Posted on August 5th, 2016 by pajamapress
Elizabeth Bird, a librarian at New York Public Library, writer for the School Library Journal and influential voice in children’s literature, posted her list of “Some of the Best Picture Books of 2016 Thus Far (Mid-Year Summary)” earlier this week. Of the 81 titles listed, we are thrilled to have two of our titles included. Elliot by Julie Pearson, one of our Spring titles, and Sky Pig by Jan L. Coates both received nods.
Of Elliot, she writes, “used in the right context, this book does something that no other book does.” She also took the time to write a very thoughtful review of Elliot, which can be found here.
Elizabeth Bird also has some very nice praise for Suzanne Del Rizzo’s Plasticine and multimedia illustrations in Sky Pig by Jan L. Coates: “Crazycool art going on here. I think it’s all clay, but it’s hard to tell. Whatever the medium is, it fits the storyline perfectly. I always have so much fun reading the book that I forget to look up how it’s made.”
Click here to see the rest of Elizabeth Bird’s wonderful picks.
All three of these books, and the rest of our titles, can be purchased or pre-ordered at an independent bookstore near you.