So beginning with March, here are three really exciting books to put on your radar:
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013
I’ve been a fan of his work for ages – in fact, Leaves is one of my favorite picture books of all time! This title about a very protective mama squirrel promises to be just as delightful!
McClure’s cut paper illustrations are always stunning, and since seeing this cover I just can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I love the white background, strong black lines of the cut paper and just a touch of blue. A story about a kitten learning to be a cat is right up my alley.
Clarion Books, 2013
I like Sergio Ruzzier’s illustrations. I like them a lot. He does a great job with ink and watercolor, and has a very unique style. And now he’s working again with Eve Bunting on a story about a duck heartbroken about the loss of his new socks. They worked together before on the excellent Tweak Tweak, so this is high up on my list.
Look for these books at your library or at your favorite bookstore!