Friday Links and Reviews - 21 September 2018

From Michelle Cusolito: School Visit Survey Part 5: Next Steps

From The Bookseller: Kerr and Morpurgo support Seven Stories (in Newcastle) expansion campaign

From The Bookseller: New illustration agency targets artists from under-represented backgrounds

From SCBWI-British Isles Words & Pictures: OPEN SKETCHBOOKS Autumn 2018 Part 1 - I have some work in there! :)

From The Bookseller: Blake reimagines Matilda for 30th anniversary

From The Bookseller: #Pictures Mean Business: Illustration campaign enters 'phase two'

From The New Yorker: The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People's Literature

From The Millions: Stories Bad and Good: Understanding Appalachia Through Reading

Gina From SiberiaGina From Siberia by Jane Bernstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a charming book about moving to a new home - in a new country. It's a lightly-told immigration story shared through the eyes of the family dog. The lovely artwork tells the story that the little dog doesn't - of the poverty being left behind, the sparsity of the new home, and the eventual settling of the family into their new city. This book will make a wonderful introduction story to start the conversation with more complex picture book titles on immigration and refugees such as Francesca Sanna's THE JOURNEY.

A Boy and a HouseA Boy and a House by Maja Kastelic
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this gorgeously illustrated picture book with a mystery, mysterious cat, comical mice, tributes hidden throughout, and a happy ending. Fans of well-illustrated, well-storied picture books will love A A BOY AND A HOUSE!

Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse TreasureEdison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure by Torben Kuhlmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Torben has done it again. Readers will dive (sorry) into this sumptuously illustrated tale of a young inventor and adventurer!

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