Author/Illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo’s RENATO AND THE LION, a picture book inspired by the protection of Italian works of art during World War II about a boy finding friendship and inspiration in a lion statue amidst the ominous rumblings of war, to Tracy Gates at Viking Children’s, by Adriann Ranta at Wolf Literary Services (World).


Check out Barbara’s website here for more of her gorgeous art, and follow her on Twitter here!