by: Sarah Momo Romero
The summer has always been my favorite season. Not only because my birthday falls right before 4th of July, with fireworks, barbecues and warm evenings at the beach, but for all the adventures just waiting to be had outdoors. I grew up with a small backyard, but it it was filled with endless adventures of treasure hunts and games of exploring into the evening. This month, I found books with tall tales of a secret fort, a magnificent, traveling pigeon, a lush island brimming with animals galore, and even worlds to explore within each city window. All of these picture books, with their dazzling illustrations will inspire readers of all ages to seek adventures wherever they may be.
Denos is an incredibly talented author illustrator as well (one of my favorites, I featured her book Sketch in one of my earlier posts: http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/the-blogateers/an-artists-eye-looking-at-and-learning-from-the-wonderful-book-swatch), but I especially enjoyed learning the illustrator, E.B. Goodale, lives in the city where Windows takes places, Somerville, Massachusetts. This deeper connection to her neighborhood is clear, as she captures the energy, warmth and details of her beloved city
With the warm weather beckoning us to enjoy the long summer days, what adventures, big or small have you gone on recently? I’d love to hear about it!
Sarah Momo Romero is a Japanese Peruvian American artist, a graphic designer by day and children's book author and illustrator by night. She’s loved drawing and painting since she was chiquita and now crafts stories of adventure and wondrous creatures. Sarah is an active SCBWI member who draws inspiration from her life in sunny Los Angeles with her husband/creative partner and dog/infamous escape artist, Peanut. Look out for her first picture book coming out in Fall 2018!
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature a surprise reprise from over nine years of archives.