Category: non-fiction

8 Qs in the trees with 2 #GreenPB23 authors, Roxanne Troup + Rina Singh = Happy (belated) Book Birthdays

Today we welcome Rina Singh and Roxanne Troup to the blog for a belated Book Birthday celebration. I paired the authors of these beautiful #GreenPB2023 books because, together, they share two different stories of the importance and care of the trees that give our world so much.  “An inspiring true story of an environmental activist… Read more »

Meet the GreenPB23 author/illustrator team behind LIGHT SPEAKS = Happy #BookBirthday!

I’m very excited to celebrate this gorgeous GreenPB23 picture book, LIGHT SPEAKS, written by Christine Layton, and illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell (Tilbury House). But don’t take my word for it: Boy, do we have Questions! Meet the Author Q 1. Welcome to the blog, Christine. What was the inspiration for LIGHT SPEAKS? CL: Thank… Read more »

Happy #GreenPB2023 #BookBirthday x 2 = 7 Qs with #nonfiction author Laurie Ann Thompson

It’s a double #GreenPB2023 #BookBirthday today, with #Kidlit author Laurie Ann Thompson talking about her new books, YOU ARE A HONEY BEE & YOU ARE A RACCOON (Illus. Jay Fleck / Dial Books). Aren’t they cute? I first met Laurie through SCBWI, when we were both co-regional advisors –Laurie for the SCBWI Western Washington region, while I… Read more »

Three amazing #kidlit authors celebrate four Happy GreenPB2023 #BookBirthdays with 7 Qs !

It’s a quadruple celebration today, an interview with #kidlit authors Aimee Isaac, Susan Johnston Taylor, and Laura Purdie Salas, who have joined us to share their FOUR new picture books about nature and our environment: Each of these four GreenPB23 titles, told in lyrical language, share the wonders of planet Earth. Two highlight fascinating animals… Read more »

“Did you plan that?” a World Read Aloud Day thank you, with book pairings, and a discovery!

Thank you to all the teachers and librarians who connected with me during #WRAD Feb 1-3. I had so much fun! And about that discovery… My WRAD adventures started on Monday night, Feb. 1st, with a read-aloud of DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 to the eco-friendly¬†International School of Phnom Penh, Cambodia!¬† I LOVED… Read more »