Category: DEAR EARTH

Room FIVE-04’s Blog Takeover–6th grade Poems, Posters + what we learned about writing.

We’re back! Remember us?–Your friends in Room FIVE-04 from Lincoln Elementary in the Central Valley of CA? We’re the ones who took over Erin Dealey’s blog on the Book Birthday of DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5! (See part 1of our Blog Takeover here.) Today we’re back to share some more posters we made… Read more »

Happy (belated) Book Birthday to NO Party Poopers! + 6 Qs for #kidlit author Gretchen McLellan

It’s PARTY time, friends. Gretchen McLellan’s latest picture book, NO PARTY POOPERS! (Little Bee Books / Illus. Lucy Semple) deserves a celebration and EVERYONE’S invited! “In line with [McLellan’s]…wordplay, Semple loads the bright, simply drawn illustrations with partying animals amid scenes of either imagined disaster or, at the end, festive conviviality… The paws-itive point here: …regarding… Read more »

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 »

Cover reveal: DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room Five

I’m so excited to share this cover reveal of our next picture book, DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room Five (Harper Collins, Dec. 1, 2020), with art by Colombian illustrator Luisa Uribe. Pre-orders have begun: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062915320   Endless thanks to our amazing Executive Editor, Tamar Mays, and the fabulous team at Harper Collins! Isn’t it… Read more »