Today we’re celebrating the #BookBirthday of THIS IS A STORY by John Schu (aka MrSchuReads), Illus. Lauren Castillo, Candlewick! Once a librarian, always a librarian, John Schu was one of the first people I met (long ago!), and a huge help when I was learning about that thing called Twitter. He is such a generous… Read more »
Category: Raising Readers
It’s a 2023 BOARD BOOK Party –with a bevy of Jewish Board Books + 7 Qs & tips from 5 #kidlit authors.
Welcome to our party x 5 = 7 Qs + tips and resolutions from 5 wonderful #kidlit authors who’ve joined us to tell us about their upcoming Jewish board books. I’m super excited to chat with these amazing authors: Vivian Kirkfield (It’s PIPPA’S PASSOVER PLATE Board Book birthday today! / Holiday House) Illustrated by Jill… Read more »
Happy Book Birthday to FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD + 10 Qs with author Alma Fullerton = Perfect 10!
It’s the Book Birthday of FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD by Alma Fullerton / illus. Sarah Mensinga / Peachtree. A novel in verse starring a fifth grader who is almost as devoted to competitive gymnastics as she is to hiding her poor reading skills. What happens when Claire’s secret starts unraveling? I am so excited to… Read more »
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 Book Birthday to SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP + 10 Qs for for JaNay Brown-Wood
YAYYYY!!!! It’s a Book Birthday for JaNay Brown-Wood‘s newest picture book, SHHH! THE BABY’S ASLEEP Illus. by Elissambura, Charlesbridge. “Delightful comic relief for every household with a baby.“ “…The text is composed of playful rhyming couplets, with sound effects hand-lettered in all-caps crowding into compositions as if they have lives of their own. The colorful,… Read more »