At least for your youngsters. I recently got these in the mail., from the very cool Roaring Brook Press which just got gobbled up by Harcourt. They did a really nice job with paper choice and unusual trim size.
I'd illustrated a cover of one of Betty Hick's earlier books, and really enjoyed her writing. So when she asked me to illustrate her clever new series about a group of neighborhood friends, I said of course!
Each book in the series has it's own sports theme as it relates to one of the particular characters. The first one out, Basketball Bats, was actually the second one I completed. Next up is this one.
Then this one, the interiors of which I'm working on currently.