“Marchini’s story and economy of telling display the chicken as total id, and Felix’s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are genuine works of art. A surprising gem.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Early readers will enjoy following Chicken through her barnyard adventure and will be able to decode objects and emotions easily due to the well-defined expressions of the animals…A welcome addition to…preschool or kindergarten collections, come rain or come shine.” – School Library Journal
From The Blog
“A thoughtful story that artfully addresses the loss of a grandparent from an immigrant perspective.” – Kirkus Reviews on THE YELLOW SUITCASE!
Congratulations Meera Sriram on your great review of The Yellow Suitcase from Kirkus Reviews! Kirkus said: “Debut author Sriram shares a poignant story based on her daughter’s personal experience… This immigrant narrative beautifully captures the emotions...read more
“Life lessons, baseball, and good friends; it’s all here.” – Kirkus Reviews on GOODBYE, MR. SPALDING!
Congratulations Jennifer Robin Barr and Goodbye, Mr. Spalding on a great Kirkus Review! Kirkus said: “Barr carefully constructs a well-paced adventure, involving some real events in a very specific time and place, while making Jimmie’s worries about...read more
If you're a library or classroom teacher, then I'd love to read Chicken Wants a Nap to your students for World Read Aloud Day on February 1st! Chicken Wants a Nap It’s a good day to be a chicken. The sun is up. The grass is warm. And Chicken wants a nap....read more
Thrilled to announce that Charlene Chua's author-illustrator debut Hug is coming from Kids Can Press in 2020! This is such a fantastic story, and in addition to being read on its face value, I also love that it could open up a discussion about self-care...read more
Kirkus Reviews names THE GREAT GOOGLINI as a Best Middle-Grade Book of 2018 for New & Transitioning Readers
Kirkus Reviews has named The Great Googlini as a Best Middle-Grade Book of 2018 for New & Transitioning Readers! Congratulations Sara Cassidy and Charlene Chua! The Great Googlini Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb...read more
So thrilled to share that Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie's Shark Nate-O is a 2019 Illinois Reads Book Selection! Shark Nate-O Nate loves sharks. He reads shark books every day, watches sharks on TV, and talks about them nonstop. He even likes to pretend he’s...read more