It might be 15 degrees in NYC today, but in our imagination we’re at the beach! Actually, we’ve been working devotedly on a new favorite title-Surf’s Up! Written by Kwame Alexander (most recent Newbery Award winner) and illustrated by Daniel Miyares (tremendously talented author of Float) – this is a book that really inspired everyone at NorthSouth.
Our enthusiasm was validated with a starred review from Kirkus, who called the book “A warmhearted tribute to reading.” Junior Library Guild chose Surf’s Up as a selection for Spring 2016. And right now we are feverishly confirming events and working forward to this summer, and our Surf’s Up Wowie-Kazowie Summer Reading Parties.
If you’re a librarian and you’ll be ALA, you can get a sneak peek at Surf’s Up on Sunday January 1oth at 3:30, when Kwame will sign a limited number of copies at the Children’s Plus booth #2043.
If you’re not going to ALA, enjoy the book trailer, narrated by Kwame, and guaranteed to take you to a warmer place in your imagination.