Category: Book Birthday

Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, part 3: 10 Qs for Lauren Kerstein and 10+ excellent tips on craft!

Happy September pandemic Book Birthday to Lauren Kerstein and ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE SAY GOOD NIGHT (Two Lions/ Illus. Nate Wragg) We first talked to Lauren Kerstein last year about her debut picture book, ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES, so I’m very curious to see how this pandemic book birthday compares. But… Read more »

4 Qs + 4 Happy Book Birthday(s) = Diana Murray: Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic! Wooo-hoooo! It’s the Book Birthday of DOUBLE THE DINOSAURS, a Math Reader/ Step-into-Reading #STEM book by Diana Murray (Illus. Mette Engel /  Random House Books for Young Readers). This is Diana’s FOURTH book released in 2020.  2, 4, 6, 8, math with dinos is so… Read more »

Nonfiction picture books have pandemic Book Birthdays too!

Have you had a birthday during this pandemic? Do you know friends or family who have had to scale down or cancel Birthday parties in the past months? Wonderful children’s authors have had to do the same! Aimée Bissonette: It’s been a wild year, hasn’t it? I have four books out this year… *ED note: Aimée’s… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to THIS OLD DOG (Brockenbrough/ Alborozo/ Levine Querido)

Happy Book Birthday to THIS OLD DOG by Martha Brockenbrough Levine Querido / Illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo “A lovely celebration of toddler-dog love…” Booklist, starred review In celebration of THIS OLD DOG’s release, here are 9 Questions with the wonderful and prolific Martha Brockenbrough* *Rhymes with “broken-toe.”   Q 1: What was the inspiration for THIS… Read more »