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Mar 24, 2023
Monica on Strega Nona Stamps Are Coming
"Thank you! I missed the Ezra Jack Keats series a few years back, so I was worried that I missed these as well! ..."
Mar 16, 2023
Claire on 2023 Caldecott Jump
"I wonder if the bump this week is because people could finally buy it? It was out of stock here in many bookshops (MN), ..."
Mar 14, 2023
Denise Poshard on 2023 Books from Geisel Winners
"See the Ghost!! Yes!! ..."
Mar 9, 2023
Team NBPB on 2023 Books from Caldecott Winners
"Thank you for this listing. We found an exciting collection of PBs to add to our current TBR. We will likely start with ..."
Mar 7, 2023
William Clanton on Exclusive Cover Reveal: PLOOF by Ben Clanton and Andy Chou Musser
"Thank you, Travis, for a wonderful interview and story about two talented fellows! I hope many read it as it will inspir ..."
Mar 7, 2023
Judy Weymouth on 2023 Books from Caldecott Winners
"IMO 2023 will be a spectacular year for picture books . . . and I offer this opinion based only on the covers you have s ..."
Mar 1, 2023
Debbie Dadey on Even MORE Children’s Books About the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Thanks Travis! ..."
Feb 27, 2023
Travis Jonker on Even MORE Children’s Books About the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Thanks, Carol! I'll add it in ..."
Feb 27, 2023
Travis Jonker on Unexclusive Cover Reveal: JUST ONE FLAKE by Travis Jonker
"Thank you, Lisa! ..."
Feb 26, 2023
Carol Hinz on Even MORE Children’s Books About the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Hi, Travis! Another one for your list is Never Give Up: Dr. Kati Karikó and the Race for the Future of Vaccines ..."
Feb 24, 2023
Lisa Schoof on Unexclusive Cover Reveal: JUST ONE FLAKE by Travis Jonker
"Delighted with the news of your 2 upcoming books! Cheers! Lisa Schoof ..."
Feb 9, 2023
Lois Hoffman on Unexclusive Cover Reveal: JUST ONE FLAKE by Travis Jonker
"I love the cover! Congratulations on your book! ..."