Exciting recent and forthcoming diverse picture books spotted in exhibits at #alaac16! I haven’t gotten to really sit down and analyze these, but on first glance they look great and I’m excited to take a second look!
“Mary Had a Little Glam” by Tammi Sauer illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Move over Fancy Nancy, there’s a new diva in town–one who’s not afraid to get messy when the situation arises!
“Mira Forecasts the Future” by Kell Andrews illustrated by Lissy Marlin
A science-wiz girl making it happen? I’m in!
“A Piece of Home” by Jeri Watts illustrated by Hyewon Yum
Tear-jerker alert. Yum’s illustrations are just perfection for this moving-to-the-US story.
“It is Not Time for Sleeping (A Bedtime Story)” by Lisa Graff and Lauren Castillo
A multi-racial family + fresh bedtime story + Castillo’s snuggly-warm illustrations seems like a win!
“Max Speed” by Stephen Shaskan
Could Max be any cuter in his little star helmet? This will be a hit with the superhero crowd for sure.
“A Squiggly Story” by Andrew Larsen and Mike Lowery
I’m really excited to sit down with this one and take a closer look–I love “writing” books.