Category: Kid Lit

Happy almost Book Birthday to–> Q & U Call It QUits + 7 QUick QUestions for author Stef Wade

Stef Wade’s new picture book, Q & U Call It QUits (IllUs. Jorge Martin / QUill Tree Books) hits the shelves next week and we are celebrating with some QUick QUestions… BUt first–what’s it all aboUt? For fans of Z Is for Moose and Little i, this hilarious and quirky story about friendship and the alphabet will make young…

Filed under: Authors and Books, Book Birthday, Kid Lit, Teachers: Fun Ideas for Your Classroom.

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Happy Book Birthday ARLO DRAWS AN OCTOPUS & 6 Qs on 100+ books by Lori Mortensen

Lori Mortensen’s 100th (+) picture book, ARLO DRAWS AN OCTOPUS (Abrams), released May 4th, with Illustrations by Rob Sayegh Junior: “Well-written and full of fun surprises.” ― Kirkus Reviews THAT calls for a blog-party Q & A! Right? And boy do we have questions! Q 1. What was the inspiration for ARLO DRAWS AN OCTOPUS? Lori… Read more »

Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How a #Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory + 4 Qs for Julie Abery = HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!

Julie Abery’s new narrative nonfiction picture book, SAKAMOTO’S SWIM CLUB: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory Kids Can Press / Illus. Chris Sasaki released TODAY, May 4th, 2021! A vibrant, original picture book. ―Booklist, starred review Exudes inspiration and dedication. – Kirkus Reviews Julie Abery has visited the blog several times this… Read more »

Happy (almost) Book Birthday Karen Yin WHOLE WHALE = 8 Qs + Inclusion + STEM

I’m thrilled to help celebrate the Book Birthday of WHOLE WHALE on the blog today, the wonderful debut picture book by Karen Yin, Illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff / Barefoot Books / releasing SOON! Time for some questions! Q 1.     What was the inspiration for WHOLE WHALE? Karen Yin: I love wordplay, so when the words “whole whale” popped into… Read more »

Poetry Month + World Book Day + Poem in your Pocket day = “The Book Report” by Erin Dealey

Happy Poetry Month everyone! My poem, “The Book Report,” works for Poetry Month AND World Book Day OR Poem in your Pocket Day. See below for the video of me sharing it, or the poem to print out for your class to read together. Or you can check it out on the PoetryBoost.com website here…. Read more »