Category: non-fiction

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 »

7 Qs with Sandra Nickel about her NEW nonfiction pb, The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

I’m completely starstruck by Sandra Nickel’s new NF picture book: The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe  Illus. Aimée Sicuro / Abrams releasing March 2, 2021 Click here to view trailer.  I was hooked from the start by the lyrical title of Sandra Nickel’s #must-read NF picture book biography,… Read more »

6 Qs with NYT Bestselling #kidlit author Stacia Deutsch = Happy Book Birthday to THE STORY OF JIM HENSON

Happy Book Birthday to Stacia Deutsch’ The Story of Jim Henson: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) / Rockridge Press/ Jan. 12, 2021. Stacia Deutsch is the NYT Bestselling author of 300+ #Kidlit books—from junior movie tie-ins, Boxcar Children mysteries, LEGO novels, and most recently biographies…. 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…

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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 »