Category: Kid Lit

Happy (belated) Book Birthday to ONE TIME & 5 Qs with THE Sharon Creech

It’s a Book Birthday party for Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Creech’s new MG novel: ONE TIME (Harper Collins/ Sept. 8, 2020) Are you ready to celebrate? Seriously, any day that I get to chat with one of my #kidlit sHEROES is a time for celebration! This book is magic.  It’s about… Read more »

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–to give BOOKS! A very special 2020 ICYMthem Book List + recap of Picture Books published in this crazy #pandemic.

It’s here! A Recommended List of picture books published during this very crazy year…2020 You know…that year when there were no in-store events, or story times & book signings, no school visits or in-person conferences… *Please note that many of the wonderful titles herein fit into multiple categories. Feel free to mix and match, and… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…A Book! = 6 Qs with debut MG novelist and poet Megan E. Freeman

It’s a Book Baby Shower and YOU’RE invited! Today we’re celebrating this beautiful debut novel in verse: ALONE by Megan E. Freeman, entering into the world on January 12th, 2021. Proud publishing family: Aladdin / Simon & Schuster (see Q4) I’d say it’s a perfect excuse to add a new post to my series: What… Read more »

Happy (belated) Book Birthday to NO Party Poopers! + 6 Qs for #kidlit author Gretchen McLellan

It’s PARTY time, friends. Gretchen McLellan’s latest picture book, NO PARTY POOPERS! (Little Bee Books / Illus. Lucy Semple) deserves a celebration and EVERYONE’S invited! “In line with [McLellan’s]…wordplay, Semple loads the bright, simply drawn illustrations with partying animals amid scenes of either imagined disaster or, at the end, festive conviviality… The paws-itive point here: …regarding… Read more »

EENIE MEENIE HALLOWEENIE + Happy Book Birthday Susan Eaddy = 8 Qs + Writing tips!

I had the pleasure of getting to know Susan Eaddy at a recent event for Children’s Environmental Health Day and can’t WAIT for you to meet her too. Plus a #Halloween book + repurposing + imagination = win-win-win!  Right? Check out this STARRED KIRKUS review:  Deciding what to wear for #Halloween can be tough. “Eenie… Read more »