Category: non-fiction

8 Qs for author Carol Kim to celebrate a (belated) Happy Book Bday + Hangeul day = KING SEJONG INVENTS AN ALPHABET

WE have a DOUBLE celebration on the blog today: Happy Book Birthday to Carol Kim’s debut nonfiction picture book, KING SEJONG INVENTS AN ALPHABET “An artful telling of the birth of an alphabet.”―Kirkus Reviews AND–how cool is it that Oct. 9th was Hangeul Day, the celebration of the Korean Alphabet! Around here, we celebrate with… Read more »

Happy (almost) Book Birthday to Henry Herz’ I AM SMOKE + 10 Qs

This beautiful nonfiction picture book, Henry Herz’ I AM SMOKE (Illus. Mercè López /  Tilbury House Publishers) launches on Sept. 14th! “Herz presents a provocative and unique look at the lifecycle and benefits of smoke throughout the millennia. Lopez’s multimedia artwork further illuminates the ethereal nature of smoke as it drifts and dances across the… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERPANTS + 10 Qs for Christine Van Zandt + a #Giveaway!

HOLD everything–are we really celebrating a book about The BRIEF History of Underpants? You bet your BOTTOM dollar, we are. “Leaving no double entendre unturned, Van Zandt chronicles tushie-wear from the ‘beginning of buns’ onward.” ―Booklist “I laughed my butt off! Not only is this book funny, but Christine Van Zandt delivers a veritable wedgie-whirlwind… 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 »

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 »