daydream, doodle, and ask...what if?"

📚 "This book can also be used as a supplement to an elementary visual arts curriculum, homeschool art classes, or as a creative conversation starter for any artsy child!"

Author/Illustrator: Meg Auchenbach

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press

Publication Date: February 1, 2024


📌 www.megauchenbach.com

📌 www.instagram.com/megauchenbachart

📌 www.twitter.com/megauchenbach



⬇️ Author Erin Dealey shares about their picture book JUST FLOWERS.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for budding botanists and gardeners of all ages."

📚 "This book can also be used for STEM discoveries, to celebrate spring, and to encourage random acts of kindness."

Author: Erin Dealey

Illustrator: Kate Cosgrove

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Publication Date: March 2024


📌 erindealey.com   

📌 https://twitter.com/ErinDealey

📌 https://www.instagram.com/erindealey/ 

📌 https://www.katecosgrove.com/ 

📌 https://www.instagram.com/k8cosgrove/ 

📌 https://twitter.com/K8_Cosgrove 

📌 https://twitter.com/SleepingBearBks 

📌 https://www.instagram.com/sleepingbearpress/



⬇️ Author Sara Levine shares about their picture book SENSITIVE.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for showing that sensitivity is also a strength."

📚 "This book can also be used to celebrate diversity and compassion."

Author: Sara Levine

Illustrator: Mehrdokht Amini

Publisher: Carolrhoda/Lerner

Publication Date: October 2023


📌 https://www.saralevinebooks.com/ 

📌 @saralevinebook (insta and fb)

📌 @saraclevine (X/Twitter)

The Brilliant Calculator: How Mathematician Edith Clarke Helped Electrify America



✨ "This is the perfect picture book for kids who are excited about puzzles, math, or inventions."

📚 "This book can also be used to learn about curiosity, determination . . . and electricity!"

Author: Jan Lower

Illustrator: Susan Reagan

Publisher: Calkins Creek/Astra Books for Young Readers

Pub Date: March 13, 2023


📌 www.janlower.com

Moonlight Memories


⬇️ Author Amanda Davis shares about their picture book MOONLIGHT MEMORIES.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for offering children a pathway to acknowledge and process their grief over the loss of a loved one. Written from a place of personal experience, this story strives to bring comfort to children hurting after loss."

📚 "This book can also be used as a guide for parents and caregivers by utilizing the end note, which features a message from a licensed children's counselor about how to use the book and where to find additional resources."

Author: Amanda Davis

Illustrator: Michelle Jing Chan 

Publisher: WorthyKids/Hachette Book Group

Publication Date/Year: June 2023


📌 www.amandadavisart.com  

📌 insta: amandadavis_art 

📌 X: @amandadavisart

Be My ValenSLIME


⬇️ Author Kris Tarantino shares about their picture book BE MY VALENSLIME.

✨ "This is the perfect picture book for Valentine's Day!"

"This book can also be used everyday! 

📚 The story is a laugh-out-loud celebration of love that's full of monster mayhem! 

📚 The book brings together the definition of everyday love on a kid-to-kid friendship level that reminds kids that love is patient, kind, and forgiving and that they can show love to others every day of the year!"

Author: Kris Tarantino

Illustrator: NYT best-selling Cori Doerrfeld

Publisher: WaterBrook, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Publication Date/Year: 12/19/23


📌 www.kristarantino.com 

📌 Twitter/X: kris_tarantino | CoriDoerrfeld | WaterBrookPress

📌 LinkedIn: Kris Tarantino | Waterbrook & Multnomah

📌 Facebook: kristarantino | coridoerrfeld | WaterBrookMultnomah

📌 Instagram: WaterBrookMultnomahKids | WaterBrookMultnomah

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