I did an April book publishing post on Monday, April 13. The next day I saw a big array of announcements about book birthdays that very day. April 14 is my sister's birthday, and thus a notable day in my family. History fans are probably also aware that it is the day Lincoln was shot and the Titanic hit an iceberg. Both events occurred late in the evening, so, technically, Lincoln died and the Titanic sank on the 15th.
Things turned out much better for my sister. So as a late birthday celebration, here is a list of some childlit books that published on her day in 2020.
Darling Darleen, Queen of the Screen Anne Nesbet Candlewick Press. I see that Nesbet is the author of Cloud and Wallfish.
What Lane? Torrey Maldonado Nancy Paulsen Books. Oh, look. I stumbled upon a review of this book by Ms. Yingling.
A Game of Fox and Squirrels Jenn Reese Macmillan Publishers. Ah, Reese also writes short stories and essays.
Outside In by Deborah Underwood with illustrations by Cindy Derby Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. If I had pulled my act together this month, as I planned to back in January, I would have considered this book for an Environmental Book Club post.
Baby Clown by Kara LaReau with illustrations by Matthew Cordell Penguin Random House. LaReau has the rare author bio that I read all the way through. I could almost hear the narrator of Jane the Virgin going "How did she get the key to the school?" and "Who doesn't?" when she says she has a pathological fear of being hit in the face by a volleyball.
Like Nothing Amazing Ever Happened by Emily Blejwas Penguin Random House. Blejwas is also the author of an adult book called The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods, which hits on two of my interests, history and food.
Aware of any other April 14 childlit books? Feel free to add them in the comments.
Some great picture book debuts came out on the 14th. CLYDE LIKES TO SLIDE and CLYDE GOES TO SCHOOL by Keith Marantz and Larissa Marantz. Also RESCUING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Anna Crowley Redding and Edwin Fotheringham.
On April 7, HOW LONG IS FOREVER by Kelly Carey and Qing Zhuang.
On April 21, WHEREVER I GO by Mary Wagley Copp and Munir D. Mohammed.
Thanks for adding those.
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