Category: Writing and Publishing Q & A

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 »

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 »

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! + 4 Qs with debut #kidlit author Alexandra Alessandri + a New Year’s #Giveaway

I’m so excited to share Alexandra Alessandri’s debut picture book, Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Illus. Addy Rivera Sonda / Albert Whitman) –the PERFECT must-read for our last blog of the year.  Check out the reviews! “This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.”―Kirkus STARRED review “The book’s vibrant… Read more »