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Good Dog by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Your little one will love Dawn DeVries Sokol’s cute and funny illustrations, from the tiny Cheeky Chihuahua to the huge Gracious Great Dane. The droopy ears of the Brave Beagle and the Kindhearted Corgi’s sweet hug are sure to delight little dog-lovers, and kindle a life-long puppy love.

Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of six doodling books, including Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls, which has sold over 100,000 copies. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University in 1992, Sokol has worked her way from editing and designing newspapers to art directing magazines to designing and authoring books. She also illustrates lettering, teaches online workshops, and doodles in her art journals as much as possible.

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.

Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it’s racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.

Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman’s sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.

Bob Ross and Peapod the Squirrel by Robb Pearlman

Bob Ross paints a stunning home for his squirrel friend, Peapod, in this delightful nod to a painter icon.

This is the sweet story of a painter (Bob Ross) who helps his squirrel friend, Peapod, find the perfect home to live in. Bob paints an actual Ross painting, “Meadow Lake,” in this charming tale about helping friends and embracing the serenity of life. Bob, along with Peapod, go through the various steps and processes to painting, including praising those “happy little accidents” that happen along the way.

Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman and Akem

When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.

“I don’t want to be brown!” says a little girl about her skin. But so many beautiful things in the world are brown — calming beaches, cute animals, elegant violins, and more. Brown is musical. Brown is athletic. Brown is poetic. Brown is powerful! Through lyrical words and stunning illustrations, it soon becomes clear that this brown sugar babe should be proud of the skin she’s in.

P is for Paris by Paul Thurlby

Discover the best of Paris from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!

Starting with its cobbled streets and pavement cafés, feast your eyes on the City of Lights! A for Arc de Triomphe, E for Eiffel Tower, N for Notre Dame, L for Louvre; this striking book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of Paris! Pick up some French phrases as you visit the famous landmarks and streets, and also discover the lesser known charms of this romantically beautiful city. Paris has never been more spectacular!

P.S. Can you spot the cat on every spread, exploring the city sights with you?

N is for New York by Paul Thurlby

Discover the wonders of New York from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!

From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty, via Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more, this stunning book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of The Big Apple! See familiar, iconic landmarks in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn; and discover the lesser known charms of the city’s five boroughs. The concrete jungle we call New York has never been more spectacular!

P.S. If you look carefully, you’ll notice an animal on every spread, exploring the city sights with you!

Cover revealed for The Splintered Light

The cover for Ginger Johnson’s middle grade debut The Splintered Light is finally here, and it is gorgeous.

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Two New Books from Dawn Sokol!

Good Dog and Here, Kitty, Kitty! are in stores today.  Continue reading…

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