Category: Authors and Books

Happy Book Birthday to SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP + 10 Qs for for JaNay Brown-Wood

YAYYYY!!!! It’s a Book Birthday for JaNay Brown-Wood‘s newest picture book, SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP Illus. by Elissambura, Charlesbridge. “Delightful comic relief for every household with a baby.“ “…The text is composed of playful rhyming couplets, with sound effects hand-lettered in all-caps crowding into compositions as if they have lives of their own. The colorful,… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERPANTS + 10 Qs for Christine Van Zandt + a #Giveaway!

HOLD everything–are we really celebrating a book about The BRIEF History of Underpants? You bet your BOTTOM dollar, we are. “Leaving no double entendre unturned, Van Zandt chronicles tushie-wear from the ‘beginning of buns’ onward.” ―Booklist “I laughed my butt off! Not only is this book funny, but Christine Van Zandt delivers a veritable wedgie-whirlwind… Read more »

Happy almost Book Birthday to–> Q & U Call It QUits + 7 QUick QUestions for author Stef Wade

Stef Wade’s new picture book, Q & U Call It QUits (IllUs. Jorge Martin / QUill Tree Books) hits the shelves next week and we are celebrating with some QUick QUestions… BUt first–what’s it all aboUt? For fans of Z Is for Moose and Little i, this hilarious and quirky story about friendship and the alphabet will make young…

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“Bon Book Anniversaire” to PIGLETTE’S PERFECT SURPRISE + 4 Qs for Katelyn Aronson

Katelyn Aronson and PIGLETTE are back in Paris with a fun sequel, PIGLETTE’S PERFECT SURPRISE, (Viking), once again with wonderful art by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne. This Piglette story takes place in a posh Paris patisserie, where Piglette is determined to make the most perfectly pleasing cake for Madame Paradee’s party. Time for… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday ARLO DRAWS AN OCTOPUS & 6 Qs on 100+ books by Lori Mortensen

Lori Mortensen’s 100th (+) picture book, ARLO DRAWS AN OCTOPUS (Abrams), released May 4th, with Illustrations by Rob Sayegh Junior: “Well-written and full of fun surprises.” ― Kirkus Reviews THAT calls for a blog-party Q & A! Right? And boy do we have questions! Q 1. What was the inspiration for ARLO DRAWS AN OCTOPUS? Lori… Read more »