Why did the amphibian cross the road? Sy was out on a warm, rainy April night that was perfect for salamandering. She joined a small brigade to help eight species of amphibians safely cross the road. Since the gorgeous spotted salamanders can live for 20 years, that’s a lot of life we were privileged to save.
Sy sent greetings to her Spanish publishers by talking about book, Spell of a Tiger, which has been translated into Spanish. Watch her short video here and test out your Spanish by reading the subtitles.
Your friendly neighborhood octopus. Fayetteville, Arkansas, artist Graham Patterson has drawn a giant octopus in the street to help cheer up his neighbors during quarantine. Thanks to Dustin Bartholomew of the Fayetteville Flyer and Octo Nation for sharing this Octo Art.
Inky’s Amazing Win. 8,169 students in grades 3 to 5 from 105 Rhode Island schools and libraries have voted, and the results are in: Inky’s Amazing Escape, with illustrations by Amy Schimler-Safford, won the 2020 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award. The breakdown of the vote, and the other great titles nominated, can be found here.