K: You have a little reader in your home. What books is he loving right now?
My son is a baseball player, and he is crazy about the Kurtis Scaletta Topps League series, which he has read in its entirety at least five or six times. We also enjoyed Scaletta’s newest book, Rooting for Rafael Rosales, which has the most stunning cover art by Kelsey Garrity Riley. He loves the Little Rhino series by MLB player Ryan Howard. And of course, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is in constant rotation.
K: Do you remember the first books you bought to share with your son?
G: Some of the first were bilingual (Spanish-English) Taro Gomi books, Rain Rain Rivers by Uri Shulevitz, and Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim. But I actually do remember the first book I bought — it was When You Were Small illustrated by Julie Morstad. I remember being so floored by her illustrations, and I am as smitten today as I was then! I just sent off a copy of Today to my newborn Godson. The Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown is another that our family treasures, I feel it reflects us.