Storytime: Jason Tharp Reads IT’S OKAY TO BE A UNICORN

In honor of this week’s #BookBirthday of Jason Tharp’s new picture book, It’s Okay to Smell Good!, listen to Jason read from It’s Okay to be a Unicorn!

An inspiring picture book, Jason Tharp’s It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn! features a unicorn pretending to be a horse—until he learns to embrace his true self.

“Tharp’s good-natured fable is bright and rainbow-y… will resonate with any who have felt ‘other.’” —Kirkus Reviews


It’s Okay to Smell Good, the follow-up to his hit picture book It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn, introduces the new, hilarious character: Panda Cat, who lives in a world where smelling bad is a good thing!


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MacKids Book Buzz: Author LeUyen Pham Introduces Outside, Inside

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! Connie Hsu, Executive Editor at Roaring Book Press, interviews author LeUyen Phan about her latest release, Outside, Inside.

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MacKids Book Buzz: Angeline Boulley, Author of Firekeeper’s Daughter

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! Tiffany Liao, Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, interviews Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter.

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MacKids Book Buzz: Author Talk with Lydia Sigwarth, Juliet Menéndez, and Randi Pink

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! Authors Lydia Sigwarth, Juliet Menéndez, and Randi Pink talk about their new books: Dear Librarian, Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, and Angel of Greenwood.

Important Timestamps:
1:05 – Dear Librarian Intro
1:35 – Author Lidia Sigwarth speaks
8:30 – Latinitas Intro
9:10 – Author Juliet Menéndez speaks
15:56 – Angel of Greenwood Intro
16:15 – Author Randi Pink speaks

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MacKids Book Buzz: Mark Siegel Interviews Nidhi Chanani, Faith Erin Hicks, and Kate Reed Petty

Watch our Book Buzz event, first featured at ALA Midwinter 2021! First Second Editorial Director Mark Siegel interviews Nidhi Chanani, Faith Erin Hicks, and Kate Reed Petty.

Important Timestamps:
2:50 – Comics answer the question: What’s it like to be creative during the pandemic?
6:52 – Mark Siegel asks how stress levels impact the creative life.
9:10 – Mark Siegel talks about the demand for entertainment during the pandemic and the switch to remote working.
12:57 – Kate Reed Petty on The Leak
16:48 – Nidhi Chanani on Jukebox
20:35 – Faith Hicks on her works, including the new full-color edition of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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