Happy (almost) Book Birthday to TOFU TAKES TIME by Helen Wu 吴卉婷, Illus. by Julie Jarema, Beaming Books, which releases April 19th! Preorder now, or request it at your library and get some COOL gifts! “Tofu Takes Time is lovely in its simplicity and magical in its proportions. This is a story of a granddaughter and… Read more »
Category: Book Birthday
Happy Book Birthday EMET’S BOX + 8 Qs for #debut picture book author/illustrator Jeni Chen= Discoveries, Challenges, & Tips!
Today’s Book Birthday celebration is for EMET’S BOX: A Colorful Story About Following Your Heart, by #debut author/illustrator Jeni Chen (Little Press / 4.1.22). LOOK at this gorgeous cover! Award-winning #kidlit author Danna Smith (see Danna’s Book Birthday x2 blog here) gives EMET’S BOX Five Stars: Cheers to INSPIRATION and CREATIVITY After her son was born,… Read more »
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 »