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Judo master

Boston College graduate Eve Nadel Catarevas has written a picture book biography of Rena Glickman, a pioneer of women’s judo. Glickman, known professionally as Rusty Kanokogi, was born in Brooklyn and practiced judo throughout her life. She was not allowed … Continue reading

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Working like a dog

Boston College graduate Margaret Cardillo has published a picture book about the real jobs dogs can have. Dogs at Work (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2021), illustrated by Zachariah OHora, is a fun and educational read about the work that dogs—such as … Continue reading

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The Sultan of Swat

Boston College alumna Jenna Grodzicki introduces young readers to George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Jr. in her new book, The Story of Babe Ruth (Rockridge Press, 2021). The book takes readers back to Babe’s early years as a poor kid growing … Continue reading

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Princess Diana

A new biography from children’s author, and Boston College alumna, Jenna Grodzicki, introduces young readers to Princess Diana. The Story of Princess Diana (Rockridge Press, 2021), traces the the life of the “People’s Princess” from her childhood to her joining … Continue reading

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Perfect Pets Queen

Harmony Humbolt has a colossal collection of stuffed animals, and she hates leaving them home when she goes school. In Harmony Humbolt: The Perfect Pets Queen (Clear Fork Publishing, 2021), a new picture book written by Boston College graduate Jenna … Continue reading

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World Drawing God Day: Nov. 9

This year’s annual World Drawing God Day—when people of faith create their own drawing of God and share it online via the hashtag #drawinggod—will be held on November 9. The inspiration for World Drawing God Day is the children’s book … Continue reading

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Animals with wild style

In her new nonfiction book, author Jenna Grodzicki introduces young readers to animals that accessorize in usual ways and looks at how these unconventional adornments help the animals survive. Wild Style: Amazing Animal Adornments (Millbrook Press, 2020) features critters such … Continue reading

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Children’s book author Lisa Rogers

In her debut children’s picture book, Boston College alumna Lisa LaBanca Rogers writes about the inspiration of William Carlos Williams’ spare poem “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Illustrated by Chuck Groenink, 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow” (Schwartz & … Continue reading

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Balletball

Nini loves ballet. But when Nini’s mom signs her up for baseball, she is less than happy. In the new picture book Balletball (Charlesbridge, 2020), Nini eventually comes to see that ballet and baseball have more in common than she … Continue reading

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Chocolate chip sea stars

Boston College alumna Jenna Grodzicki introduces readers to some of “wackiest creatures under the sea” in her new children’s book, I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food (Millbrook Press, 2019). The egg yolk jellyfish, the lettuce sea … Continue reading

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