The Weekly 411 (4/8/22)
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We are excited to feature author Karina Evans and her debut middle-grade novel, Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins! WILKINS! (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), out on April 9. Enter to win a copy!
|cover art by Marta Kissi @kissikissi_illustration|
About the Book: The majestic mountain gorillas live in family groups, led by a powerful silverback. Juxtaposing the apes’ awesome strength and surprising gentleness, He Leads tells the story of family loyalty and love. With stunning, lifelike illustrations and facts on each page, this beautiful picture book is a monument to these endangered gentle giants.
About the Author: June Smalls is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and author of both fiction and nonfiction books for kids. She resides in Northern Virginia with her hubby, The Kid, and an ever-growing assortment of animals.
About the Illustrator: Yumi Shimokawara is an illustrator, picture book writer, and animal lover living in Japan. Yumi studied Japanese literature in college and then studied painting while doing various jobs.
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