Category: Writing and Publishing Q & A

Picture Book Sneak Peek–> FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES + 10 Qs with Vivian Kirkfield and a #Giveaway!

Happy (Almost) Book birthday to Vivian Kirkfield’s collective biography of inventors who didn’t take impossible for an answer. FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (HMH / Illus. Gilbert Ford/  January 19, 2021) A JLG SELECTION  Check out the reviews!  “These innovations in transportation should inspire readers to go far….Educators…

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DEAR EARTH… from your awesome 5th Grade friends–> #blogtakeover!

Hi Blog Readers–Our teacher Mrs. Pete read us Erin Dealey’s new book, DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 (Harper Collins) and guess what? 5th Graders still like picture books! Here are a few things we like about DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5: The pictures by Luisa Uribe and how much color there…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—to give books! A very special 2020 ICYMthem Book List of MG / YA novels published in this crazy #pandemic.

Thanks to everyone who shared and shopped selections from our 2020 Recommended Picture Books List. For those wondering what books to give the older kids on your list… Check out these must-read 2020 books for Middle Grade / Young Adult  Yes, there are many other titles out there. (Feel free to add them in the… Read more »

Happy (belated) Book Birthday to ONE TIME & 5 Qs with THE Sharon Creech

It’s a Book Birthday party for Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Creech’s new MG novel: ONE TIME (Harper Collins/ Sept. 8, 2020) Are you ready to celebrate? Seriously, any day that I get to chat with one of my #kidlit sHEROES is a time for celebration! This book is magic.  It’s about… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…A Book! = 6 Qs with debut MG novelist and poet Megan E. Freeman

It’s a Book Baby Shower and YOU’RE invited! Today we’re celebrating this beautiful debut novel in verse: ALONE by Megan E. Freeman, entering into the world on January 12th, 2021. Proud publishing family: Aladdin / Simon & Schuster (see Q4) I’d say it’s a perfect excuse to add a new post to my series: What… Read more »