Category: Environment

6 Qs with HELLO, TREE creators Ana Crespo and Dow Phumiruk

Today on the blog, we get to celebrate the recent release of HELLO, TREE, a beautiful picture book about hope and renewal, written by Ana Crespo, and Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk (Little Brown Books for Young Readers). Welcome Ana and Dow! Ana & Dow: Thank you so much for inviting us to share about HELLO,… Read more »

5 Wonderful Books for Fire Season

Sadly, Fire Season is a thing these days, and not just in California, where forest fires have names, just like hurricanes. You might live in an area turned upside down (possibly literally) by hurricane Henri or Ida, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Where I live, we have #Caldor, #Dixie, and #Tamarack fires… Read more »

Happy (almost) Book Birthday to Henry Herz’ I AM SMOKE + 10 Qs

This beautiful nonfiction picture book, Henry Herz’ I AM SMOKE (Illus. Mercè López /  Tilbury House Publishers) launches on Sept. 14th! “Herz presents a provocative and unique look at the lifecycle and benefits of smoke throughout the millennia. Lopez’s multimedia artwork further illuminates the ethereal nature of smoke as it drifts and dances across the… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday PLANET OCEAN: Why We All Need A Healthy Ocean + 5 Qs for Patricia Newman

Happy Book Birthday to Patricia Newman’s PLANET OCEAN: Why We All Need A Healthy Ocean (Millbrook / Lerner, Annie Crawley / Photographer) #1 New Release in Children’s Australia & Oceania History Have I mentioned I love this book? Full disclosure: Patti is a dear friend and critique partner, and we were SCBWI Co-RA’s together a lonnnng… Read more »

EENIE MEENIE HALLOWEENIE + Happy Book Birthday Susan Eaddy = 8 Qs + Writing tips!

I had the pleasure of getting to know Susan Eaddy at a recent event for Children’s Environmental Health Day and can’t WAIT for you to meet her too. Plus a #Halloween book + repurposing + imagination = win-win-win!  Right? Check out this STARRED KIRKUS review:  Deciding what to wear for #Halloween can be tough. “Eenie… Read more »