I’m thrilled to help celebrate the Book Birthday of WHOLE WHALE on the blog today, the wonderful debut picture book by Karen Yin, Illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff / Barefoot Books / releasing SOON! Time for some questions! Q 1. What was the inspiration for WHOLE WHALE? Karen Yin: I love wordplay, so when the words “whole whale” popped into… Read more »
Category: Book Birthday
Happy Almost Book Birthday BALLOONS FOR PAPA + 8 Qs for author Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia
Today’s #kidlit interview is with Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia, whose book, BALLOONS FOR PAPA (Illus. Erika Meza / Harper Collins), releases next week: April 27th. This important story of connection through sadness is beneficial to children and adults alike. — SLJ *STARRED REVIEW A skillful reminder that kids can be the bright spots amid their caregivers’… 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 »
6 Qs with Julie Abery + Writing (and pitching) a Board Book series = Happy Book Birthday x 2
Happy Book Birthday to TWO new Little Animal Friends board books with Amicus Ink / March 2021 / Illus. Suzie Mason by Julie Abery: LITTLE PENGUIN Review: Delightfully heartwarming. LITTLE PENGUIN is the latest addition to the lovely board book series, Little Animals. The story journeys with Little Penguin as he explores the frosty world… Read more »
TWO #kidlit authors + 6 Questions = Three Book Birthday celebrations…in a #pandemic!
We’ve doubled-the-fun this week with 6 Qs for TWO #kidlit authors! Meet Rosie J. Pova, whose picture book, SUNDAY RAIN (Illus. Amariah Rauscher / Lantana Publishing) was released March 2nd! A quiet, sweet story blending common themes of moving, imagination, and friendship. —KIRKUS Matt Forrest Esenwine is celebrating two Book Birthdays- ELLIOT THE HEART SHAPED… Read more »