This Week’s Tweets

Here are my tweets from the last couple of weeks:


10 Picture Books To Broaden the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Palate

2019 Carle Honors Announced

Author Spotlight with Jerry Craft

Books on Film: A Conversation with Arthur Geisert — 100 Scope Notes

Books on Film: Meg Medina Reacts to Her Newbery Win

Campaigners hail ‘seismic shift’ in diversity of US children’s books

Colourful new coin depicts ‘beloved’ Peter Rabbit

How The Very Hungry Caterpillar Became a Classic

Minnesota teachers are taking initiative and writing a different kind of kid’s book

Netflix and Gurinder Chadha to Adapt Pashmina

Obituary: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

PRH Acquires U.K.’s Little Tiger Group

Q & A with Cynthia Lord

Q & A with Lucy Strange – just finished this one! Expect a glowing review in a few weeks.

These 20 Children’s Books About Spring Will Help You Celebrate The Happy Season


The bias hiding in your library

You can now grab a fancy cocktail at the Boston Public Library – The Boston Globe


10 Young Adult Books You’ll Want to Devour, Regardless of Your Age – Oprah Mag

EW talks YA: These harrowing tales of trauma and grief find the light

Five questions for Laurie Halse Anderson — The Horn Book

Sharp Drop in Sales of YA Novels – The Boar

What Austin Teens Wish Publishers Knew | ShelfTalker


Review: From Tree to Sea by Shelley Moore Thomas

From Tree to Sea by Shelley Moore Thomas

From Tree to Sea by Shelley Moore Thomas, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal (9781481495318)

Explore what nature and our landscapes can teach you in this poetic picture book. A little girl talks about what she learns when she heads outside. Trees show her how to not tip over when winds blow. Stones demonstrate rolling along even when you are being kicked. Oceans inspire travel but also returning to the shore. The sun shines just like you can smile even when you are down. Bees exhibit hard work and sweet reward. Soil offers a safe place to grow and shelter. Whales are so huge they are the size of the biggest of dreams but also the small steps that make them come to fruition. The examples continue through the book, each one separate and combining into a rich narrative.

Thomas writes with a simplicity that will work well for children. She uses each of the natural items as a metaphor for doing something in your life. It could be rolling with hardship, following dreams, rising above troubles, or shining with your own light. The use of natural examples lifts these small bits of advice into something more concrete and inspirational.

The illustrations by Neal are done in mixed media and digital formats. They are filled with deep colors and bright sunny light. They have the same positive approach as the poetry. They have an uplifting feel to them, filled with breezes to dance in, deep water to wonder at, and dazzling sunshine.

A picture book to inspire taking risks, making changes and living up to your potential. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Reviewed from copy provided by Simon & Schuster.