Category: Am Writing

Happy #BookBirthday to WHEN PB MET J = 5 Qs with #kidlit author Katelyn Aronson and a wink to Romeo & Juliet!

But soft! What light in yonder fridge… Hear ye, Hear ye— Happy #BookBirthday to Katelyn Aronson‘s clever picture book, WHEN PB MET J, a hilarious wink to Romeo & Juliet, or perhaps a kitchen condiment retelling of West Side Story… “A friendship story with a heaping helping of puns.”  –Kirkus Reviews You may remember Katelyn… Read more »

It’s a 2023 BOARD BOOK Party –with a bevy of Jewish Board Books + 7 Qs & tips from 5 #kidlit authors.

Welcome to our party x 5 = 7 Qs + tips and resolutions from 5 wonderful #kidlit authors who’ve joined us to tell us about their upcoming Jewish board books. I’m super excited to chat with these amazing authors: Vivian Kirkfield (It’s PIPPA’S PASSOVER PLATE Board Book birthday today! / Holiday House) Illustrated by Jill… Read more »

Making New Year’s Resolutions with PB author Gabi Snyder  & COUNT ON US! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FROM ONE TO A BILLION

We’re excited to talk to picture book author Gabi Snyder today about COUNT ON US! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FROM ONE TO A BILLION and –just like the kids in Room 5 (in my pb, DEAR EARTH…)– We’re making some Earth-friendly #newyearsresolutions. “A call to eco-action based on the power of numbers . . . Young readers… Read more »

It’s #Hockey season! 7 Qs with Jocelyn Watkinson about THE THREE CANADIAN PIGS: A Hockey Story = win-win!

I’m super excited to welcome Jocelyn Watkinson, author of THE THREE CANADIAN PIGS: A HOCKEY STORY (Illus. Marcus Cutler / Sleeping Bear Press) to the blog today! We saved this FUN, fractured fairytale picture book, for October because– helloo– it deserves a HOCKEY SEASON CELEBRATION–right? But don’t take my word for it: “Lessons about the… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD + 10 Qs with author Alma Fullerton = Perfect 10!

It’s the Book Birthday of FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD by Alma Fullerton / illus. Sarah Mensinga / Peachtree. A novel in verse starring a fifth grader who is almost as devoted to competitive gymnastics as she is to hiding her poor reading skills. What happens when Claire’s secret starts unraveling? I am so excited to… Read more »