Category: Book Birthday

TWO Happy Book Birthdays: ONE BLUE GNU + WAKE UP FREIGHT TRAIN = 6 Qs with award-winning #kidlit author Danna Smith

All aboard! I’m doubly excited to celebrate TWO Book Birthdays with Danna Smith on the blog today: ONE BLUE GNU (Illustrated by Ana Zurita/ Amicus Ink / March 8th) AND… WAKE UP, FREIGHT TRAIN! (illustrated by Jon Andersen/  Little Simon / board book / March 29th!) * Hop aboard this train-shaped board book that introduces… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to FALLING SHORT (Quill Tree Books) + 6 Qs with award-winning mg author Ernesto Cisneros = slam dunk!

Congrats to my friend Ernesto Cisneros, on the launch of his new middle grade novel, FALLING SHORT (Quill Tree Books). We’re celebrating this wonderful book with six questions for Ernesto. But first… About FALLING SHORT “Told through animated alternating first-person chapters, Cisneros’s story not only captures the anxiety—and at times, humor—of trying to measure up… Read more »

Happy HAPPY Book Birthday to SUN AND SON + 7 Qs with Linda Joy Singleton = Win Win!

It’s a Happy HAPPY Book Birthday to Linda Joy Singleton’s SUN AND SON (Illus. Richard Smythe / Amicus) TODAY! What a sweet book! In SUN AND SON, the companion book to CRANE AND CRANE, Linda Joy Singleton uses homonym pairs to tell two parallel stories between the human world and the natural world: While a… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to WASHED ASHORE: Making #Art from Ocean Plastic + 5 Qs with author / photographer Kelly Crull

We are Marching forward on the blog with a Book Birthday celebration that “the kids in Room 5” and I have been excited about for months. WASHED ASHORE: Making Art from Ocean Plastic by author/photographer Kelly Crull (Millbrook / Lerner) hits the shelves TODAY! “An excellent work on an unusual topic and a must for… Read more »

8 Qs with Jeanne Walker Harvey about her new #NF #PB ABLAZE WITH COLOR: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas = Happy Book Birthday!

2.22.22 feels like a lucky day, doesn’t it? And we have the excellent good fortune of celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with the Book Birthday of ABLAZE WITH COLOR: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Illus. Loveis Wise, Harper Collins. Check out these STARRED reviews “This charming biography’s title describes not only Alma Thomas’… Read more »