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Books and Food with Kelsey Garrity Riley

Books and Food with Kelsey Garrity Riley

Secret Society of Books: Two things I imagine for your book inspiration: Idea one: You were sitting in a cozy restaurant pushing your dumplings around on their plate and you imagined them dancing on a stage. Idea two: You were asked in an interview what your favorite...

Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” -- Alex Haley    There are so many beatiful picture books that celebrate grandparents in various ways. Priya Dreams of Marigolds &...

November 18th is High-Five a Librarian Day

A librarian is so much more than a person who knows where all the books are. They are one of the most important people our kids come into contact with at school. I first came across Matthew Winner through The Children's Book Podcast which had a different name at that...

Illustrator’s Breakfast with Sara Gillingham

Illustrator’s Breakfast with Sara Gillingham

This Saturday, October 13th, I will have the pleasure of introducing Sara Gillingham at the Illustrator's Breakfast held by the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable. She is an extremely talented illustrator, author and designer in the Children's Lit industry....

Another Dimension with Elly MacKay

Another Dimension with Elly MacKay

Kellie - I am a very big fan of your artwork and process. You have a magical element to your work that is instantly recognizable. I saw a picture you shared of yourself as a teen with one of your first dioramas, how old were you when you started to develop your style?...

An Interview with Laguna Vintage

An Interview with Laguna Vintage

It only takes one visit to know you have stumbled upon not just something, but someone special. I wanted to know more about the woman with the exquisite eye for design and vintage books. Meet Gina of Laguna Vintage. Kellie: You have exquisite taste in vintage...

Modern Day Willy Wonka

Modern Day Willy Wonka

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  If you...

Interview with Jon Klassen

Interview with Jon Klassen

  In celebration of Fathers Day,  I spoke with New York Times best selling, Caldecott medalist, minimalist extraordinaire, and new father Jon Klassen.  We spoke about his new book with Mac and his writing a new chapter in life, parenthood.    Kellie: Your...

An Interview with Christian Robinson

An Interview with Christian Robinson

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. In celebration, I got to interview one of the most beloved illustrators in Children’s books today, Mr. Christian Robinson. His work reaches a wide audience with its beauty and remarkable way...

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This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit! To Make, “gather, make, wait” If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process. Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread. | To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
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Happy First Day of Summer!

We’re experiencing Juneuary but I’ll just live in the pages of this book and wait for the sun to arrive.☀️

#gyofujikawa
Happy First Day of Summer! We’re experiencing Juneuary but I’ll just live in the pages of this book and wait for the sun to arrive.☀️ #gyofujikawa
2 months ago
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A big thank you to those who have stuck around and for the well wishes for my son.
After just over a month’s recovery, he is well and back at school.

I couldn’t let May slip away without celebrating #aapiheritagemonth !
Books featuring Asian representation became a passion once I became a mother.
This is a small collection of some of the books that fill our shelves.
A big thank you to those who have stuck around and for the well wishes for my son. After just over a month’s recovery, he is well and back at school. I couldn’t let May slip away without celebrating #aapiheritagemonth ! Books featuring Asian representation became a passion once I became a mother. This is a small collection of some of the books that fill our shelves.
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“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” 
- Rupi Kaur

Happy #internationalwomensday !
“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” 
- Rupi Kaur

Happy #internationalwomensday !
“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” - Rupi Kaur Happy #internationalwomensday !
5 months ago
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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

-Barack Obama

Picture books to Celebrate Black History Month!
Fill your shelves with books about joy, biographies about Black men and women that tell of their incredible contributions and accomplishments. Support your favorite Black artists and picture bookmakers not just this month but every day of the year.

This shelf includes some new books and some forever favorites we read on repeat. What are some of your must-reads?
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." -Barack Obama Picture books to Celebrate Black History Month! Fill your shelves with books about joy, biographies about Black men and women that tell of their incredible contributions and accomplishments. Support your favorite Black artists and picture bookmakers not just this month but every day of the year. This shelf includes some new books and some forever favorites we read on repeat. What are some of your must-reads?
6 months ago
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“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle, People like to cuddle.” Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one. The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book. “….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true. Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!” | Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | Published by @quartokids Age: 3-6
6 months ago
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“One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm.
I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right.”

~Tove Jansson
“One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm. I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right.” ~Tove Jansson
6 months ago
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This sweet book is told from a child’s perspective, with all the excitement and the ebbs and flows that come with so much anticipation.

Zhao Di is preparing for a 15 day celebration welcoming the new year. On the third day, “the uncles started giving lanterns” as part of the festivities.
Gleefully Zhao Di parades her lantern around town alongside her friends. When the festivities come to an end she is sad, but takes comfort in the happy memories she has made.

‘Playing With Lanterns’ is a gentle story to celebrate and learn about the Lunar New Year.

| Playing With Lanterns by #WangYage illustrated by #ZhuChengliang |
Published by @amazonpublishing
This sweet book is told from a child’s perspective, with all the excitement and the ebbs and flows that come with so much anticipation.

Zhao Di is preparing for a 15 day celebration welcoming the new year. On the third day, “the uncles started giving lanterns” as part of the festivities.
Gleefully Zhao Di parades her lantern around town alongside her friends. When the festivities come to an end she is sad, but takes comfort in the happy memories she has made.

‘Playing With Lanterns’ is a gentle story to celebrate and learn about the Lunar New Year.

| Playing With Lanterns by #WangYage illustrated by #ZhuChengliang |
Published by @amazonpublishing
This sweet book is told from a child’s perspective, with all the excitement and the ebbs and flows that come with so much anticipation. Zhao Di is preparing for a 15 day celebration welcoming the new year. On the third day, “the uncles started giving lanterns” as part of the festivities. Gleefully Zhao Di parades her lantern around town alongside her friends. When the festivities come to an end she is sad, but takes comfort in the happy memories she has made. ‘Playing With Lanterns’ is a gentle story to celebrate and learn about the Lunar New Year. | Playing With Lanterns by #WangYage illustrated by #ZhuChengliang | Published by @amazonpublishing
7 months ago
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"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…" This vivid picture book is an experience! Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives. To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors." Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness. ‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott. Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
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