January 2023

2023 Oregon Book Awards Finalist

Yippee! Counting to Bananas is a finalist for the 2023 Oregon Book Awards for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature, along with some other incredible books! Congratulations to all the finalists!: Zoey Abbott of Portland, Pig and Horse and the Something Scary (Abrams/Abrams Books for Young Readers) Cathy Camper of Portland, Arab Arab… Read more »

Kirkus calls B Is for Bananas “an a-peeling alphabet adventure”

🍌The first review is in for B IS FOR BANANAS, and Kirkus Reviews calls it “an a-peeling alphabet adventure”! So happy for our team with illustrator Estrela Lourenço, editor Cheryl Eissing, and all the other amazing folks at Flamingo Books. 😍 And thank you Kirkus Reviews! 🌛Read the full review here. 🌟Preorder your copy. 🍌Release… Read more »

2022 Undies Case Cover Award Winner

Congratulations to all the winners of School Library Journal’s 2022 Undies Case Covers Awards! And hugest congrats to Estrela Lourenço, the mastermind behind the case cover for our book, COUNTING TO BANANAS, winner of the category for best “Something to Read.” I have loved the case cover she made all along, but recently found out… Read more »