Category: Kid Lit

Happy Almost Book Birthday BALLOONS FOR PAPA + 8 Qs for author Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia

Today’s #kidlit interview is with Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia, whose book, BALLOONS FOR PAPA (Illus. Erika Meza / Harper Collins), releases next week: April 27th. This important story of connection through sadness is beneficial to children and adults alike. — SLJ  *STARRED REVIEW A skillful reminder that kids can be the bright spots amid their caregivers’… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday KINDNESS IS A KITE STRING + 5 Qs for poet~author Michelle Schaub!

Time to celebrate! Michelle Schaub’s latest book, KINDNESS IS A KITE STRING: The Uplifting Power of Empathy, releases April 1st, Illustrated by Claire LaForte (Cardinal Rule Press ) AND today is her actual BIRTHDAY! We have some questions for her. But first, let’s check out her book: How can YOU lift others with kindness? KINDNESS… Read more »

6 Qs with Julie Abery + Writing (and pitching) a Board Book series = Happy Book Birthday x 2

Happy Book Birthday to TWO new Little Animal Friends board books with Amicus Ink / March 2021 / Illus. Suzie Mason by Julie Abery: LITTLE PENGUIN Review: Delightfully heartwarming. LITTLE PENGUIN is the latest addition to the lovely board book series, Little Animals. The story journeys with Little Penguin as he explores the frosty world… Read more »

TWO #kidlit authors + 6 Questions = Three Book Birthday celebrations…in a #pandemic!

We’ve doubled-the-fun this week with 6 Qs for TWO #kidlit authors! Meet Rosie J. Pova, whose picture book, SUNDAY RAIN (Illus. Amariah Rauscher / Lantana Publishing) was released March 2nd! A quiet, sweet story blending common themes of moving, imagination, and friendship. —KIRKUS Matt Forrest Esenwine is celebrating two Book Birthdays- ELLIOT THE HEART SHAPED… 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 »