• Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 2019

    Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 20190

    Every spring, publishers, authors, and agents display their latest and upcoming books for booksellers and librarians in the huge industry show Book Expo America. This year, as I wandered the vast book fields of the Javits Center, my attention was particularly arrested by the range of excellent picture books on offer, from the smallest independent

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  • Return To Sender: The Problematic Back and Forth of XO, OX

    Return To Sender: The Problematic Back and Forth of XO, OX2

    When I saw that Adam Rex had written a new picture book and Scott Campbell had illustrated it, I nearly jumped for joy. XO, OX: A Love Story is about a hapless Ox who exchanges confused letters with a diva Gazelle. Early reviews were positive, describing the book as a rib-tickling tale of opposites attracting, tender enough

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