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...
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...

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...

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...

The Journey

This is the story of a young child and her family, who leave their home by the sea in search of a safe place. When war reaches its dark hands into their city and their family, the child and her family set off on a journey. The children pack all their things, and hide...

Maybe Something Beautiful

(SO… this may be our favorite book of all time. Kind of like, if you could put our dream for ELLA into a book and have it made by one of our favorite illustrators of all time??? YES TO ALL OF THIS!) In a dull, grey city, there lives a little girl named Mira, who...