Everything You Need to Know About April 2021's "Legendary Courage" ThemeBy: Sally White
Here is what you can expect to find inside...
About the book:
Get ready to summon your courage for an adventure of legendary proportions! Our April book pick is an Own Voices fantasy debut all about powerful spirits, family, and folklore. This story will be perfect for fans of Love, Sugar, Magic, The Storm Runner, and Aru Shah and the End of Time.
Our OwlCrate Jr first edition of this book includes a beautiful exclusive cover design, plus a letter from the author and a signed bookplate!
About the rest of the goodies:
Every single item in this box was inspired by an awesome middle grade fandom, including Percy Jackson and Aru Shah! Check back soon for our first sneak peek for this incredible box!
Sneak Peek #1:
Every April box will include an awesome decor item designed by @inkus_dingus, inspired by one of our all-time favorite middle grade heroes, Percy Jackson! Do you have a favorite quote from Percy Jackson? Tell us in the comments!
Chibia Ulinwa (AKA Inkus Dingus) is a quadruple-threat talent -- not only is she an incredible typography artist, she is also a violinist, a vocalist, and a music educator! We have been a fan of her bright and stylish lettering since we first found her account last year and we're so happy to have had the chance to work with her on this project!
Sneak Peek #2:
We're thrilled to announce that every April box will also include a paperback edition of one of last year's best titles from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint!
Rick Riordan Presents is an imprint of Disney Books, headed up by the one and only Rick Riordan. Their goal is to publish great middle grade authors from underrepresented cultures and backgrounds, to let them tell their own stories inspired by the mythology and folklore of their own heritage. We have loved every single title they have put out!
The title we're including is NOT pictured here. Our subscribers will be the first to receive this book in paperback as it won't be available in stores until later this Spring!
Sneak peek #3:
Our collectible sticker for April's LEGENDARY COURAGE theme is designed by @cecifonik! Cecelia Ruiz is an author, illustrator and designer originally from Mexico City. She now teaches design and illustration at Queens College and RISD. She has worked on tons of big name projects from The New York Times to Google!
The images seen here are from a Google Doodle she created celebrating La Lotería, a traditional Mexican board game. Click here to play Lotería and see the behind the scenes creation of Cecelia's set of cards!