Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2013: Spring + Summer Books to be Excited About

The Museum (TODAY! - Abrams Books for Young Readers)
written by Susan Verde / illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Nugget & Fang (April 2013 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
written by Tammi Sauer / illustrated by Michael Slack

The Monstore (June 2013 - Aladdin)
written by Tara Lazar / illustrated by James Burks

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas (June 2013 - First Second Books)
written by Jim Ottaviani / illustrated by Maris Wicks

Miss Maple's Seeds (April 2013 - Nancy Paulsen Books)
written and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

If You Want to See a Whale (May 2013 - Roaring Brook Press)
written by Julie Fogliano / illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Odd Duck (May 2013 - First Second Books)
written by Cecil Castellucci / illustrated by Sara Varon

(Shameless self-plug!)

Zebrafish SPF 40 (June 2013 - Atheneum Books)
FableVision & Children's Hospital Boston

This is quite an edited list! There are simply too many books to add. As an avid collector (addict) of books, I have been thinking of doing this more often to supplement posts about my art. It's important to have influences and I'd like to share all of mine with you!



  1. This group is definitely inspiring. A few on this list are new to me. 'Can't wait to check them out. Thanks.

  2. What a great list. I love Nugget and Fang...looks hilarious. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Awesome list, and thanks for including THE MONSTORE! :)

  4. Awesome picks. Love, love, love the IF YOU WANT TO SEE A WHALE trailer.

  5. great list. look forward to reading them.

  6. I'm honored to be included with such stellar company. :)

  7. Tammi Sauer8:29 PM

    P.S. Jenn Bower seems really smart. :)

  8. There are so many more books I could have added, hard to keep track of them all!

    In fact, I think I discover a new book everyday. :D

    Thanks for scrolling through my short list!