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About Isabel Roxas
Isabel Roxas is an author, illustrator, and avid reader.
She has illustrated several books for young readers, including the Newbery award-winning Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly, The Littlest Viking by Alexandra Penfold and Let Me Finish! by Minh Le.
She was born in the Philippines, raised on luscious mangoes, old wives' tales, and monsoon rains. She is now based in NYC where she writes and illustrates stories, designs books, bakes delicious things and creates small objects out of resin and clay.
Isabel was a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and has been awarded the Philippine National
Children's Book Award in 2010 for illustrating Day at the Market by May Tobias-Papa and in 2018
for Mang Andoy's Signs by Mailin Paterno.
Her debut comic for young readers, The Adventures of Team Pom: SQUID HAPPENS will publish in June 2021
Follow her on Twitter @studioroxas and Instagram @studioroxas.
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Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven board book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.
While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race and gender from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.
This first book in the series begins the conversation on race, with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.
Sven might be the littlest Viking, but he has no trouble making himself known. He has the loudest warrior cry and the fiercest set of teeth. He loves to pillage and plunder. But there's a new kid in town--a warrior princess, who is smaller than Sven and even louder. What's a little Viking to do?
"Penfold folds in fun ancient analogues to tried-and-true methods of appeasing cranky little ones, and Roxas's liberal use of a color perhaps best described as neon snot brings a punk edge to her scenes of Viking family life. Irreverent yet tender."--Publishers Weekly, Starred review
"A warm tale of family togetherness."--Kirkus
"A spirited tale about stopping a tantrum with a story, perfect for storytime or one-on-one sharing."--SLJ
A poetry collection that both illustrates what mindfulness is and encourages young, growing minds to be present, from poet and educator Georgia Heard, with art by Isabel Roxas.
Poets have long observed the world in a mindful way. They point out beauty we might have missed, draw our attention to our inner thoughts, and call us to see our society in new ways.
But as daily life become more and more chaotic, children grow distracted. According to the CDC, 9.4% of children have ADHD and 7% have anxiety/depression. And these numbers continue to climb. As treatment doctors recommend healthy eating, physical activity, plenty of sleep, and mindfulness techniques.
Georgia Heard is a poet and educator—and she has long had her own meditation practice. In My Thoughts Are Clouds, she uses poetry to demonstrate what mindfulness is and gives kids—and their parents and teachers—accessible ways to learn mindfulness tools.
The sheriff and his deputy dog have been charged with a mission: to bring a dozen donuts home safely. All seems to be going well until the young sheriff peeks inside the box to check on the tasty treats. They’re practically calling his name, and in the blink of an eye (and with just a few nibbles), a donut disappears! Wherever could that missing donut be? Luckily, this is one mystery the sheriff and his deputy are sure to bring to a close.