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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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Drawing God

After a trip to an art museum, a young girl named Emma is inspired to create a spectacular masterpiece of her own. She decides to draw God. So begins Drawing God (Paraclete Press, October 2019), a new children’s book written … Continue reading

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Noah the nurse practitioner

A new children’s book introduces young readers to the nursing profession and showcases a role model who challenges gender and racial biases. The Adventures of Noah the Nurse Practitioner was written by Boston College alumnus Loic Assobmo, a primary care … Continue reading

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Snowbound

A young student is scheduled to present his project on Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica when a snowstorm traps him at home. He’s inspired to log his snowbound adventure in the spirit of Shackleton. That’s the story behind Captain’s Log: Snowbound … Continue reading

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The woman behind the famous name

Boston College grad Margaret Cardillo’s new children’s book takes a look at the life of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In Just Being Jackie (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2018), Cardillo highlights not only the style and grace of the former first lady, … Continue reading

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Alumna with her own book publishing imprint

Christy Ottaviano, who received two master’s degree from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, is a children’s book editor and publisher with her own imprint at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, where she oversees the entire operation from identifying talent to editing … Continue reading

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Rescue and Jessica

In their new children’s picture book, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Candlewick, 2018), authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes (a Boston College alumnus) share an inspiring story of a girl and her service dog. Rescue thought he’d grow up … Continue reading

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