Category: Authors and Books

Happy #BookBirthday DRESSING UP THE STARS: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head + 10 Qs with author Jeanne Walker Harvey

Happy Book Birthday to Jeanne Walker Harvey’s new #nonfiction PB, DRESSING UP THE STARS The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head Illus. Diana Toledano / Beach Lane I am always in awe of Jeanne’s picture book bios and this one is no exception! “Together, the art and storytelling capture Head’s belief in the transformative… Read more »

A not-to-be-missed Conversation with Poet & Children’s Author Brynne Barnes –on BLACK GIRL RISING, trust, the music of language, and the voices that stay with us.

I am so honored and thrilled to have poet and author (+ professor, song writer, and inspirational speaker) Brynne Barnes join us on the blog today. If you have yet to discover and savor her newest release, BLACK GIRL RISING, do yourself a favor: STOP EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BOOK. We’ll wait. (Books… Read more »

8 Qs with Sibert honoree Patricia Newman = Happy Book Birthday to A RIVER’S GIFTS: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn 

Happy Release Day to Sibert honoree Patricia Newman’s gorgeous new nonfiction picture book, A RIVER’S GIFTS: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn, Illus. Natasha Donovan, Millbrook / Lerner. Full Disclosure: I may be a bit biased about this wonderful book, since my dear friend Patti is the author and our critique group has seen this book… Read more »

5 Qs for author Sandra Nickel + #Back-To-School Friendships = Happy Book Birthday BIG BEAR AND LITTLE FISH!

I’m so excited to celebrate Sandra Nickel’s adorable NEW picture book, BIG BEAR AND LITTLE FISH, illustrated by Il Sung Na, which launches Sept. 6th with Carolrhoda. Here’s the link for the BIG BEAR LITTLE FISH premiere, which will be live at 7 am EST / August 30th. In my opinion–BIG BEAR AND LITTLE FISH… Read more »

5 Qs for #kidlit author Shanna Silva + a #Giveaway! = Happy Book Birthday to A DOG’S GUIDE TO BEING HUMAN

We’re celebrating the launch of Shanna Silva’s A DOG’S GUIDE TO BEING HUMAN (YeeHoo Press, Illus. Agnès Ernoult), a dog’s hard-earned wisdom about living a happy life, with an interview and a #Giveaway! *Hand this book to all animal lovers and growing families.* 5 Questions for author Shanna Silva!   Q 1. How would your… Read more »