Category: Writing and Publishing Q & A

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 »

Happy #BookBirthday to HOME FOR A WHILE by Lauren Kerstein + #BookGiveaway

Today on the blog, we get to ask my friend, #kidlit author & clinical social worker, Lauren Kerstein questions about her new book HOME FOR A WHILE–illustrated by Natalia Moore / Magination Press–which releases today! (Cue confetti!) Check out this **STARRED REVIEW** HOME FOR A WHILE “takes apart the fostering experience as few books have-from… Read more »

It’s a 4th Grade Blog Takeover Day = 10 Qs, Reviews, and Poetry because #WritingIsNeverWrong

Room 313 here–taking over Erin Dealey’s blog.  Hi from Bainbridge Island, WA! Before we zoomed with Erin Dealey last week and celebrated PETER EASTER FROG‘s BOOK BIRTHDAY, we read a bunch of her picture books. Here are 10 questions we had for her, and a few of our reviews: Q. 1 —from Vivian & Hannah:… Read more »

Happy #BookBirthday PETER EASTER FROG by Erin Dealey & G. Brian Karas + #Giveaway and WAITING…

Here comes PETER EASTER FROG, Hopping down his favorite log… We know what you’re thinking: “What about the bunny?” Good question! First graders help predict the answer in today’s blog post, celebrating the release of PETER EASTER FROG by Erin Dealey / Illus. G. Brian Karas (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Atheneum/ Simon & Schuster). A… Read more »