Category: Kid Lit

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! + 4 Qs with debut #kidlit author Alexandra Alessandri + a New Year’s #Giveaway

I’m so excited to share Alexandra Alessandri’s debut picture book, Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Illus. Addy Rivera Sonda / Albert Whitman) –the PERFECT must-read for our last blog of the year.  Check out the reviews! “This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.”―Kirkus STARRED review “The book’s vibrant… Read more »

Picture Book Sneak Peek–> FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES + 10 Qs with Vivian Kirkfield and a #Giveaway!

Happy (Almost) Book birthday to Vivian Kirkfield’s collective biography of inventors who didn’t take impossible for an answer. FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (HMH / Illus. Gilbert Ford/  January 19, 2021) A JLG SELECTION  Check out the reviews!  “These innovations in transportation should inspire readers to go far….Educators…

Filed under: Authors and Books, Book Birthday, Kid Lit, non-fiction, Writing and Publishing Q & A.

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DEAR EARTH… from your awesome 5th Grade friends–> #blogtakeover!

Hi Blog Readers–Our teacher Mrs. Pete read us Erin Dealey’s new book, DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 (Harper Collins) and guess what? 5th Graders still like picture books! Here are a few things we like about DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5: The pictures by Luisa Uribe and how much color there…

Filed under: Authors and Books, Blog Takeover!, DEAR EARTH, Erin Dealey, Kid Lit, Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA, Poetry, Teaching writing, Writing and Publishing Q & A.

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Room FIVE-04’s Blog Takeover–6th grade Poems, Posters + what we learned about writing.

We’re back! Remember us?–Your friends in Room FIVE-04 from Lincoln Elementary in the Central Valley of CA? We’re the ones who took over Erin Dealey’s blog on the Book Birthday of DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5! (See part 1of our Blog Takeover here.) Today we’re back to share some more posters we made… Read more »

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—to give books! A very special 2020 ICYMthem Book List of MG / YA novels published in this crazy #pandemic.

Thanks to everyone who shared and shopped selections from our 2020 Recommended Picture Books List. For those wondering what books to give the older kids on your list… Check out these must-read 2020 books for Middle Grade / Young Adult  Yes, there are many other titles out there. (Feel free to add them in the… Read more »