Category: Kid Lit

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 »

Happy Book Birthday to MIEP AND THE MOST FAMOUS DIARY–by Meeg Pincus

Happy Book Birthday to Meeg Pincus’ non-fiction picture book, MIEP AND THE MOST FAMOUS DIARY. 75 years ago, Miep Gies rescued Anne Frank’s diary, after security police raided the Frank’s secret annex on August 4th, 1944. I am so thrilled to celebrate the August Book Birthday of this wonderful KIRKUS & SLJ starred picture book… Read more »

Watch out world. #Kidlit author Lori Degman Writes LIKE A GIRL!

Yes, you read that right: #kidlit author and rhymer Lori Degman writes LIKE A GIRL. (Literally and figuratively.) In fact, she has TWO new picture books. “A chipper, colorful celebration of the limitless possibilities for what, where, and when one can read.” —Publishers Weekly “As an introduction to women’s power and possibilities, this choice rises… Read more »