Kid Scientists

Kid Scientists and Kid Presidents | Avery and Augustine
Kid Scientists and Kid Presidents | Avery and Augustine
Kid Scientists and Kid Presidents | Avery and Augustine
Kid Scientists and Kid Presidents | Avery and Augustine

Before they were great scientists, they were curious kids who played, experimented, wondered, made messes and asked questions.  Vera Rubin would stay up all night watching meteor showers from her bedroom window, Jane Goodall would hide worms under her pillow and George Washington Carver would talk to his plants.  The individuals featured in the book are Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Nicola Tesla, Ada Lovelace, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, Rosalind Franklin, Sally Ride, Rachel Carson, George Washington Carver, Vera Rubin and Katherine Johnson.

We’ve read some of the other titles in the Kid Legends series and find it to be a really engaging way to help readers branch out into biographies and nonfiction.

Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars was written by David Stabler, illustrated by Anoosha Syed and published by Quirk Books.  It’ll be out on October 9.  Check out the other titles in the Kid Legends series: Kid Artists, Kid Athletes, Kid Authors and Kid Presidents.

A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings

A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings | Avery and Augustine
A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings | Avery and Augustine
A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings | Avery and Augustine
A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings | Avery and Augustine
A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings | Avery and Augustine

Taking a walk through the history of pictures this morning.  I’d pick an art book over any other book most days.  Happy first day of fall, everyone.

A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings was written by David Hockney and Martin Gayford, illustrated by Rose Blake and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. It’ll be out on October 2.

Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian

Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian | Avery and Augustine

“Who loves books so much that she would risk her life to save them?”

She’s smart, well-read, fierce and she’s ready to save the world one villain at a time — in this case from the nefarious Doctor Glockenspiel who’s threatening to unleash an army of giant moths that will eat the world’s books.  She does more than just fight crime—oh, so much more—her good deeds include stealthily putting the right book in the hands of just about everyone that crosses her path.  She’s a true hero.  We have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of Lyric and we can’t wait. Also proclaimed by Avery as “her favorite picture book.” High praise!

Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian was written by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illustrated by Vera Brosgol and published by Clarion Books.

Thank You, Omu!

Thank You, Omu! | Avery and Augustine
Thank You, Omu! | Avery and Augustine
Thank You, Omu! | Avery and Augustine

“Sharing is a lot like giving thanks — they both bring people together.”

Omu cooks a delectable thick red stew one afternoon — perhaps “the best dinner” she’ll ever have!  As its delicious scent wafts up and down the block all afternoon, passers-by and people from the neighborhood can’t seem to resist.  They all stop by with a knock on her door, asking to try some.  But will Omu have any left for herself?  Don’t miss this lovely tale redolent of beautiful friendship, sharing and community.  And Oge Mora’s collages really are divine.

Sharing our stories with others is what we as a society need to do, especially now, and we’re thankful that Oge Mora has shared this wonderful one about her grandmother.  We’re looking forward to hearing many more.

Thank You, Omu! was written and illustrated by Oge Mora and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.  It’ll be out on October 2.

Wee Hee Hee from Wee Society

Wee Hee Hee Giveaway | Avery and Augustine
Wee Hee Hee Giveaway | Avery and Augustine
Wee Hee Hee Giveaway | Avery and Augustine
Wee Hee Hee Giveaway | Avery and Augustine
Wee Hee Hee Giveaway | Avery and Augustine

Fans of Wee Society, rejoice!  Their newest project is out tomorrow and it’s (quite literally) a huge book of laughs!  Wee Hee Hee: A Collection of Pretty Funny Jokes and Pictures is the epitome of fun and funny — jokes and clever word play galore illustrated with Wee Society’s joyful, modern design aesthetic.  Also included are tips for just-right joke telling, a riddle to illustrate, a spot for little jokesters to record people’s reactions, their favorite joke and other interactive features.

We are partnering with Wee Society to give away two copies of Wee Hee Hee.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents and ends Friday, 9/21, at 11:59 PM PST.  Head over to this Instagram post to enter.