Category: Teachers

10 Qs with #kidlit author Megan Hoyt + THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL: How Isaac Stern United the World to Save Carnegie Hall = Happy (almost) Book Birthday!

I’m thrilled to have my friend Megan Hoyt on the blog today to celebrate the (almost) Book Birthday of her latest nonfiction picture book, THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL: How Isaac Stern United the World to Save Carnegie Hall (Preorder here from Park road Books.) “Hoyt pays tribute not just to the renowned violinist but… Read more »

TWO Happy Book Birthdays: ONE BLUE GNU + WAKE UP FREIGHT TRAIN = 6 Qs with award-winning #kidlit author Danna Smith

All aboard! I’m doubly excited to celebrate TWO Book Birthdays with Danna Smith on the blog today: ONE BLUE GNU (Illustrated by Ana Zurita/ Amicus Ink / March 8th) AND… WAKE UP, FREIGHT TRAIN! (illustrated by Jon Andersen/  Little Simon / board book / March 29th!) * Hop aboard this train-shaped board book that introduces… Read more »

5 Wonderful Books for Fire Season

Sadly, Fire Season is a thing these days, and not just in California, where forest fires have names, just like hurricanes. You might live in an area turned upside down (possibly literally) by hurricane Henri or Ida, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Where I live, we have #Caldor, #Dixie, and #Tamarack fires… Read more »

Happy #TeacherAppreciationWeek –month, YEAR! + FREEBIES

Just like #EarthDay should be EarthYEAR, Teacher Appreciation Week should be 365 days 24/7 –right? Shout out to ALL of the teachers and librarians who stepped up to make learning fun and meaningful in the last 14 months. Who’s with me? Pandemic or not, these amazing, dedicated, nurturing humans did NOT stop. Look at this… Read more »