Category: Am Writing

Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How a #Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory + 4 Qs for Julie Abery = HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!

Julie Abery’s new narrative nonfiction picture book, SAKAMOTO’S SWIM CLUB: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory Kids Can Press / Illus. Chris Sasaki released TODAY, May 4th, 2021! A vibrant, original picture book. ―Booklist, starred review Exudes inspiration and dedication. – Kirkus Reviews Julie Abery has visited the blog several times this… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday KINDNESS IS A KITE STRING + 5 Qs for poet~author Michelle Schaub!

Time to celebrate! Michelle Schaub’s latest book, KINDNESS IS A KITE STRING: The Uplifting Power of Empathy, releases April 1st, Illustrated by Claire LaForte (Cardinal Rule Press ) AND today is her actual BIRTHDAY! We have some questions for her. But first, let’s check out her book: How can YOU lift others with kindness? KINDNESS… Read more »

Happy #BookBirthday PETER EASTER FROG by Erin Dealey & G. Brian Karas + #Giveaway and WAITING…

Here comes PETER EASTER FROG, Hopping down his favorite log… We know what you’re thinking: “What about the bunny?” Good question! First graders help predict the answer in today’s blog post, celebrating the release of PETER EASTER FROG by Erin Dealey / Illus. G. Brian Karas (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Atheneum/ Simon & Schuster). A… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday DEAR EARTH–>from Room FIVE04 =blog takeover + Giveaway Boost!!

It’s a Book Birthday Party/ Blog Takeover for  DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey, Illus. Luisa Uribe (Harper Collins) “A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message.” —Kirkus We are Mrs. Howard’s AWESOME 5th/6th graders from room FIVE04 –here to celebrate! We met up with Erin Dealey on Zoom, showed her…

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Happy (belated) Book Birthday to NO Party Poopers! + 6 Qs for #kidlit author Gretchen McLellan

It’s PARTY time, friends. Gretchen McLellan’s latest picture book, NO PARTY POOPERS! (Little Bee Books / Illus. Lucy Semple) deserves a celebration and EVERYONE’S invited! “In line with [McLellan’s]…wordplay, Semple loads the bright, simply drawn illustrations with partying animals amid scenes of either imagined disaster or, at the end, festive conviviality… The paws-itive point here: …regarding… Read more »