Category: Kid Lit

Classroom Blog Takeover: What are you reading? 3rd Grade

It’s Classroom Blog Takeover Day and this post comes all the way from Cambodia! I first met the 3rd Graders at the International School of Phnom Penh when I skyped with them for #WRAD. (Fun fact: I skyped with ISPP from California at 7pm Feb. 4th, and it was already 10am Feb. 5th –World Read… Read more »

Raising Readers –Tips from an editor, an author, and an illustrator

If you follow Carol Hinz (@CarolCHinz Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books at Lerner Publishing Group) you know she has tweeted many wonderful stories about her boys READING.  Author Katey Howes (RISSY NO KISSIES / Lerner 2021; WOVEN OF THE WORLD / Chronicle 2021; MAGNOLIA MUDD /Sterling; and BE A MAKER /Carolrhoda —details here.)… Read more »

Meet #kidlit author Virginia Loh-Hagan and NIAN, THE CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON

Virginia Loh-Hagan’s NIAN, THE CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON (Sleeping Bear Press, Illus. Timothy Banks) is the perfect picture book for celebrating–and learning about– Chinese New Year. It’s a girl-power retelling of the Nian legend with an original twist, which includes explanations of the origins of Chinese New Year traditions. VERDICT: A wonderful version of a… 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, Fall 2020), with art by Colombian illustrator Luisa Uribe. Endless thanks to our amazing Executive Editor, Tamar Mays, and the fabulous team at Harper Collins! Isn’t it beautiful? I can’t wait for you… Read more »

Blog takeover: Happy Book Birthday to SNOW GLOBE WISHES by Erin Dealey

It’s a Blog Takeover by Victoria Krol, a teen writer who has questions for me—-because she’s awesome, and it’s SNOW GLOBE WISHES‘ Book Birthday! By the way, I’m not the first author Victoria has interviewed. Photo R was taken during her interview with Richard Peck! Needless to say, I am honored to answer her questions. Q1: Since the Book Birthday of Snow Globe… Read more »