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Ramon loves to draw. Or. At least he did. Until his brother came and laughed at his artwork! Ramon was angry, then embarrassed, then frustrated... until he quit. But while his brother was laughing, his little sister was watching and collecting. She saved all his...

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina

Meet our favorite book character ever. Marisol McDonald, fiery & confident-- this Scottish-Peruvian-American girl works through who she is in a day-to-day setting that she makes magical & fun. Sure- she likes wearing polka dots & stripes at the same time,...

The Book with No Pictures

The Book with No Pictures

This book puts the reader on the spot with a talking-to-myself back and forth monologue that gets kids of all ages giggling. While one half of the page spurts out hilarious sounds & quirky phrases, the other half blows up in horrified embarrassment. If I'd just...

Book Fiesta 2017!

Book Fiesta 2017!

Hey y'all!! It happened again!! Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who came out to read and play and join in the party this year to make our second Book Fiesta happen! Y'all are amazing. We read books, made airplanes, planted flowers, built houses (and mazes...

Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris

Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris

Near Lake Atitlan, in the mountains of Guatemala, a young Mayan girl, Ixchel, watches her mom make beautiful weavings. She is awed and inspired by this long family & cultural tradition, and she wants to join in, but she is too young and not yet skilled enough to...

Book Fiesta 2017: Books + Activities

Book Fiesta by Pat Mora Illustrated by Rafael Lopez This book, which celebrates Children’s Day/World Book Day is one of the most magical and whimsical pieces of literature you will ever pick up.Every time you pick it up, we promise you’ll want to revel in every turn...

ELLApicks: Book Fiesta Line-Up 2017

Here's our line-up of books for Book Fiesta 2017!! You'll find some of our favorite old classics and a whole bunch of new ones that we LOVE!! We are so excited to bring these books to life for a crazy art-filled day in our neighborhood!! Can't wait y'all! Book...

Illustrator Spotlight: Kadir Nelson

If you don't already have them, go out right now and get every Kadir Nelson book you can find. His illustrations are gold. A well-decorated illustrator (hello, two-time Caldecott, Coretta Scott King honoree), Nelson's smooth comic-realism tells stories with strong...

Make: Mosaic Stepping Stones!

I LOVE a good mosaic! This gorgeous picture of the broken-beautiful, of seeing things I would otherwise throw away find a new life in the most beautiful way!! And after many, many failed attempts (woohoo learning!) I've finally found a way that works! So here you go,...