Today, we're thrilled to reveal the cover to OUR WORLD: MEXICO by Cynthia Harmony, illustrated by Claudia Navarro. This gorgeous board book release April 4th, 2023, from Barefoot Books.
But first, a little bit about the book:
Spend a day in Mexico with a baby and their family, from huevos in the morning to settling down for dulces sueños at night. Mexican author Cynthia Harmony and illustrator Claudia Navarro draw on their lived experiences in Mexico to create an authentic picture of modern Mexican life as part of the Our World Series for very young readers
Cynthia says: "Working in a book about the wonder of growing up in Mexico with editor Kate DePalma and illustrator Claudia Navarro has been pure joy! This cover embodies that "squeee!" feeling.
I love that it highlights family and friends' loving bonds with the beauty and colors of our culture: Mami y bebé, Mexican tiles, bright flowers and trees, oh and the pet peeking through the window... adorable!!!"
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Cynthia Harmony is an author and educational psychologist, originally from Mexico City. She has published for the educational market and was awarded the 2020 WNDB Mentorship. Her debut picture book MI CIUDAD SINGS, in Spanish MI CIUDAD CANTA is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Her board book OUR WORLD: MEXICO published by Barefoot Books, releases Spring 2023. Her upcoming picture book A FLICKER OF HOPE (2024) will be released simultaneously in English and Spanish by Viking PRH.
When not writing, Cynthia can be found in a museum with her kids, dancing to a Latin beat, daydreaming of tacos, or planning her next family trip.
Today on the blog, we're thrilled to be sharing the gorgeous cover to Paula’s Patches by Gabriella Aldeman. First, here's a litte bit about the book:
Problem-solver Paula patches her pants—and encourages her class to mend and reuse.
My first reaction to the cover was: there’s a penguin! Paula was inspired by my daughter. She is obsessed with penguins, but the illustrator didn’t know that. So this little patch in the corner made the cover incredibly (and surprisingly) special.
Rocío Arreola’s illustrations brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. I also have to thank the designer, Courtenay Fletcher, and creative director Gino Perfetti, as well as my wonderful editor, Margie Lisovskis.
I think this cover is pure joy. I hope you all agree!
Written by Gabriella Aldeman, Illustrated by Rocío Arreola, and published by Free Spirit Publishing, Paula’s Patches will be out on June 27, 2023. Pre-order today!
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Gabriella Aldeman is a Panamanian American author who is constantly trying to mend her children’s torn pants, broken toys, and stained everythings—nothing some colorful patches (or super glue) can’t fix! She is a professional translator, and holds degrees from Georgetown University and the College of William and Mary. Gabriella lives in Fairfax, VA, with her partner and two children. Paula’s Patches is her debut picture book. Please visit her at www.writebetween.com or @write_between on Twitter or Instagram.
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