Happy Friday Savvy Readers! I hope you’re all managing to enjoy the warm weather. If you’re feeling out of the loop, you’ve come to the right place because this is your weekly rundown of everything happening in the book world, and there is a lot happening in children’s publishing!
1. The creator of the viral video The Great Realization is releasing a children’s book!
Based on Tomos Roberts’ inspiring online poem of the same name, Roberts’ picture book adaptation offers a hopeful look at our future beyond COVID-19 and is the perfect bedtime story! On sale September 3, see the official Instagram announcement here.
2. The trailer for Lebron James’ new picture book dropped and it is adorable!
A motivational picture book by NBA champion Lebron James that encourages kids to be their biggest motivators and to be their best selves, I Promise is inspired by the values and initiatives of his school and foundation. Learn more about I Promise.
3. YouTube personality Jojo Siwa will star in Will Smith’s adaptation of Bounce.
YouTube personality Jojo Siwa will star in Will Smith’s upcoming adaptation of Megan Shull’s middle-grade novel, Bounce. A heartwarming story about learning the value of family, Bounce follows a teenage girl who wishes she could trade her family in for a new one on Christmas Eve. Read more about this story here.
Well, Savvy Readers that’s all I have for you today! Tell me, which of these pieces of book news did you find the most interesting? Comment below or tweet us, @SavvyReader.